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The gently rolling hills, lush forests and sparkling waters disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. Each year over one million people visit the 16,725-acre park, yet never realize that many people helped restore the park from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Today, the park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.

We love hiking this trail!!

The paved bike trail within Moraine State Park is 7 miles long (not a loop). It starts at the Bike Rental on North Shore Drive near the park entrance from West Park Road. The paved trail winds along, with some hills, grades, and curves, and many views of the lake. About halfway it passes through Lakeview Beach area, with a disc golf course, playground, and a swimming area (open Memorial Day to Labor Day, swim at your own risk), food concession, and picnic areas. The bike trail ends near Davis Hollow.

1 month ago

Fun path to hike with friends. Not very challenging for longer distance hikers, but fun trip to Moraine.

3 months ago

Nice trail with some mild/moderate elevation change. I did it with snow on the ground so that changes it a bit. You hear the road, I-79, so it's not a quiet walk but still worth the trek.

4 months ago

A good hike with some mild elevation changes and a nice section that runs along lake Arthur. Watch for mud in spring and fall by the lake.

This is a nice trail to work off the picnic you just had at Moraine's South Shore beach~

well blazed

easy trail to take the kids on

8 months ago

9 months ago

Nice easy trail. Definitely good for families even with smaller children. A few scenic spots of the lake but mostly a walk through the woods