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hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail! It's very well maintained and there are only a few roads to cross.

walking
2 months ago

Nice easy place to go for a run. Pretty scenic and right on the reservoir.

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Very nice, very scenic, peaceful. There's some real nice views of the reservoir, and some small feeder creeks with waterfalls.
Lots of birds. I was very fortunate to see the bald eagle in his nest.
The Buckeye Trail (not the Maple Highlands trail which parallels it in areas) are hard pack 10' wide and smaller off shoot trails are 3' wide hard pack gravel.
Very little in the way of elevation changes, all fairly mild.
Definitely not the Appalachian Trail but pretty with good exercise.
Great for simple hikes and enjoyment.
Like the guide says 2 miles in and 2 miles back.
At a simple relaxed walking pace round trip is about 2 hours.
Very nice campgrounds with great views of the lake.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

awesome loved this place

walking
11 months ago

hiking
Friday, May 13, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Snowy day to observe eagles nesting and assess buckeye trail markings and trail condition. Good pace with experienced hikers working on the little loop.

road biking
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Beautiful park. Easy trails along reservoir. Eagles in park. The Maple Highlands bike trail also runs along this park.

hiking
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Well groomed 2 mi gravel trail that winds along the edge of a lake from one park entrance to the other (not a loop). Scenery is lovely with 3 additional dirt trails that lead off the main gravel trail. The entrance off rt608 also marks the start of a 15+ mile paved bike path
(Maple highlands trail). Awesome place for hiking, running, dog walking, or biking. Haven't personally camped or fished at this park but they have nice facilities and seem to be fairly popular.