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Picnic tables, benches along Raven Rock Trail, wide paths, and plenty of great views. Might be tough for children under 7.
This is a challenging trail in some parts, but it offers great views of the surrounding mountains. This trail is also good for horseback riding. Only some of the trail are accessible to bike riders.
Need to Know
There are no facilities along this trail, other than picnic tables at the connection of Saddleback Trail
and Raven Rock Trail
. Saddleback Trail
can get very wet after rain storms, and if there is a lot of rain, the Park service will close off the trail.
Follow a sequence of trails to make a loop that will give you an enjoyable and challenging 7-mile hike. It starts where Turkey Ridge Trail
crosses the park access road. Approximately 150 feet past the trail, there is a small parking area for 3 or 4 vehicles. Unless you have water shoes, start the hike going north on Turkey Ridge Trail
You'll turn left on to Little River Trail
which then takes you to Raven Rock Trail
. Raven Rock Trail
has a number of seats as you climb to the top of the trail, where you'll connect with Saddleback Trail
for a long, 3-mile trip down the mountain, where you turn left back on to Turkey Ridge Trail
Just before you return to your vehicle, you need to cross the Jacob Fork River, which will most likely leave you with wet feet, since the water is usually at least a foot deep.
Flora & Fauna
This hike will take you through a wide variety of hardwood and softwood trees. This area was not affected by the forest fires of 2017.
Shared By: Ian Greveling