Explore the most popular trail running trails in Pawtuckaway State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Amazing Rocks & Boulder climbing Mecca! Not much of a lookout, trees blocking view.

nature trips
1 month ago

Good for small kids.

When you reach the first junction or point where you decide to go the the fire lookout or take the bypass you need to go up the steep incline straight ahead. Do not go to the left. Once you get up a ways on that steep incline you will begin to see the white diamond shaped markers on the trees that line the trail. It is very well marked and signed beyond that first intersection. Good hike, great views.

it was a great hike with 2 dogs. plenty of cool streams for them to drink and cool off. lots of different terrain. from steep to easy roads. I got turned around a couple of times but keep checking all trails to get back on track. didn't see a single person until way past halfway point. loved the boulders.

A nice quiet, lightly traveled 4 mile hike. My wife and I elected to start up North Mountain Trail, tackling the climb portion first, then come around via Boulder and bring it home via the North Mt Bypass. The 4 mile hike took us novices 2.5 hours, most during the climb section, with a few stops. It is definitely buggy. Fortunately we paid attention to the warnings and lathered up in bug spray. Not much scenery even at the peak of North Mt. Might be better during foliage season.

This hike was pretty long and buggy. The day we did it was extra humid so that probably had something to do with it, but it was well marked with lots of interesting changes in terrain which made up for some of the extra length

4 months ago

This trail is not well marked. We’ve been wandering these beautiful woods for an hour or so and the signs we’ve seen...don’t have arrows (not helpful!). I know this is at least 50% user error, but well marked trails and intersections, and maps at a scale large enough to read... would be very, very helpful! I’m with my own children and some of their friends, and they’re pretty disappointed that the boulder field seems to be nonexistent.

Great first hike for my 11 week old pup.

Wonderful hike! Views were amazing! It’s amazing to be so close to the city yet feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Besides the beauty of nature....we saw kids learning how to rock climb, horseback riders, and more advanced kids rock climbing. Saw beautiful ponds and huge boulders with caves. What a great day! Will definitely be back to try out some other trails.

Not the greatest views but a nice maintenanced trail

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was not well marked but it was a gorgeous hike!

Did the out and back trip back on March 6th. Great conditions that day. Someone has been up there in the past few months, as I found the trail had been re-blazed. No way anyone can get lost now. Anyone been up there in the past week or so? If so, any snow/ice left? Looking to do an out and back again.

hiking
8 months ago

Really great trail. Loved the views and boulders. Was slippery coming down the mountain. Lots of ice even though it was 72 degrees out. Easy to follow, well marked.

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Crisp day. Gorgeous area. Trails not well blazed but easy to see where others have tramped through the woods. Amazing rock areas with numerous climbers that day.

hiking
Sunday, November 05, 2017

Took me 2 hrs 15 min to complete loop. After storm there were lots of trees down. First half of loop (going clockwise) is a bit more challenging to find footing. Second half easy walking on old road. Lots of leaves on ground in fall made it a bit slippery. Boulder field at the far end of the loop.

hiking
Saturday, October 28, 2017

BEAUTIFUL, well marked trail with challenging terrain. One of my favorite trails to date.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Great hike. The boulders are amazing!!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Great trail loop around north mtn. Did it with my dog and she had fun climbing up the boulders. Some places aren't particularly well marked but overall a great place to wander.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great short hike with kids, plenty of places to fish, plenty of ways to extend the hike with additional trails.

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

this was a good first hike and the views were beautiful

Loved it. Great moderate hike. Beautiful views. Peaceful. Not crowded. Geology was remarkable.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice trail, markers were a bit inconsistent so it's easy to get turned around on some private property, better trail marking would have made this a better experience for sure. Other than that this was a nice hike, not too high up so views are still a bit obstructed by the trees but a fun loop – good workout.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Great trail beautiful place black flies where horrible the trail porky marked ended up doing nearly 10 miles due to no signs on trails.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Love this trail - great area to explore. You can add on or shorten length of trip easily. Just make sure you have a map because there are LOTS of intersecting trails.

The Boulder field is incredible.

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

great hike. I'm recovering from foot surgery and am slowly getting back into hiking.

it was a good hike and some difficult parts of the trail. we entered through fundy and found it hard to follow a route because there were pretty much no directions posted and/or mile markers. the few posted were not helpful at all actual more confusing. it was a 4 hour hike and the only bummer was we couldn't make it to the top because there were no direction.

Great hike close to home.

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great hike! Summited and then hiked back down due to time constraints. Recommend microspikes or snowshoes in the winter, trekking poles at the very least!

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