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Hiking at Frances Slocum State Park

13.7 miles of trails

Bluebird Trail

0.5 mile

This trail passes through fields and mixed forests in the northern portion of the park.

Buck and Doe Trails

0.8 mile and 0.3 mile

While skirting stone walls and old fields and passing through stands of pines, these trails connect to Maconaquah Trail in several places.

Campground Trail

1 mile

Campers can access this trail from the Stony Point parking lot or from behind the Organized Group Tenting Area. A short stretch of Campground Trail follows Larch Tree Trail.

Deer Trail

3.2 miles

This trail starts at the environmental education center and passes through diverse habitats including lakeshore, thicket, hemlock stand, mixed forest, marsh, and hardwood forest.

Upper Deer Trail

0.6 mile

This trail parallels Deer Trail through a mixed hardwood hillside.

Frances Slocum Trail


This loop trail begins and ends at the boat rental parking lot. On this trail, hikers can see beautiful forests and the rock shelter where Delaware Indians temporarily held their small captive named Frances Slocum.

Hilltop Loop Trail

orange blazes, 0.7 mile

The trailhead is on Green Road. Hilltop Trail is the starting point to access all trails on the western side of the park or it can be hiked as a short loop.

Lakeshore Trail


This trail begins at the Campground Road bridge or the Big Pines Picnic Area and follows the lake shore. The trail is popular with shore anglers.

Larch Tree Trail

2 miles

This hilly trail loops around the northeast corner of the park and through a large stand of larch trees.

Macanaquah Trail

2.5 miles

This trail begins and ends on Carverton Road and intersects other trails.