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Hiking at Kooser State Park

1.5 miles of trails

Kooser State Park Trail Map (PDF)

Kincora Trail

1.0 mile  |  More difficult hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Yellow blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking
Trailhead amenities: none

Named after a former church camp located here, this rugged trail provides challenging terrain and solitude for the day hiker.

Tree Army Trail

0.5 mile  |  Easiest hiking  |  Out-and-back trail  |  Blue diamond blazes
Recreations permitted: hiking, cross-country skiing recommended
Trailhead amenities: none

This trail meanders along Kooser Run. During the summer, access the stream for fishing or enjoy the scenic beauty in the winter while cross-country skiing. The trail is named after the Civilian Conservation Corps who were also known as Roosevelt’s Tree Army.

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.