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Hiking at Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow State Park is a trailhead for a variety of hiking trails within, and connecting to, the extensive trail system in Tuscarora State Forest, including the Tuscarora Trail. Be sure to acquire a Tuscarora State Forest public use map before hiking on forest lands.

Fowlers Hollow State Park Trail Map (PDF)

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 or multiple trails 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. 

Alfarata Trail

0.1 mile in the park, 0.5 mile total  |  More difficult hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Red blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, cross-country skiing recommended, equestrian, mountain biking, snowmobiling
Trailhead amenities: potable water, non-flush restrooms, picnic tables

Beginning in the park, this joint-use trail travels through Tuscarora State Forest for where it connects to Perry Lumber Company Road. 

Beaston Trail

0.2 mile in the park, 1 mile total  |  More difficult hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Red blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, cross-country skiing recommended, equestrian, mountain biking, snowmobiling
Trailhead amenities: potable water, non-flush restrooms, picnic tables

Beginning in the park, this joint-use trail travels through Tuscarora State Forest where it connects to Hart Ridge Trail.

Fowlers Hollow Trail

0.15 mile in the park, 2.3 miles total  |  More difficult hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Red blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, cross-country skiing recommended, equestrian, mountain biking
Trailhead amenities: potable water, modern restrooms

Beginning in the park, this trail follows old logging roads into Tuscarora State Forest where it connects to Perry Lumber Company Road.

Hart Ridge Trail

0.3 mile in the park  |  More difficult hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Red blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, cross-country skiing recommended, equestrian, mountain biking
Trailhead amenities: non-flush restrooms, picnic tables

Beginning in the park, this trail follows a collection of old roads and foot paths into Tuscarora State Forest where it connects to other trails. The trail is narrow in many places. To make a loop and return to the park, hikers can continue on Beaston Trail for a 2-mile hike or Fowlers Hollow Trail for a 3.5-mile hike.