Martin Creek Lake State Park

7.50 Miles
3stars (3.40)5
1point5stars (1.50)
2point5stars (2.70)
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(Photo by Eveline)
Martin Creek State Park
Pedestrian bridge over to the island. (Photo by Eveline)
Martin Creek State Park
Just a shot of the trail. (Photo by Eveline)
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Great hike.
By NUCLEUS.ONE on 11/29/2008
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 4.25 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Started on the hike/bike loop around Bee Tree, somehow ended up on the hike only trail (they criss cross alot), and ended up back on the bike only trail. Cut across large parking lot and continued to the island. Looped and zig-zagged across the island trails, cut around shoreline. Great hike all around.

Good hike for beginners
By kcameron on 8/14/2005
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
For beginning hikers or families with young children, this is a good hiking park. The main hiking trail is a 1.2 mile loop that repeatedly criss-crosses a longer bike trail. The bike trail is an 8 mile round trip, according to the last sign post at the exit trail head. There appears to have been some improvements to the trail since I last hiked here. There are numerous sign-posts throughout the trail, clearly marking which trails are for hiking and which are for biking. There are also numerous benches as well where you can stop and rest. Most of the trail is very level and passes through a heavily wooded forest. The humidity was very high and there was very little breeze until we emerged next to the lake. Apart from the loop, there is a trail that runs along the lake, and another trail that takes you around a small island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. By combining all these trails, your hike can get a little distance to it.
By Eveline on 4/2/2005
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Nice trails
By tylersleo on 4/2/2005
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
There are many trails to choose from at this park. It is a beautiful Spring walk with lots of dogwoods.
Very Enjoyable
By Eveline on 10/26/2002
Rating: 4point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
It had recently rained but the soil was sandy and didn't stick to our shoes. The two creek crossing were a little tricky because or the high water, but we made it without mishap. There is a nice pedestrian bridge over to an island in the lake.
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