Hickory Run State Park - Hiking
Hickory Run Sate Park encompasses 44 miles of scenic hiking trails. Trails range in distance and terrain, leading through areas rich in historic and visual interest. Thick foliage, waterfalls, rocky areas and streams punctuate the pathways. Many trails were old roads used in the late 1800s. Popular treks include the Hawk Falls, Boulder Field, Skyline, Fireline and Shades of Death trails. The Shades of Death trail is a one-mile route with tricky terrain and picturesque views. This rocky trail follows Sand Spring Run and meanders through rhododendron thickets and unique rock formations. Trail maps and resources are available at the park office.
Dates of Availability and/or Hours of Operation:
The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.
The visitor center is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the visitor center for facility seasons and hours.
The park experiences high visitation from the spring through the fall. Parking areas at trailheads may reach capacity early in the day, even during the week. Please arrive early and have a back-up plan if parking lots are full.