The Oak Ridge Trail System is the most extensive in the park, combining for a total of 4.8 miles through the western part of the park. The trails pass through a deciduous forest with some clearings and a moderate amount of hills. Most of the trails are cut grass and wide, allowing 2-3 people to walk side by side. Several paths allow you to make this hike as long or as short as you want, with several intersections between trails to choose your way (maps are also at every intersection to help you find your way).
Wildlife is common in the woods along the trails, squirrels, chipmunks and birds, with occasional deer and turkeys. In the fall, the changing colors make for a beautiful hike in the woods.
The trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, so only cross-country skiers are allowed on the winter trails (no hiking, snowshoeing or dogs are allowed in winter).
Getting to the Trail:
There is a parking lot at the west end of Windfeldt Lane – when coming into the park, turn right at the T intersection and follow the road to almost the gate at the end of the road – the parking lot will be on your right. There is also access from other trails in the park, including the Deer Path Trail.
Distance: varies depending on trails chosen, 4.8 miles of total trails
Difficulty: varies depending on trails chosen