Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Fall is a great time to hike the trails of the Black River State Forest. The autumn scenery can be fantastic. And, even after the leaves are gone, hiking in this rugged, picturesque landscape can still be exciting.
There are several areas of the forest hikers can explore. Nature trails can be found at the Pigeon Creek campground, Castle Mound campground, East Fork campground and the Perry Creek day use area. A 24-mile multi-use trail at the southern end of the forest has two trailheads – Smrekar and Wildcat. Other hiking opportunities can be found on logging roads in the state forest as well as the Jackson County Forest. And outside the state forest, the nearby Levis/Trow Mound recreation area offers excellent hiking trails.