Mountain Hiking Trails

For your safety, check-in with the Main Office before leaving on your hike. Also, bring plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. The Main Office has trail maps for your convenience.

Glen Falls

  • Length: 7 miles round trip; approx. 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Approximate elevation change:
  • Trail Head at The Mountain

Hiking: From The Mountain Trail Head it is approximately 3 miles from the Glen Falls parking lot.

Driving: Glens Fall can also be reached by driving north from The Mountain 2.9 miles. From the parking lot the walk down is easy but the walk up is steep; 700 foot elevation change in 1 mile.

 Chinquapin Mountain – elevation 4160’

  • Length: 3 miles round trip; approx. 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
  • Approximate elevation change: 520 feet
  • Trail Head at The Mountain

Chinquapin’s summit is located less than a half mile from busy Hwy 106, yet seems to remain one of the least traveled pathways in the area. The ease of access and relatively moderate terrain makes it a good choice for a family hike.  Five overlooks allow hikers to rest and take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

Abe’s Creek

  • Length: 1.6 miles round trip; approx. 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult (due to trail conditions)
  • Approximate elevation gain: 400
  • Trail Head at The Mountain

This out and back hike begins as a downhill hike. Your destination is Abe’s Creek Falls, a beautiful spot, with shallow pools. The return hike is uphill. Do not drink water from the stream.