Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in William H Kain Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

running
muddy
3 days ago

Nice trail especially giving the time of year with all of the wet weather. perfect distance for a moderate workout. trail was somewhat difficult to follow in spots and had to backtrack two or three times.

hiking
6 days ago

Trail was in good condition, a bit muddy but it is January and had snowed last week so I fully expected that. Nice hike but you really have to watch for the markers, some are missing, could definitely be marked better.

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

Easy going and great views of the lake. The dogs enjoyed it as much as we did.

horseback riding
26 days ago

Trails 4, 4A, 4B. Great December ride. Not too steep or Rocky but some challenging areas for horses. Had to turn around going downhill at one point due to horses slipping on wet leaves on top of frozen ground. Temps were in mid forties with lots of sunshine but in 20s the night before. Looks like improvements were made to trail markings. New restrooms also at lake Williams boat launch area.

horseback riding
26 days ago

Trails 4, 4A, 4B. Great December ride. Not too steep or Rocky but some challenging areas for horses. Had to turn around going downhill at one point due to horses slipping on wet leaves on top of frozen ground. Temps were in mid forties with lots of sunshine but in 20s the night before. Looks like improvements were made to trail markings. New restrooms also at lake Williams boat launch area.

hiking
26 days ago

Should be rated as easy. nice trail but poorly marked. Park ranger was patrolling the entire place like a hawk, we were yelled at for walking on a patch of grass to get from the large bridge back onto the trail...

running
2 months ago

Nice trail to run. Not well marked.

Nice trail and tunnels. Foot traffic allowed over closed bridge

hiking
3 months ago

great views I wish the trails were marked better.

beautiful trails, cool tunnels, lots of road noise

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail offering loads of solitude and song birds

hiking
4 months ago

Great loop, saw bikers, hikers, and horses. Added on the 2A-2C spur for an extra climb for my workout.

running
blowdown
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Could be labeled better. Very beautiful however.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Steep incline. Start the hike heading toward Jacobus if you want to do the steep going down, otherwise if you start the hike heading toward the direction of York you will face it (going up) about a mile into the hike.

Great trail. A must do.

trail 7 is no joke. Be mindful of spiderwebs.

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of folks out on this trail on a Saturday morning, either on bikes, running, hiking, or walking dogs. While the lake is still low, I think what bothered me most about this trail was it wasn't really quiet - you could hear a lot of background car noise as you're never very far from some pretty heavily traveled roads. Quieter than the 3 trail loop in the park, though, because you at least don't get the interstate noise that you hear on that trail. Well maintained trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Loved the beauty and ease of this trail as a beginning hiker. Ample and easy parking. Only passed one runner and a couple people with leashed dogs during my 1.5 hour hike. Trails were clearly marked and well maintained. Path was very well cleared of overgrowth; However due to recent storms there was a downed tree at one spot and leafy overhangs at two other places. The tree was tricky to get past but definitely doable. The lake bed has filled in with vegetation and looks stunning at the moment as if it were well-planned grasslands. I really loved the beauty and peacefulness of this trail and will do it again.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

really nice trail. a couple of muddy spots and downed trees after the storms the last 2 days. THE DAM IS FINALLY OPEN TO FOOT TRAFFIC. Overall a very enjoyable hike.

hiking
6 months ago

The Water Street Bridge is open to Horse, Bike, and Hiking Traffic! You can now complete the loop. Moderate hills in spots, lots of side trails and some areas with poor markings - you could get off the main trail easily. Mostly shady for a summer hike. Unfortunately, even though they have finished working on the dam Lake Williams is still not completely backfilled.

hiking
6 months ago

Some parts are very lovely and beautiful, especially the conifer forest. Other parts were kind of boring, as it looked more prepared for vehicles than hiking. The lake was still out as well. I might try it again whenever the lake is opens back up.

running
muddy
8 months ago

loop 1,1a, and what should be marked 1b. Had to back track to cove inner loops. Not marked the best.

hiking
9 months ago

The trail was nice. Very easy. I rated it 3 stars only because there was no water in the lake. They county posted signs that they are working on the waterways. When finished they will reopen the damn and they lake will be filled again. I probably would have given it a 4 star if there was water.

Awesome hiking trail with lots of different attached trails to explore.

hiking
bridge out
9 months ago

This trail would be absolutely beautiful if the water were in the lake (not sure why it was drained but based on reviews seems to be empty for awhile). Also bridge is out so you can’t complete the whole loop around the lake which was disappointing. I saw a warning of this from someone who mentioned this 5 months ago and figured it would be done. It is not. It was also a weekday and no one working on it which is concerning if it will ever be done.

hiking
bridge out
9 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Very private. However disappointed that bridge is under construction so I was unable to complete loop around the lake. I saw in November someone warned of this in their review but I thought 5 months later would be safe to assume construction was complete. Also lake was drained for some reason. I imagine when water is I it, it’s quite beautiful!

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