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Discover the vast trail network at Camp Creek State Park

April 8, 2020

It is no secret that Camp Creek State Park is a Mercer County Gem. With two waterfalls and a central campground, it is a favorite among residents, looking to explore the outdoors. However, there is a vast network of trails throughout the forest waiting for you – while practicing social distancing.

Thirty-five miles of trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers. Read up on the trails and download our Camp Creek State Park Trail map below!

ALMOST HEAVEN ROAD AND TRAIL:
Although this trail is a level grade, it
must first be accessed by hiking 2.3
miles along the Farley Ridge Road and
Trail.
0.6 Miles • Easy

BEAR WALLOW ROAD AND TRAIL
This is a loop trail that starts and ends
above the Falls/Forest Access parking
area.
5 miles • Moderate

BLUE JAY RIDGE ROAD AND TRAIL
This trailhead is to the right of Blue Jay
Campground site 12.
1 mile • Moderate


DEER CROSSING ROAD AND TRAIL
This scenic trail connects the two longest
trails in the forest — Bear Wallow and
Turkey Loop — by crossing through
Wildlife Area 7 and Bear Creek and
joining with White Oak Road and Trail.
1.2 miles • Moderate


FARLEY RIDGE ROAD AND TRAIL
This trailhead is across the paved park
road from the playground next to the
basketball court.
3.3 miles • Moderate


HATFIELD ROAD AND TRAIL
This trail is best accessed by a 1-mile
hike along White Oak Road & Trail.
2 miles • Moderate

HORSE BYPASS TRAIL
This trailhead starts across the paved road
from the Mash Fork Picnic Shelter at the
beginning of the gravel road leading to
Mash Fork Falls. This level trail is used to
bypass the shelter and picnic areas in the
developed area of the park. This is required
of all horses and riders as they are not
allowed in the main picnic areas. It is also
a nice bypass for hikers choosing to use it.
0.7 miles • Easy


MASH FORK FALLS TRAIL

This steep scenic trail may be accessed
by parking at the playground next to the
basketball court and hiking .8 mile on the
Farley Ridge trail to the trailhead of Mash
Fork Falls Trail.
1 mile • Difficult


MCCOY ROAD AND TRAIL
This trail is accessed from either the Turkey
Loop or Farley Ridge Road and Trails.
1.8 miles • Moderate


NEELY KNOB ROAD AND TRAIL
This trail passes through a variety of
habitats, including Wildlife Area 9, and
is relatively easy for much of the way and
moderately steep in others. The trail also
passes by the highest elevation peak, Neely
Knob, and has several beautiful views of
the distant mountains.
2 miles • Moderate

PINEY RIDGE TRAIL
This steep scenic trail may be accessed
by parking next to the Mash Fork picnic
shelter and hiking .1 mile adjacent to
Mash Fork campground site 22 to the
Piney Ridge trailhead.
1.5 miles • Difficult


TURKEY LOOP ROAD AND TRAIL
This trailhead is located at the Campbell
Falls/Forest Access parking area. On this
trail, there are nine creek crossings and
a tributary stream to ford before crossing
the bridge below Mash Fork Falls, so keep
the water level in mind. Most of the park
and forest trails to the west of Bear Creek
intersect at some point with Turkey Loop
Road and Trail.
8.7 miles • Moderate


WALDRON SPUR ROAD AND TRAIL

This trailhead is next to the seasonal
hunter parking area 2.
0.75 miles • Easy


WHITE OAK ROAD AND TRAIL
This trail starts 1.2 miles upstream on
Turkey Loop Road and Trail from the
Campbell Falls/Forest Access. At the
bottom of the seasonal hunter parking
area, enter this easy trail through a thick
grove of rhododendron.

Click here to download a Camp Creek Trail Map to help guide your way. You can also learn more by downloading the brochure.

This post was last updated on April 8, 2020


2 Comments

  • Crystal Potter says:

    Is all of the trail n 1 loop or they separated and what time is opens and close days of the week avability

  • Erica Seibert says:

    Hello!

    The links at the bottom of this blog provide a trail map so you can follow each trail. Download it and save it to your phone!

    Also, the park is open from dawn to dusk. For information, call the park at 304-425-9481.
    Thanks!

    Thanks!

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