Explore the most popular trails near Bedford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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horseback riding
Friday, July 07, 2017

This is an equestrian trail. The lake is pretty, but equestrian trails do not make good hiking trails.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hiked this trail about a month ago, the trail was closed for maintenance but we went anyways. It was about 8-9 miles long. The grass was just a little tall so ticks were drawn to us! The hike was beautiful and quite! Worth it!!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

This is a gorgeous State Park that is well-maintained. We hiked a small loop and fished small ponds along the way. Fairly easy trail for eight and six-year-old although the low spots were a little bit muddy from the last rain. Wear good shoes that you don't mind getting muddy! The amenities are excellent. Our family will certainly come back and enjoy the park!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

if you're looking for a level place to hike, this park is for you! They don't have a huge variety of trails and only one trail head that we could find, but it was one of our most peaceful hikes we've had. We didn't see any other hikers, bikers, or equestrians on the trail. The hike around the lake is 8 miles with several trails off the main trail. It was very level and very muddy due to recent rains in the area. There are ABUNDANT deer too. We saw at least a dozen on a 5 mile hike. The signage in the park is desperately lacking. I downloaded a pdf of the trail map from the parks website which was quite helpful.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Beginner at hiking. The actual hiking trail was very short. We went on the equestrian trails which were....ok.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Thursday, September 14, 2017