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Deer Creek hiking

Deer Creek’s hiking trails are a wonderful way to explore the park’s woodland, meadows, shoreline, and perhaps catch a glimpse of our wildlife too. Preview these trails—you’re sure to find one that perfectly matches your interests and abilities. Click here to download a trail map.

Hawkview Meadow Trail

A 1-mile loop trial that runs through an old oak wood lot before opening into a gentle rolling meadow. The trail is bordered by Clarks Run Creek and is mostly wooded, with some hills. It starts approximately 50 yards past the camp office and is marked with yellow blazes.

Rolling Hills Trail

This is a 2.5-mile, one-way trail that leads you through scenic wooded rolling hills and ravines. The trail borders the lake shoreline between the lodge and campground and offers the hiker some good views of the lake. This is a one-way trail, so be prepared to hike the 2.5 miles back to the start. It leaves from the lodge parking lot to the left of the tennis courts and ends in the campgrounds. It is marked with yellow blazes.

Marsh Walk

This is a 1-mile loop trail that traverses the shoreline and winds through hilly woodlands, including both a pin oak and oak woodlot. It starts at the east boat ramp parking lot. It is marked with yellow blazes.

Ridge Trail

This 1.5-mile trail runs through mostly wooded terrain with some shoreline hills. A nature observation blind allows the hiker to observe an area where wildlife may be enjoying corn or a salt block. It starts in the lodge parking lot near the baseball field and is marked with yellow blazes.

Adena Ridge Trail

This new ¾-mile loop trail borders lake shoreline the entire route. It boasts some excellent views of both the lake and beach area. It is mostly wooded, partially uphill and downhill slope. It starts to the right of Cabin 25 and is marked with yellow blazes.

Woodchuck Trail

A 1-mile loop in the woods on the north side of the lodge, this trail passes by a small pond and traverses the lake shoreline. It starts and ends in the lodge parking lot, 50 yards to the left of the Rolling Hills trail or by the tennis court. It is marked with red blazes.

Waterloo Trail

This trail is a ¼-mile loop. It winds through the cabin area and woods, and offers a pleasant after-dinner stroll. It starts and ends near the first circle of cabins, at the end of cabin road. It is marked with red blazes.