Frances Slocum State Park Trails

11.84 Miles

Trail Description

Bluebird Trail: 0.5 mile. This trail passes through field and mixed forest habitats in the northern portion of the park. Buck and Doe Trails: 0.8 mile and 0.3 mile. While skirting stone walls and old fields and passing through stands of pines, these trails connect to Maconaquah Trail in several places. Campground Trail: 1 mile. Campers can access this trail from the Stony Point parking lot or from behind the Organized Group Tenting Area. A short stretch of Campground Trail follows Larch Tree Trail. Deer Trail: 3.2 miles. This trail starts at the environmental interpretive center and passes through a diversity of habitats including lakeshore, thicket, hemlock stand, mixed forest, marsh and hardwood forest. Upper Deer Trail: 0.6 mile . This trail parallels Deer Trail through a mixed hardwood hillside. Frances Slocum Trail: 0.7-mile. This loop trail begins and ends at the boat rental parking lot. On this trail hikers can see beautiful forests and the rock shelter where American Indians temporarily held their small captive (Frances Slocum). Hilltop Loop Trail: orange blazes, 0.7 mile. The trailhead is on Green Road. Hilltop Trail is the starting point to access all trails on the western side of the park or can be hiked as a short loop. Lakeshore Trail: 1.4-mile. This trail begins at the Campground Road bridge or the Big Pines Picnic Area and follows the lake shore. It is popular with shore anglers. Larch Tree Trail: 2 miles. This hilly trail loops around the northeast corner of the park and through a large stand of larch trees. Macanaquah Trail: 2.5 miles. This trail begins and ends on Carverton Road and intersects other trails. Over four miles of mountain biking trails are available in the western part of the park. Trails range in difficulty from easiest to more difficult. Bikers should respect other riders and hikers when using designated trails. All mountain biking trails are designated with red blazes.

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