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Trails at Camp Creek

Trails for HIKING Only

BLUE JAY RIDGE ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   2.3 miles    Blaze: green post with stickers  
This trail is best accessed by parking at the Campbell Falls/Forest Access parking area and hiking past Campbell Falls on the Turkey Loop Road and Trail 1.9 miles to the trailhead on the left just past Wildlife Area 1.  The trail, with multiple finger ridges running perpendicular off either side of trail, runs along Blue Jay Ridge Road and Trail for 2.3 miles before intersecting with the Blue Jay Spur Trail.  At this point you may hike the Blue Jay Spur Trail for 1 mile to return to the beginning point.  Total distance for this described hike is 5.3 miles.

BLUE JAY SPUR TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   1.0 mile    Blaze: brown post with stickers
This trailhead is to the right of Blue Jay Campground site 12.  Begin by parking at the Campbell Falls/Forest parking area and ascending along the trail before leveling out along the contour of the mountain for great views of Camp Creek below.  At the .9 mile mark, the trail intersects with Farley Ridge Trail to the left or turn right and ascend to the top of the mountain to join Blue Jay Ridge Trail.  See those trail descriptions to calculate total distance.

MASH FORK FALLS TRAIL
(Most Difficult Level)   1 mile   Blaze: brown post with stickers
This steep scenic trail begins by parking at the playground next to the basketball court and hiking .8 mile on the Farley Ridge trail to the trailhead of Mash Fork Falls Trail on your left.  The trail runs along the contour of the mountain before descending via switchbacks to Mash Fork Falls.  At this point the trail intersects with the Turkey Loop Road and Trail.  Take a left for .4 miles to the beginning of the hike.  Total distance for this hike is 2.2 miles.

PINEY RIDGE TRAIL
(Most Difficult Level)   1.5 miles    Blaze:  brown post with stickers
This steep scenic trail begins by parking next to the Mash Fork picnic shelter and hiking .1 mile adjacent to Mash Fork campground site 22 to the Piney Ridge trailhead.  The loop trail begins with a steady uphill climb to the top of a ridge line with a nice view of the mountains before descending via switchbacks through rock boulders to end behind campsite 24.  The total distance for this hike is 1.7 miles.

Trails for HIKING, BIKING, and EQUESTRIAN

ALMOST HEAVEN ROAD and TRAIL
(Easiest Level)   .6 miles   Blaze:  green post with stickers
Although this trail is a level grade, it must first be accessed by hiking 2.3 miles along the Farley Ridge Road and Trail (see above description).  The name says it all on this trail.  It passes by the Back-Pack campsite (camping is by reservation only. Call park to inquire) and continues until it intersects with the Turkey Loop Road and Trail.  Also near the Farley Ridge and McCoy Trailheads.

FARLEY RIDGE ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   3.3 miles   Blaze: brown to green post and stickers
This trailhead is across the paved park road from the playground next to the basketball court.  The first .9 miles, with brown post trail markers, is a steep switch back trail to the top of the mountain where it reaches the forest boundary with green post trail markers.  It then runs along the scenic ridge line for another 1.5 miles until it intersects with the Almost Heaven Road and Trail.  The trail then makes a left for .9 miles through a steep hollow before ending at the intersection of Turkey Loop and McCoy Road and Trails.  At this point you have multiple choices for returning to the beginning of your hike.  If you choose to make a right on Turkey Loop Road and Trail to return by Campbell Falls it is 2.8 miles by Campbell Falls to Blue Jay Spur Trail for 1 mile to Farley Ridge Road and Trail where you make a left and return .4 miles to the playground.  The total distance for this choice is 7.5 miles.

HORSE BYPASS TRAIL
(Easiest Level)   .7 miles   Blaze:  brown post with stickers
This trailhead starts across the paved road from the Mash Fork Picnic Shelter at the beginning of the gravel road leading to Mash Fork Falls.  This fairly level trail is used to bypass the shelter and picnic areas in the developed part of the park.  This is required of all horse and riders as they are not allowed in the main picnic areas.  It is also a nice bypass for hikers choosing to use it.

McCOY ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   1.8 miles   Blaze: green post with stickers
This trail is accessed from either the Turkey Loop or Farley Ridge Road and Trails (see those trail descriptions).   From the upper intersection of the Turkey Loop and Farley Ridge Road and Trails it is 1 mile on the McCoy Trail to the natural gas compressor station (caution- loud - may spook horses).  The trail is to the right of the compressor station where it begins to descend to the Turkey Loop Trail just downstream of the 8th creek crossing on Mash Fork Creek which is a 2.5 mile hike along Turkey Loop Road and Trail to the playground.

TURKEY LOOP ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   8.7 mile loop Blaze: green & brown post with stickers
This trailhead is located at the Campbell Falls/Forest Access parking area and follows .7 mile on a gravel road by Campbell Falls and past the Double C Campground to Bear Creek.  The trail then ascends sharply .5 miles to the seasonal parking area for hunters where you stay to the left and pass by an orange gate.  After another .6 miles of a moderately steep climb you reach the top of the mountain.  The trail then runs along the ridgeline for 2 miles before ascending to Mash Fork Creek.  There will be nine creek crossings and a tributary stream to ford before crossing the bridge below Mash Fork Falls. (Keep in mind the water level).  The trail then follows along a gravel road .3 miles to the intersection of the paved park road or you may use the Horse By-Pass Trail for 1.1 miles to complete the 8.7 mile loop.  Most of the park and forest trails to the west of Bear Creek intersect at some point with Turkey Loop Road and Trail. 

WHITE OAK ROAD and TRAIL
(Easiest Level)   1.4 miles   Blaze:  green post with stickers
This trail starts 1.2 miles upstream on Turkey Loop Road and Trail from the Campbell Falls/Forest Access.  At the bottom of the seasonal hunter parking area, enter this fairly easy trail through a thick grove of rhododendron on either side.  It follows a beautiful ridge 1 mile to Wildlife Area 5 at the intersection of the Hatfield Trail, then turns left and passes through Wildlife Area 1 and rejoins The Turkey Loop Road and Trail.

HATFIELD ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   2 miles   Blaze:   green post with stickers
This trail is best accessed by a 1 mile hike along White Oak Road & Trail (see above description).  Make a right off of White Oak Trail at Wildlife Area 5.  The trail runs along a ridgeline to Wildlife Area 6 with Bear Creek below to your right.  Stay to the left of Wildlife Area 6 and the trail descends sharply for a ways down the main gas line where it meets Cassidy Branch.  The trail makes a left at this point where it begins to ascend gradually to join White Oak Trail at Wildlife Area 1.

BEAR WALLOW ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   5.0 mile   Blaze: green post with stickers
This is a loop trail that starts and ends .7 mile above the Falls/Forest Access parking area where you make a right off of Turkey Loop Road and Trail at Bear Creek.  The trail parallels Camp Creek for 1-mile before the first of two creek crossings (check on stream level).  The trail runs 1.5 miles on an old railroad bed occasionally leaving the stream side.  The trail then ascends .2 miles where it intersects with the lower end of Neely Knob Road and Trail.  Stay to the left where the trail crosses a small stream and then once again ascends .7 mile to the upper intersection of Neely Knob Trail.  Make a left at this point.  In .1 miles Deer Crossing trailhead will be on your right.  Continue straight on Bear Wallow Road and Trail for .7 miles by Wildlife Area 8 to the seasonal hunter parking area #2 and the trailhead of Waldron Spur Trail.  From this point it is 1 mile back to Bear Creek and the junction of Turkey Loop Road and Trail.

WALDRON SPUR ROAD and TRAIL
(Easiest Level)   .75 miles   Blaze: green post with stickers
This trailhead is next to the seasonal hunter parking area #2.  Through careful planning, this went from a timber haul road to a beautiful level trail that follows along the contour of the mountain and makes an easy connector between Bear Wallow and Deer Crossing Road and Trail.  See those trail descriptions for total distance.

DEER CROSSING ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   1.2 miles   Blaze:  green post with stickers
This scenic trail connects the two longest trails in the forest – Bear Wallow and Turkey Loop by crossing through Wildlife Area 7 and Bear Creek and joining with White Oak Road and Trail. See descriptions of those trails above. 

NEELY KNOB ROAD and TRAIL
(More Difficult Level)   2.0 miles   Blaze: green post with stickers
This trail branches off from the northern end of Bear Wallow Road and Trail (see description above).  This trail passes through a variety of habitats, including Wildlife Area 9, and is relatively easy for much of the way and moderately steep in others.  The trail also passes by the highest elevation peak, Neely Knob, and has several beautiful views of the distant mountains.

About trails

Camp Creek State Park and Forest has nearly 35 miles of well-marked and maintained hiking, biking and equestrian trails.  Each trail is rated as either "Easiest", "More Difficult", or "Most Difficult" level.  There are approximately 5400 acres of forest land and 550 acres of park to enjoy.  The forest is a multi-use area and hunting is allowed during legal seasons.  You may encounter a variety of wildlife, 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.  ATV's, UTV'S, AND NON-LICENSED MOTORCYCLES ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE PARK AND FOREST. No motorized vehicles are allowed past closed gates.

Blazes and markings  
All trails at Camp Creek are blazed with fiberglass posts with stickers attached providing all necessary information to help you find your way.  The name of the trail, direction of travel, and difficulty is listed on the post at the beginning of each trailhead. Along the way it will just be the name of the trail and, if necessary, directional arrows.  At trail intersections information about other trails that intersect the trail is included.  If it is not a part of our maintain trail system, the only sticker on the post will be a "NO TRAIL" sticker with a line through it. The posts in the park are brown and the posts in the forest are green.   If it is an easy trail to follow, the marking post can be as much as ½ mile apart.  If it is a hard trail to follow, there will be more signage at closer intervals.

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