Best Hiking Trails in Roman Nose State Park
The scenery in Roman Nose State Park ranges from the stunning viewpoints of the high, rocky mesa to the pretty and wildlife-rich lakeshore areas. Explore both when you stay in Roman Nose State Park cabins and follow the park's many hiking trails.
Lake Loop Trail
This easy trail, which is also suitable for bikes, follows the northern shore of Lake Watonga, taking in some of the most picturesque parts of Roman Nose State Park.
Mesa Loop Trail
Head onto the Mesa Loop Trail and explore the more dramatic scenery of the rocky canyons on the east side of the park. Make sure you include Inspiration Point on your hike, with its panoramic view over Lake Watonga.
Another trail which is as popular with mountain bikers as it is with hikers, this route takes in some of the more remote parts of the park. There is a steep climb to get onto the trail but the views are well worth the effort!
Three Springs Trail
This short and easy trail is ideal for families or those with little hiking experience, and takes in Roman Nose State Park's three natural springs, along with natural caverns and waterfalls.
Best Family Activities in Roman Nose State Park
Take the kids to stay in Roman Nose State Park cabins, and they will love exploring the hiking trails with you, as well as enjoying other activities offered in this nature reserve.
The Lake Loop trail is suitable for horses, as are many of the main roads throughout the park. The stables within Roman Nose State Park organize guided tours on horseback, as well as evening hayrides.
Although there is no swimming allowed in either Lake Watonga or Lake Boecher, you can hire paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks if you'd like to explore the park from the water. This can often be the best way to spot some of the park's more elusive wildlife.
If you do feel the need to cool off, head to the swimming pool at the southern end of Lake Boecher, which is open throughout the summer.
Older children might want to join their parents for a round of golf on the 18-hole course. You can also rent equipment and just have a practice on the putting green.
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