Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Watters Smith 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
3 days ago

This is an easy, kid friendly, hike with multiple activity options nearby. According to the park map the Burr trail plus the extension combined are only 2.3 miles. My distance was longer because I parked at the activity building by the playground and walked to the trailhead and back. One caution. This trail will be very muddy immediately following a rain. We had mild snow melt this past week and parts of the trail were muddy.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice trail. Nothing too hard or steep. We hiked it in the fall. We plan to come back in the spring because the trail has several stream crossings but the stream was dry in the fall. We weren’t sure where to park so we parked off the road by the weigh cabin. Not sure we were supposed to do that but nothing happened.

hiking
3 months ago

Good parking, well marked, and playground area for kids. Make sure to visit the Watters Smith historic site close to the entrance. Many trails here to extend your hike or difficulty.

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3 months ago

Good parking, well marked, and playground area for kids. Make sure to visit the Watters Smith historic site close to the entrance. Many trails here to extend your hike or difficulty.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike, but the Burr Smith Extension Trail is a bit of a waste. There is nothing up on that hill, but if you'd like to break a little sweat go for it! I did this hike after a bit of a dry spell and I did not encounter any mud that wasn't navigable. It would be a pretty hike in the fall or after some rain as it follows several small creeks.

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bugs
5 months ago

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6 months ago

great trail with some nice views

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muddy
6 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Decent trail, not much to see

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Thu Aug 02 2018

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Sun May 06 2018

Probably my favorite trail here. Pretty scenery. You’re gonna get wet though.

hiking
Tue Apr 24 2018

Hiked this trail out from the Highwall Bypass trail. Very pretty through some flat bottoms. Although I went when it was relatively dry, areas here and there were a little muddy, but I believe that it's main cause for staying that way is mountain bikers keeping it tossed up. Water crossings through here were nice and all contained lovely foot bridges.

hiking
Tue Apr 24 2018

Very easy and fun trail to stroll through. This area of the park seems to be different from the rest when on the trail. A bit more open in parts of it and all around very enjoyable. There is an extension of the trail that adds .5 miles to it... Nothing too spectacular on it other than making good elevation gain to just immediately drop back to the trail to finish it out. towards the end of it there are is a nice field with Duck Creek flowing next to it with some interesting Geology.

White Oak part of the trail starting from the barn yard is nothing buy elevation.Once on the Hickory loop trail, though it was all down hill to the bottom of the valley where it rolled along the park Boundry with lovely grassy areas on the trail. There were a few areas where the trail had some rather steep scrambles when starting to ascend back to the top (doing on which way you start, but nothing too bad or long to not enjoy this secluded part of the park.

hiking
Tue Apr 24 2018

Wonderful little warm up trail. This was my first time visiting the park and loved the scenery everywhere I hiked! A this is a wonderful rolling trail.

hiking
Tue Apr 24 2018

This trail is quite a hike to get to from the White Oak trail. Use caution because the trail does get narrow with a rather steep drop off on one side. Once on the trail it is relatively flat on the top of the trail till you are at the junction at the bottom of the hill where you meet Trick Track Trek and Hershey Single Track Trail.

mountain biking
Tue Nov 28 2017

A fairly easy ride through the woods, couple of climbs that are all on the edge but just doable. Flowy downhills but no berms to build speed on turns. No drops or jumps that could be seen, trick trak trek is a Technical rock garden requiring some Skills to balance and hop your way around and through. Overall Watters Smith is good for a couple of hours cardio on the bike.

Thu Sep 07 2017

Very fun trail that had some very interesting sights along the way. Moderate inclines and nothing to extreme.

Sat Jun 10 2017

Nice easy trail, connects to several other trails

hiking
Wed Apr 12 2017

Very easy

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Tue Jul 23 2013

Way too short but nice.

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Sat Jul 20 2013

A nice little Forest loop with beautiful Crystal Lake at both ends. I think this is the loop they used to use for Halloween.

on White Oak Loop Trail

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