Over 40 miles of well-marked and maintained hiking, biking’ and equestrian trails are located on Camp Creek State Park and State Forest. There are approximately 5500 acres of forest and 500 acres of park for your enjoyment. Please remember the forest is a multi-use area and hunting is allowed during legal seasons. You will encounter a variety of wildlife in both the park and forest, please remember these are wild animals and feeding them is illegal and harmful to the animals. Please keep our trails clean for everyone to enjoy, pack out what you pack in. (ATVs are prohibited within the boundaries of Camp Creek State Park and State Forest.)
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Some of the nicest areas within Camp Creek forest and park are these ‘for hiking only’ trails.
Blue Jay Ridge Road and Trail
(More) 2.2 miles. Blaze: brown to green post with stickers
This trail starts in the park with brown post blaze, and is accessed from the Farley Ridge Road and Trail near the basketball court. It climbs steeply through the woods leaving the park and entering the forest with green post blaze. The trail then makes its way onto Blue Jay Ridge, follows the ridge approximately 1 mile, passing Wildlife Area #3 and then intersecting with The Turkey Loop Road and Trail just above Wildlife Area’s #1 and #2.
Blue Jay Spur Trail
(More) .9 mile. Blaze: brown post with stickers
Depending on your direction of travel, this trail either starts or ends at camp site #12 in the Blue Jay Camping Area. It travels between the basketball court in the main park and the Blue Jay Camping Area. At the basketball court, take the Farley Ridge Road and Trail approximately .3 mile to intersect with the Blue Jay Spur Trail then follow the trail to its end at the camping area.
Farley Ridge Road and Trail
(More) 3.2 miles. Blaze: brown to green post and stickers
This trail starts at the basketball court with brown post blaze, passes the intersections for Blue Jay Ridge and Blue Jay Spur Trails, climbs to Farley Ridge passing the intersection of the Mash Fork Falls Trail and continues into the forest. Of course your blaze changes from brown to green post when you leave the park and enter the forest. It follows the ridge to a gas well road, turns left onto that road and continues 2.3 mile, where it intersects with Turkey loop Road and Trail, near the beginning of the Hatfield Road and Trail.
Mash Fork Falls Trail
(Most) 1.1 miles. Blaze: brown post with stickers
This is a steep trail starts at the Mash Fork Falls parking area, and climbs via switch backs to within 100 yards of Farley Ridge and the State Forest Boundary. It intersects with the Farley Ridge Road and Trail.
Piney Ridge Trail
(Most) 1.5 mile Blaze: brown post with stickers
This is a loop trail with a nice over look at the top, it starts behind site #21 in the Mash Fork Camping Area and follows a large hollow to the top of the ridge, then follows the ridge approximately ¼ mile before starting back down off the ridge via switch backs and comes out behind camp site #23.
Turkey Loop Road and Trail
(More) 10 miles loop. Blaze: green and brown post with stickers
This trail follows and is part of our forest access road and is closed to public traffic. It starts at either the Mash Fork Falls or the Campbell Falls parking area and loops to the other. This is the main trail from the park to the forest and back to the park. Almost all other trails intersect with this trail at some point. In the main park you will use the 1.1 mile horse bypass trail to connect and complete this loop.
Bear Wallow Road and Trail
(More) 5 miles. Blaze: green post with stickers
This is a loop trail that starts and end 0.7 miles above the Blue Jay camping area. It is accessed from the Turkey Loop Road and Trail and follows Camp Creek to its head waters, turns uphill to the ridge, then it follows the ridge line past Wildlife Area #8 and then goes downhill and re-enters it’s self just above the gate where you first entered the trail.
Neely Knob Road and Trail
(More) 2 miles. Blaze: green post with stickers
This trail starts near the head waters of Camp Creek and is accessed from the Bear Wallow Road and Trail. The trail climbs 1 mile to a ridge that follows the forest boundary a short distance then turns left and intersects back with the Bear Wallow Road and Trail again just above Wildlife Area #8. You can then follow the Bear Wallow Road and trail back to the Turkey Loop Road and Trail where you began.
White Oak Road and Trail
(Easiest) 1.3 miles. Blaze: green post with stickers
This trail starts 1.1 mile above the Blue Jay Campground/Falls Parking area, and is accessed from the Turkey Loop Road and Trail. It follows a ridge to Wildlife Area #5 then turns left and passes through Wildlife Areas #1 and #2, and then rejoins The Turkey Loop Road and Trail. Once back on Turkey Loop you can turn left back toward the Blue Jay Camping Area, or turn right and continue the 10 mile loop to the Mash Fork Falls.
Hatfield Road and Trail
(More) 2.3 miles. Blaze: green post with stickers
This trail Start’s at either Wildlife Area #1 and #2 or Wildlife Area #5 and does a loop using part of the White Oak Road and trail as a connector. If starting at Wildlife Area’s #1 and #2, From the Turkey Loop Trail you will turn right onto the White Oak Trail. You will then follow the White Oak Trail approximately 200 yards through the field and turn left onto the McCoy Road and Trail. Or continue straight on the White Oak Trail to Wildlife Area #5 where you can start at the other end of this loop trail. This trail ventures down into Cassidy Branch to the BJ-4 gas well site, turns right up hill pass through the gas well landing turns right again and then follows the gas line right of way to the top of the mountain where you will enter another gas well site BJ-6. Turns right again, and follows the ridge back to and reconnects with the White Oak Trail at Wildlife are #5.
Deer Crossing Road and Trail
(More) 1.5 miles. Blaze: green post with stickers
This trail starts 3/10 of a mile around the White Oak Road and Trail, turns right and is level for approximately 2/10 of a mile, then turns right again downhill in to a hollow. It crosses Bear Creek, goes through Wildlife Area #7, then climbs steeply to a ridge and intersects with the Bear Wallow Road and Trail just above Wildlife Area #8. Once there you can choose to turn right past the Wildlife Area and back to Turkey Loop, or turn left and access the Neely Knob Road and Trail.
Horse Bypass Trail
(Easiest) 1.1 miles. Blaze: brown post with stickers
This trail starts at either the Mash Fork Camping Area or just off the black top road toward Blue Jay Camping area. It is required that all horse and riders use this trail, they are not allowed in the main picnic areas. It is also a nice bypass for anyone else wishing to use it.
McCoy Road and Trail
(More) 2.5 miles. Blaze: green post with stickers
This trail is accessed from the Turkey Loop Road and Trail. If you are coming from the Camp Creek or Campbell Falls side of the park, it starts approximately 3/10 mile past Wildlife Areas #1 and #2 and follows a well maintained gravel road to a natural gas compressor station,( you will be able to hear it long before you see it.) As you pass the compressor station the road becomes less maintained and more wooded. You continue on a level grade for approximately ½ mile then start down hill toward gas well # BJ15. You will cross the gas well landing and then continue downhill where you will rejoin the Turkey Loop Trail. Turn left and follow the Turkey Loop Trail approximately 2 miles beyond Mash Fork Falls and back into the main park, or turn right and follow Turkey Loop Trail back to where you started, then back to Campbell Falls, approximately 8 miles.
All trails are blazed with a marking system. There are fiberglass rods or posts driven into the ground and identification stickers are attached providing all the necessary information to guide trail users. The name of the park/forest, the name of the trail, direction of travel and difficulty is listed on the post at the beginning and end of the trail. Along the trail it will be only the name of the park/forest and the name of the trail.
At intersections, information about any roads or trails that intersect the trail is indicated. If another trail or road intersects a trail, and it is part of park/forest maintained trail system, you will find that information about that road or trail on an additional post with stickers. If it is not a part of the park/forest trail system the only sticker on the post will be a “NO TRAIL” sticker with a line through it.
The post in the park will all be brown and the post in the forest will all be green. An easy trail marking posts may be as much as ½ mile apart. If it is a ‘more’ or ‘most’ difficult trail, there will be more signage at closer intervals. Any time a trail intersects with another trail or a road there is signage to keep you on the right trail.