With 40mi. of multi-use trails, hikers and trail runners visiting Alum Creek State Park have plenty of options. Additionally, these trails are used for mountain biking, horseback riding, and in winter, cross-country skiing. Alum Creek State Park cabins give you an ideal base to plan your daily route, as suits the experience levels of your group.
Taking hikers from Africa Road to an inlet of Alum Creek, this 2.8mi. loop is suitable for children and dogs on leashes. Wildflowers are a common sight in spring, with plenty of other wildlife easily spotted in the forest.
A 6.7mi. trail that takes hikers along Peachblow Trail to the four acre dedicated dog park where canines can run free. A muddy trail in the spring due to rain, hikers can expect good views of the creek.
This 3.7mi. trail is designed to be used by hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers in winter. The route takes you along the edge of the creek and into the forests, where you can do some local flora and fauna spotting.
Alum Creek State Park hotels are a great base from which to enjoy the variety of recreational activities available in the park throughout the year. Whether swimming in the creek, sunbathing on the beach, exploring the trails on horseback, or taking a quiet afternoon to try your hand at angling, you'll have plenty of options for an engaging day out.
With a 3,000ft. beach at the lakeshore, the park is perfect for spending a day enjoying the water. Swimming and sunbathing are popular in summer, and there are bathrooms, a changing area, and a concessions stand open in-season.
With large stocks of bass, bluegill, crappie, sunfish, and channel catfish, anglers are spoiled for choice. Fishing is a great family activity at any time of year, with ice fishing possible when the creek freezes over.
Thirty-eight miles of bridle paths mean that Alum Creek State Park is an ideal destination for keen equestrians. See the park from a different perspective as you explore the many dedicated trails.