Copper Breaks - A Nice Hike
By Lone_Star on 8/21/2008
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
My route left from the parking lot near Lake Copper Breaks and out the Rocky Ledges Loop. This was a scenic portion of the hike. From there, I took the 3 Mile trail along the Pease River and then along the perimeter of the park on the 2.1 Mile Loop trail. I then took Chris' Link, which was also very scenic, to the 3 Mile Loop. As I approached Big Pond, I took the Equestrian Trail towards the Big Pond Equestrian Camping Area. I then took the paved road back, passing the Comanche Camping Area and the Kiowa Camping Area, along Lake Copper Breaks.
The hike was not particularly difficult, although the trail along Rocky Ledges Loop was not very well-maintained. I was wearing shorts, which I do not recommend doing unless the trail is better maintained and the foliage is cut-back. The hike had several scenic spots, which makes for some good photographs. The trails were well marked, although a couple of the trail marker signs had been wiped out due to some recent rain/flooding. All in all, it was a nice hike and I would recommend it if you are in this State Park looking for something to do. It's also a great place to camp with affordable rates -- $10 to $20/night, with the latter having electrical hookups.