Jester Park

Trails & Hiking at Jester Park

Jester Park offers more than 8 miles of trails to explore, including the Lakeshore Trail along Saylorville Lake, Hickory Ridge trail near the bison-elk display and Campers Loop. The Stagecoach Trail brings one to an especially scenic view of the lake. The Red Pine and Red Cedar trails are perfect short hikes for young children. 

Basswood Trail  - 0.3 mile trail winds through the woods from the park entrance, past the Lodge, and to Camp Area 3.

Camper's Loop -  0.3 mile loop is located near Camp Area 2 and is great for a leisurely stroll.

Stagecoach Trail - 0.2 mile trail leads hikers from the park road to Camp Area 4.

Red Cedar Trail - 0.4 mile loop east of Camp Area 5, perfect for a night hike.

Red Pine Trail - 0.4 mile loop west of Camp Area 5.

Hickory Ridge Trail - 0.7 mile trail from the kiosk to the wildlife exhibit.

Lakeshore Trail  -4.6 mile trail begins at Mile Long Bridge traveling north along Saylorville Lake. Snowmobiles, horses and hikers are permitted on this trail.

Discovery Trail - just under 0.5 miles of accessible trail leading to and from the nature center and around Discovery Pond with a pedestrian boardwalk.

Portions of these trails are groomed for cross country skiing in the winter.

For more trail information or a park maps, please visit our website at or click on the following link: PARKS AND TRAILS