Pinicon Ridge Park

Trails & Hiking at Pinicon Ridge Park

flying squirrel trail
flying squirrel trail
from flying squirrel trail
white oak trail

woodpecker hill
snomobile trail

(For a map of all park trails,  Pinicon Ridge Park brochure

Woodpecker Hill Trail
The trailhead is near the parking area located at the top of Woodpecker Hill.  1.69 miles in length, it takes about 45 minutes to walk. The trail, which has some hills, features a unique limestone outcropping located in the valley of the forest and a small water cascade known locally as "the Horsehoe Falls".

White Oak Trail
The trailhead is located near the river just past the boat ramp. The trail uses the group camp road for a short distance and connects the group campgrounds with the day use part of the park. The trail is approximately 1.85 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours to walk. The trail traverses heavily wooded hills and valleys. 

Whip-Poor-Will Trail
This trail is 1.47 miles in length and begins in Plains Campground. This trail connects with the Central City Trail - providing a great access to the City of Central City.  It takes about 1.5 hours to walk. When the campground closes in the fall, this trail is expanded through Flying Squirrel Campground and becomes the only designated cross-country ski trail in the park. Access to the cross-country ski trail is at the campground entrance located along Valley Farm Road. Parking is also available at the Flying Squirrel Trail parking lot along Valley Farm Road.

Flying Squirrel Trail
The trailhead for Flying Squirrel Trail is on Valley Farm Road, 1 mile west of Highway 13. This trail includes stands of mixed pines and a splendid view of the river. It is 2.69 miles in length, has some hills, and takes about 2 hours to walk. This area is open to hunting during the hunting season.

Snowmobile Trail
This trail is open from December 1st until April 1st, weather and ground conditions permitting (1" or more of snow cover required). It is .88 miles in length and follows the main road through the park. Snowmobiles must follow trail markers and stay on the trail at all times. Speed limit on the trail is 15 m.p.h.