Explore the most popular birding trails in Beavers Bend 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.

hiking
23 days ago

Great route for a mild workout with the family, dogs, this is perfect! Behind the Lodge is a fantastic lake entry for them to play and cool down after! Bring water shoes for the lake.

I really enjoyed this trail. However in some parts it is more on the moderate side.

hiking
2 months ago

Thought it was going to be easier. Then it kept going up and up and up. Good hike. Would have liked that last log cut to avoid crawling under.

hiking
2 months ago

I walked this trail this weekend, it was more moderate and not easy in my opinion. Nice scenery, be ready for a steep climb and a good workout.

This trail was pretty easy. It begins in the trees and winds around towards the lake. We didn’t run into very many people.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Not a technical trail unless you plan on hurdling the 20 or so trees that have fallen on the trail. Not sure if it all happened recently and it was just our luck or if the state park really doesn’t take care of their trails. A few times you couldn’t even see the trail. We carried our bikes about as much as we rode them. Otherwise it would have been a decent and scenic trail.

This is not the trail for the DBHT. It actually continues on past the point this map starts its return (at the spillway). At 259a it crosses over to the Indian Nation Trail (not sure where this junction is from the skyway trail unless it’s at Bee Creek because there it offers a route to “the lodge”) which takes you to the Armadillo camp area, you then cross the road and take the continuation of the Indian Nation Trail to Carson Creek. You can turn around at this point. So you do Skyline Trail 7+ miles, connect to Indian Nation Trail at spillway for 5 miles to Stephens Gap, connect to next section of Indian Trail towards Carson Creek for 1 mike, and turn around. A car at drop off Dogwood Camp and one at the Spillway would work. Don’t start the trail by spillway as you can’t get back to your car due to bridge area being washed out.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail with young kids just the right difficulty.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail for families. 7-11 year olds did great.

Pretty flat, easy hike. Portions near lake were flooded but easy to hike around.

Take a left at the bottom of the steep incline to loopback around to the visitor center. This was not clearly marked. Do not cross the creek. It’s a great trail, we enjoyed it

Nice well kept trail easy hiking nice scenery lots of quartz everywhere

great trail, hiked it with my husband, 9 yr old daughter, 4 yr old son and 1 yr old daughter in a carrier. had some pretty steep points but we all had a great time.

Wife and I did this hike. It was a very nice workout. Views were nice, no real lookout point.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked from start to finish with a picnic lunch in the middle and it took us 2 hours. Forest side was warm and lake side was refreshingly cool. Vistas were breathtaking.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail was challenging and fun but it is not "easy". Great workout tho! There is a "lookout point" although it's not much of one. It's marked by a small stone wall. However if you keep walking past the lookout point you will come across an even prettier view. The trail will also loop you back to the nature center if you start there. Needed a little maintenance as we had to crawl over a few down trees. We had a wonderful day and took some time to enjoy the nature center, all in all a great trail and marked well.

hiking
5 months ago

This is not an easy hiking trail! It is beautiful and the scenery is great, but there is no good lookout point. The one that we did find was not clearly marked so we hike 1 mile past it.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful easy trail! Wish we could have hiked the whole thing, maybe next time!

I accidentally did this trail, so I went in with no expectations. I am an active 28 y/o F and while I didn’t consider this trail very difficult, I definitely wouldn’t label it easy. Perfect length and just the right amount of effort involved to make it a great workout without being miserable! I do wish there would have been a good lookout point

This trail is NOT an easy trail. I would rate it moderate. After hiking the “moderate” Lakeview Lodge 4m loop two days ago and considering it very easy, I was not sure what to expect from this. It was more challenging and lots of fun. There is not a good lookout point at the top, as noted by previous hikers, and the trail changes names on the posted markers a few times, but it is easy to follow and loops back to where it started.

Great trail and views. No designated lookout, but it's a steep climb so stop and look around anytime you need to rest.

Very pretty scenery and well marked. Would hike again!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy intermediate hike. Nice scenery. Easy to follow trail.

Enjoyed the trail following the river, but would consider this moderate due to several steep sections.

Easy to moderate trail. End isnt well marked though.

Awesome trail! Within about a quarter mile we jumped up two Doe that were bedded down. Later on we heard two beautiful Bald Eagles that we’re roosted in a tall pine tree! Such a great experience! It stormed last night so it was night and quiet and no one was on the trail with us! Definitely doing this trail again!

Very good trail! Wife and I did this trail as our first hiking trial ever. Nice scenery and good trail. Not very well marked but was a great starter!

It seemed more difficult and longer than expected which was a good thing!

hiking
7 months ago

Disappointed that it didn't appear to really have a "lookout" point.

Very quiet trail. We saw deer, squirrels, frogs and lizards.

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