The Best Hiking Trails at Lake Catherine State Park
Whether you're a seasoned hiker with experience on diverse trails or planning your first hike with your family, you'll find the perfect trail here. Stay at Lake Catherine State Park hotels to stay long enough to try them all – remember to bring your camera!
1. Slunger Creek Nature Trail
This easy loop is excellent for hikers of all skill levels. A barrier-free walk, it takes you along open spaces filled with colorful blooming spring flowers and the sounds of the nearby creek. There are benches laid out, too, so that you can stop and relax in this refreshing setting.
2. Falls Branch Trail
This moderate-level trail is popular, as it passes by the scenic waterfall at Fall Creek. Starting near the campground, the 2-mile trail winds through beautiful pine and hardwood forest.
3. Dam Mountain Trail
Another moderately difficult hiking trail, this 4-mile path passes through the park's wonderful forest and treats hikers to spectacular sights of cascading streams, wildflowers, and animal life.
4. Horseshoe Mountain Trail
A good trail for both beginner and experienced hikers, Horseshoe Mountain Trail passes through novaculite glades and thick forests to reach the top of Horseshoe Mountain. Embark on this journey and you can look forward to scenic panoramas from the peak.
Great Places to Stay Near Lake Catherine State Park
The Best Family Activities at Lake Catherine State Park
Families staying at Lake Catherine State Park cabins will find plenty of outdoor experiences nearby to make their vacation unforgettable, with a range of guided horseback riding tours, nature programs, lake tours, and picnic sites to choose from.
With 76 campsites, Lake Catherine State Park is a favorite camping destination for many. The Class AAA sites offer various views along with a host of amenities.
2. Activities on the lake
Kayak tours, canoeing, swimming, and boating are some of the activities that families can enjoy at the park's lake. There are also boat rentals and friendly staff to help.
3. Easter Egg Hunt
This April event, a Lake Catherine State Park tradition for over 30 years, promises fun for kids and adults alike. Meet up with other participants at the Picnic Hill area, where the hunt starts.