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Hiking

An original Civilian Conservation Corps bridge at Lost River State Park. Circa 1936.

An original Civilian Conservation Corps bridge at Lost River State Park. Circa 1936.

View from Millers' Rock Trail.

watchable wildlife

Watchable wildlife

Fawn

Hiking at Lost River State Park is exceptional. There is no fee to enjoy hiking the park trail system.

ARBUTUS TRAIL
Walking distance/time:  .75 mile/40 minutes. Blaze: Yellow
Trail runs from East Ridge Trail to Loblolly Trail near storage building.

BIG RIDGE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1 mile/1hour. Blaze: Yellow
Trail runs from lower fire tower road around Big Ridge and back onto fire tower road on top of Big Ridge.

BRANCH MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .5 mile/20 minutes. Blaze: Red
The trail runs form Shingle Mill Land Trail near lower picnic area to top of ridge rejoining Shingle Mill Land Trail.

COPSE COVE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1.75 mile/1.5 hours.  Blaze: Yellow
This trail runs form the Lee Sulphur Sprig near Cabin No. 1 or across from the parking lot near Cabin No. 2 to the intersection of Light Horse Harry Lee Trail.

COVEY COVE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .5 mile/20 minutes. Blaze Green
Trail runs form the end of Cabin Run Road to Light Horse Harry Lee Trail and then to Piney Ridge Road (Mountain bikers welcome.)

EAST RIDGE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 2.5 miles/2.5 hours. Blaze: Red
Trail runs from Howard's Lick Run near the east entrance to the intersection of Red Fox Trail and Light Horse Harry Lee Trail near the SW corner of the park. (Mountain bikers welcome.)

HOWARD LICK TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1.25 miles/1 hours.  Blaze: Blue
Trail runs form parking lot near Cabin No. 3 or nearby picnic area to the junction of East Ridge Trail near east entrance.

LAUREL TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .5 mile/20 minutes. Blaze: Blue
Trail runs form administration building to junction of Razor Ridge Trail.

LEE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .5 mile/15 minutes.  Blaze: Orange
Trail starts at Cabin No. 8 and crosses Light Horse Harry Lee Trail to Copse Cover Trail.

LIGHT HORSE HARRY LEE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1.25 miles/1 hour. Blaze: Blue
Trail runs form playground across from administration building to junction of East Ridge Trail and Red Fox Trail. (Horse trail.)

LOBLOLLY TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .875 mile/45 minutes. Blaze Orange
Trail runs form end of the road near storage building to tend of Cabin Run Road.

MILLERS ROCK TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 3.5 miles/3 hours. Blaze: Yellow

RAZOR RIDGE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1.25 miles/1 hour. Blaze: Orange
Trail runs from parking lot near swimming pool and Cabin No. 3 at intersection of Howard Lick Trail to East Ridge Trail.

RED FOX TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .25 mile/20 minutes
Trail runs from East Ridge Trail to Piney Ridge Road near SW corner of the park. (Mountain bikers welcome.)

SHINGLE MILL LANE TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1 mile/50 minutes. Blaze: Green
This trail runs from the stables to the lower picnic area. (Horse trail.)

STAGHORN TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1 mile/50 minutes. Blaze: Blue
This trail runs from East Ridge Trail to Cabin Run Road near Cabin No. 17.

VIRGINIA VIEW TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .625 mile/25 minutes.  Blaze: Red
Trail runs from Miller's Rock Trail at Cheeks Rocks to Big Ridge Trail near Big Ridge Picnic Shelter.

WHITE OAK TRAIL
Walking distance/time: 1.5 miles/1-1.5 hours. Blaze: Orange
Trail runs from stable to op of the Big Ridge at junction of Miller's Rock Trail. (Horse Trail.)

WOOD THRUSH TRAIL
Walking distance/time: .25 mile/20 minutes. Blaze: Green
Trail runs from East Ridge Trail to Staghorn Trail.

ITEMS OF NOTE

  • All trails are blazed with different colors for identification.
  • Mileage and walking times are one-way, unless otherwise stated.
  • Sturdy shoes and socks are advised.
  • Hike with a friend or relative.  It's more fun and safer than hiking alone.  Always let someone know where to plan to walk, hike or bike.
  • Observe "Leave No Trace" practices.

LOST RIVER STATE PARK/TRAIL MAP
Click for pdf version of Lost River trails/area map.

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