Cedars of Lebanon State Park is named for the dense cedar forest that existed in the Biblical lands of Lebanon. The park contains 900 acres which are used for intensive recreation. An additional 8,100 acres are operated by the Parks Division as a natural area and by the Forestry Division as a State Forest.
This has become one of our favorite hiking spots. We went in February and it was beautiful then and we can't wait to get back in the spring to see the change. Nine year old and I hiked it fairly quickly. Our two dogs slowed us down though. The terrain is a bit rocky so it took them longer to adjust!!
I wish I could go back in time and revisit as a ten year old. We took our 3 and 2 year old out for a small hike to get out after some snow kept us in. The trail is virtually flat with some very minor gain in elevation at one point. We turned the hike into an extended nature lesson for the kids. My 3 year old walked a mile of it without any problem. We had to step in when she got close to some of the sinks. The sinks have some gnarly rocks that would really scrape you if you lost footing. The cedars were fascinating, as were the various abundant rock formations. It got 4 stars because of the length and relative monotony. Some wonderful diversity of flora. We will be regular visitors from now on.
Great 2 mile hike. easy to moderate loop. many rock formations and sinks. well blazed trail. not a lot of hikers on Sunday. Enough to see to keep it interesting. Shag Bark Trees cool too. Other trails nearby also. Definitely will come again. Good for kids 5+ beginner hikers.