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Hiking at Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park Trail Map (PDF)

Cherry Springs Working Forest Interpretive Trail

1 mile  |  Easiest hiking  |  Loop trail  |  Orange blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing recommended
Trailhead amenities: non-flush restrooms, potable water

This self-guided hiking trail begins by the information kiosk and features wayside exhibits on forests and forestry practices.

Largely taken for granted, the forest is actually an essential part of our lives. From forest products we use every day to filtering water that we drink, the working forest provides many environmental, social, and economic benefits.

Trail Definitions

Difficulty Ratings

Easiest -- For beginner trail users. Grade is gentle with few obstacles.
More Difficult -- For the majority of trail users. Grade is steeper and trails narrower with embedded rocks or roots on the trail surface.
Most Difficult -- For trail users with advanced skills. Grade is steep and provides a definite physical challenge. Routes may not be well marked. Elevation gain or loss is severe.

Trail Route Type

Loop -- Start and end at the same location and follow a single trail to form a loop.
Out-and-back -- Start and end at a trailhead and follow a single trail to an endpoint or specific point of interest, then return along the same route.
Point-to-point -- Trails are generally longer in distance and parks may often contain only a portion of the trail within their boundary. Hiker starts and ends in different locations, often requiring a shuttle.
Connector -- Begin and end in connection with another trail or trails but do not terminate at a trailhead.