Overlook Trail, Spring Lake Park, 2007
The hiking trails at Spring Lake Park offer scenic paths for
those looking for a relaxing walk, as well as those who prefer a more
challenging hike. Hikers need to be alert to changing conditions on the
trails, such as fallen tree limbs, rocks, ruts, and wet soil.
are encouraged to stay on marked trails to avoid thorn bushes, uneven
ground, and poison ivy, whose berries serve as food for resident birds.
must be on leashes at all times.
and horseback riders use the same trails at Spring Lake Park. Caution is
advised when meeting on the trail. Horses can be startled by loud noises
or sudden movements.
Thirteen trails are currently open (most are ½ mile or less in
length). See bottom of page for trail map.
Big Tree Trail
–This is a
flat, easy trail for hikers, with several access points to the
creek. Look for the giant, 200-year old Cottonwood tree on the
right, near Egg Bag Creek.
–This is a flat, easy trail. On the west end—across Egg Bag
Creek—this trail intersects with West Hill Spur and Egg Bag Trail.
Egg Bag Trail
—This trail is narrow with some uneven footing. It is not
suitable for horses. This trail intersects with
West Hill Spur and West Trail.
West Hill Spur
– The hill on this spur has a steep incline. This trail intersects
with Egg Bag Trail, West Trail, and Overlook Trail.
—The hills on this trail offer moderate inclines and uneven footing.
Follow this trail to Horseshoe Loop and the scenic overlook.
trail has steep inclines and uneven footing. It is not
appropriate for horses. This trail is accessed from
Horseshoe Loop, near the scenic overlook.
trail runs the length of the park and intersects with all trails
south of the Moon Creek suspension bridge. Currently it dead ends
at the second Moon Creek crossing. It is mostly flat and
groomed as far as Creek Trail and primitive beyond.
is a spur
that runs adjacent to South Trail for a short distance. It
has a steep incline and uneven footing
–This trail is mostly flat, with some uneven footing. It shares a
portion of the trail with Highline Trail.
has moderate inclines and some uneven footing. It shares a portion
of the trail with Deer Trail.
– This trail has moderate inclines and uneven footing. It shares a
portion of the trail with Turkey Trail.
–This trail is flat with some uneven footing. It shares a portion of
the trail with Ridge Trail.
–This trail is mostly flat with some uneven footing. It intersects
with Turkey Trail.