Hiking Trails

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Sesquicentennial State Park

Sandhills Hiking Trail

Jackson Creek Nature Trail

Trail Info and Map

I always take advantage of the hiking or nature trails when I’m staying in any state park, and I truly enjoyed the two here at Sesquicentennial!

Sandhills Hiking Trail:

A two mile loop for hiking only (no bicycles).

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I started on the lakeside paved walkway leading from the Boat House. This is one of my favorite spots with these beautiful shady trees.

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After crossing the bridge, I turned left.

The path hugs the lake in parts, but is beautiful and peaceful no matter where you are.

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Other walkers enjoying the path.

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There are a few benches to rest or just enjoy the woodsy scenery.

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Here’s the boathouse and boat rental facility you see from across the lake now.

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Here’s the #1 Picnic Shelter from this side of the lake.

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Jackson Creek Nature Trail:

1/4 mile walking trail (no bicycles).  Before you get to the bridge on the paved part, a short path to the right leads to the kiosk with trail info to begin your walk.

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You begin on a boardwalk, then the path becomes a bit more rustic. But there are other boardwalks throughout when crossing the marshland areas.

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There are interpretive signs telling you about the types of trees, birds, animals and landscape features along the way.

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Hard to see through the trees, but this was an enticing view of the cascading spillway around the other side.

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This was my favorite scene crossing a little bridge. I assume this is Jackson Creek since that’s the trail name. The underwater growth’s tannin color really added a splash of color to this idyllic spot.

two-centsMalia’s 2 Cents:  Hiking and nature trails are a big reason I love camping in state parks. Having the chance to get outside in nature – with beautiful scenery, trees, plants and local critters (well, except the mosquitoes) – is always enjoyable to me. Take your time, protect your skin against insects, pack a picnic lunch and some water and have fun!

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