Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Paris Mountain 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
7 days ago

I took the trail counterclockwise, as others have recommended, and am glad I did. It allows you to take the uphill portion more gradually. A few scenic views but nothing special. Worth a second visit at some point.

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rocky
8 days ago

This is a nice little trail with enough of an incline to get your heart rate up and many other sections that are easy strolls through the woods. It was more rugged than I expected for a state park so close to a city center, which was a nice surprise.

hiking
10 days ago

Great park. Good trail. Not a lot of views though because of the trees but still a pretty good trail. Next time I would hike then plan to picnic by the lake and bring a frisbee!

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muddy
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

My husband and I went clockwise on this trail and the first mile was very easy, we talked about trail running it next time through. However, once you get to the road crossing that splits the trail, it's a whole other trail. The trail goes from easy, wide, very manageable to narrow, scrambling and zig zagging up the side of a mountain and this is where all your 550-600ft of elevation gain is, this second half. We did the 2.4 mile trail in 56 minutes so it wasn't terrible but still a lot different than the first half of it. The entire trail was easy to follow through, well marked and we only past one group of people on the first half of the trail on a Saturday morning so that was nice.

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rocky
11 days ago

A good workout, but not much to see. We did it clockwise and had no issues staying on track.

hiking
16 days ago

Loved it through- through.

on Sulphur Springs Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Nice

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rocky
20 days ago

Great trail for people and dogs, rocky but well marked!

hiking
24 days ago

I would say the one mile incline part of sulfer springs on both sides is hard a little more than moderate. 5$ park entrance or state park pass

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rocky
1 month ago

This trail is a vigorous workout for dogs and their owners (I’ve only hiked it clockwise). It’s pretty easy to navigate; I get lost everywhere, and I had no problem completing this loop. You’re hiking up and down on narrow trails. If you have a medium to large dog, it’s impossible to walk past other hikers. Someone has to step to the side to let the others pass. Watch your footing. The trail alternates between soft dirt and clear, to very rocky/rooty (lots of protruding tree roots). If it has rained even a little just before your hike, those rocks and roots will be slippery. Definitely invest in a pair of hiking shoes/boots. This trail is described as child friendly, which it could be for children who are at least 10 or 11. It’s not a trail for toddlers. It’s also supposed to be a bike trail, but due to the terrain in some spots and the narrowness of the trail, I’ve seen bikers struggle. So that you can hear other hikers, runners, and bikers coming up behind you, don’t wear both of your Airpods, if any. Lake Placid is beautiful though and worth the work.

hiking
1 month ago

Great moderate trail. We saw several Pele in saddles and flip flops. Due to rocks, tree roots and terrain, definitely recommend real shoes for this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

One question: do we have to pay to get in the park (or do this walk)?

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely suggest doing this counterclockwise due to the uphill. I didn’t really see many people but enjoyed being in the woods.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a perfect workout and great for my puppy.

hiking
1 month ago

We went with our hiking group and also one of the dogs. Great hike. Had a few hills and challenged our group just enough. We completed this trail and also went smith couple miles on the Sulpher Springs trail. Couldn’t have asked for better weather

hiking
1 month ago

Me and a friend did this trail today and I highly recommend going counterclockwise. I gave it 3 stars for clockwise but probably would have given it a 4 maybe a five if I’d gone the other way. THE end has a pretty steep incline for the last half mile. There was a nice view at the top and we got some nice pictures. The fall scenery was great with the changing leaves.

Possibly not a Trail I should have done without discovering it’s really strenuous in some places. Nice outing.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful trail - but for someone who just had a hip replacement less than a year ago,, it was more than a moderate trail. Steep inclines, climbing up and over rocks, through creek beds. Luckily I met nice hikers and one gave me their walking stick - highly recommend a walking stick. I made the whole loop in 3 hrs. There were people running the trail and lots of doggies, including mine. We are tuckered out, but will do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Although it was rated moderate, it was pretty strenuous going up from the fire tower side. Very worth it!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. It was peaceful and mostly easy. We will definitely do this one again!

hiking
1 month ago

First half of trail beautiful! second half beautiful but very steep

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail and good hike. Go counterclockwise for medium workout, clockwise can be strenuous as the last section is a steep climb.

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rocky
1 month ago

Highly recommend

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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