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The Civilian Conservation Corps Trail is a 1.9 mile, moderate difficulty, multi-use trail that runs from the intersection of the Powder House and Lake Trails, nearly all the way to the peak of Molly's Vista Trail. This trail follows the creek at lower elevations, crossing it several times. As the elevation increases the trail leaves the creek and increases in grade. The trail increases in difficulty until finally reaching the Molly's Knob Trail. Vast thickets of Rhododendron line this trail along much of its length.
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This trail can be accessed from the parking lot across from the Camp Burson office or by accessing Stone Lick Trail. This trail offers unique terrain and view of the park for bikers and hikers. Trail runs parallel with highway 16.
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This trail can be accessed from the parking lot across from the Camp Burson office or by accessing Stone Lick Trail This trail offers unique terrain and view of the park for bikers and hikers. Trail runs parallel with highway 16.
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The Lake Loop Trail is a moderate difficulty, 5.7 mile trail for hiking and biking, that closely follows the shore around the lake. The trail makes brief diversions along the ridges and away from the lake shore, where it connects to the Ridge and CCC trails. This relatively wide trail features numerous changes in elevation along with a fair share of sharp turns and switchbacks resulting in constantly changing vistas of the lake and surrounding mountains. Shady thickets of Rhododendron, dense leafy forest, and cool creek beds along with the abundant wildlife, make this trail an interesting and ever-changing panorama.
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The Molly's Knob Trail is a 1.9 mile, difficult trail, that takes users from a parking lot near the group lodge up to the top of Molly's Knob. The trail gradually becomes steeper and narrower while you ascend and is fairly hard before reaching the summit which is the park's highest point at 3,270 feet. While hiking this trail you will see Catawba (pink bloom) and Maximum (white bloom) Rhododendron, as well as many varieties of fern and the spring blooming, lady's slipper flower. You may even be lucky enough to spot a red eft, the terrestrial subadult stage of the Red-spotted newt (N. v. viridescens), a type of amphibian.
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The Old Shawnee Trail is a 1 mile, moderate difficulty, multi-use trail that forms an extension of the Raider's Run Trail where it is accessible from two places. Like the Raider's Run, the trail passes through the woods but is not as difficult. While this trail is listed as moderate difficulty, bikers should note that the trail features several difficult places where the trail either floods easily or where the creek simply flows straight down the trail.
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The Raider's Run Trail is a .9 mile, difficult trail for hiking and biking. It forms a loop that is accessible from the parking area just off of the main park road and not far from the Hemlock Haven Conference Center access. This trail passes through the woods over steep up hills and down hills along a narrow track. This trail is the only means of access in two places to the Old Shawnee Trail.
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The Ridge Trail is a moderate difficulty trail that, as the name suggests, travels a short distance along a ridge between the Lake Loop Trail and Molly's Knob Trail. While it is a short trail, it has a significant elevation change when traversing north from the Lake Loop Trail.
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Stone Lick Trail is a 1.2 mile moderate difficulty trail that is accessible near the old horse stables east of highway 16.
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Vista Trail is a short but steep 0.4 mile trail that takes users from Molly's Knob Trail to the highest point in the park - Elev. 3270'
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