With 7,730 acres to explore, French Creek State Park is an ideal destination for keen hikers, walkers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. Whatever your age or experience, there are trails suited to your abilities, and each gives you a unique perspective of the park and its wildlife. What's more, French Creek State Park cabins make it convenient to discover as much or as little as you like, as you plan your vacation.
Popular with horseback riders as well as hikers, this 6.3mi. trail is rated moderate for difficulty. Dense forests give way to an excellent view of the lake, and there's a good chance you'll spot some of the native flora and fauna.
Also moderate in difficulty, this 4.4mi. trail is considered kid-friendly. Mountain bikers and trail runners also regularly use this trail, and you will also find plenty of picnic spots along the route.
At 8.5mi., this trail is slightly more challenging, although it is still rated moderate in terms of difficulty. Views of both Hopewell Lake and Scotts Run Lake are your reward for completing the entire route.
A visit to the park offers families a variety of engaging activities throughout the year. From cold winter days on the ice and snow to warm summers on the lake, whatever the season, you will find something exciting for yourself and your little ones. Nearby French Creek State Park hotels make visiting the park both convenient and comfortable.
During the winter, French Creek State Park is great for families looking to make the most of snow and ice. Ice skating and sledding in the park are both very popular, with cross-country skiing also available for more experienced skiers.
Both Hopewell Lake and Scotts Run Lake offer boating and fishing opportunities. Equipment can be rented within the park.
Fun for the whole family, disc golf is the perfect way to test your skills over the course of an afternoon. What's more, you'll also have the chance to explore the park as you play across the long fairways.