Fort Richardson State Park & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

9.00 Miles
3stars (3.17)4
1star (1.38)
3stars (3.13)
228 Park Road 61
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The quiet hiker might encounter some wildlife on the trail. (Photo by snakesat)
Bridge View
A view from a bridge along the trail. (Photo by snakesat)
Lost Creek Reservoir
The trail passes along Lost Creek and the Lost Creek Reservoir. (Photo by snakesat)
Trail View
The trail surface is also suitable for a casual bike ride. (Photo by snakesat)
Log Entries
Great Historical Site
By hawaiiantaz on 4/13/2008
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 17.21 Miles Duration: 5 hours, 22 minutes

Great historical site with historical markers/boards detailing events in history and specific areas of this old fort (i.e. community garden, flour mill, sudsville, etc.).  The trail is mostly rocky and flat with a few slight inclines in stair-step fashion. We hiked the multi-use trail that follows the Lost Creek and Lost Creek Reservoir.  This trail leads to the other side of the reservoir to a picnic area.  Along the way, we saw a flock of golden eagles flying at tree top level and 3 wild turkeys.  We were told we might see deers along the way.... sadly, we did not. 

Lost creek, Rumbling spring and Prickly Pear
By CedrHillr on 9/12/2006
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.40 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Lost creek trail has some overhanging boulders, nice trail with nice scenery of the creek bottom.  Rumbling Spring same kind of scenery on the other side of creek but the trail is rocky in places.  Drought dried up creek though.  I would give these trails higher ratings if the creek flowed.   Walked up on some does along prickly pear trail toward back of park. 

By snakesat on 10/22/2002
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 4point5stars
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I would suggest using the two car method and park at the two trailheads . One is in the state park and the other is in Jacksboro along the lake. The trail is very easy hike and gets very scenic in spots along the two lakes. This trail would be great for a causal bike ride. It is marked along the trail with bike signs describing slopes and turns. If you start the hike at the park the hike quickly takes you out of the city. There is one stretch along the airport for about mile that is pretty boring, but the overall hike is very scenic.
By Eveline on 11/8/1997
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: N/A Duration: N/A
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