Explore the most popular trail running trails in Great Seal 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.

Although the first quarter mile has brush creeping into the narrow trail and lots of horse poo, it quickly clears and widens before the ascent begins. Take a left at trail marker A for the best challenge. I would rate this trail difficult due to the incredibly steep incline, but it's excellent training for the Smokies! I'll definitely be going back!

While I really enjoyed this hike, Moderate in not how I would describe it. It is really hard, I thought, and with the leaves and tree nuts on the ground, it was like walking on ball bearings. I found myself on my behind more than once. But it really was beautiful for a late November day, we saw 5 deer, a couple of woodpeckers and piles of squirrels. And our dog had a blast.

Nice trail quit good work I would do it again

trail running
9 months ago

Decent area for a trail run, lots of up and down , but the trail was fairly clear. We saw a lot of deer, both on the way in and while hiking. Very private and secluded, HOT in the summer with humidity.

walking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Challenging steepness on the ascent but worth it.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

some challenging hill climbs and gorgeous foliage!

hiking
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bunker Hill Trail is a nice hike around with a couple of points to climb to the top. The approach to this trail has a bit of a steep climb to Mark R. Otherwise, once on the trail you experience little change in elevation. There are plenty of mountain bikers on this trail - so be ready for some who approach quickly.

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

The path on this Lick Run Trail is well-defined. There are some nice ups and downs - you'll feel like a roller coaster at times. Mountain bikers share the trail, so you'll see parts of the trail venture off for bikers to enjoy a ramp/jump occasionally.

hiking
Monday, December 12, 2016

Enjoy this mix of elevation - with half the trail a steep ascent and the other half fairly flat. It's a short point-to-point trail with some possible sighting of dear, a pond (near Marker CC), and some quiet paths deep in the forest. There can be the occasional mountain biker - so be attentive.

hiking
Monday, December 12, 2016

For the Mt. Ives Connector trail - Fun edge walking with the thrill of some steep hillsides. It's a narrow trail at times as you wind your way up Mt. Ives from Marker W. It's worth the ascent up Mt. Ives Trail to take this connector trail to the Shawnee Ridge Trail. During the winter months you can see some great views of the surrounding hillside. During the rest of the year, the forest is dense and provides great solitude in your hike. There can be an occasional mountain biker - albeit rare.

hiking
Saturday, December 10, 2016

If you want a short walk, run, or trail exercising -- this is the trail for you! With several stations peppered along this trail for added workouts, you can get all your exercise needs in one stop. Plus, the added views of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Trail path is wide and easy to navigate.

hiking
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Enjoyable hike with a burst of strenuous activity about midway through. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain for a challenge that will leave you sweating on the coldest of days. Reach the top for some great glimpses of the surrounding foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Bring a hammock in the milder months and enjoy a nice breeze and a nap. For this hike, it was a cold day (~25 F) and still enjoyed it all!

hiking
28 days ago

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10 months ago

hiking
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016