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Spring Lake Loop
A view of the Spring Lake Loop trail as it passes between Spring Lake and the swimming lagoon.
User: Austin Explorer - 5/22/2016

Location: Spring Lake Regional Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 7.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 28 minutes


Coppertone and I did two of the main loops around the lake in the park.  Depending on what you are looking for the path can be trivially easy or of average hiking difficulty.

The Spring Lake Loop is a paved path closer into to the lake and provides about an easy a stroll as one can hope for.  We felt a bit over dressed in our hiking boots and attire.

The Horse Loop (don't let the name fool you) is the longer outer loop (usually) whose trail surface consists mostly of packed rock and dirt.  It's not terribly hard, but provides more of a genuine "hiking experience" and also far fewer people.

We follwed the Spring Creek Trail along the namesake creek up to the boundary of Annadel State Park.  It's possible to get into both Annadel and the adjacent Howarth Park from Spring Lake, greatly expanding the range and variety of hiking available here.

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Spring Lake Loop
Spring Lake
Spring Creek Trail
Boat in the lake
Horse Loop
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