Old Stone Fort - Alternate Trails, page 2

Trail Notes

Water and restrooms are available at the Museum -Visitors Center.

There are no facilities on the trails.

The trails are shaded.

The trailhead for the Alternate Trails is at 0.80 on the Wall Trail.

The Alternate Trails are accessed from the western side of the Wall Trail (about mile 0.80). Hiking all three trails adds 2.10 miles to the Wall Trail mileage. The trails are also the easiest means of approaching the Duck and Little Duck Rivers.

along the Duck River

The two maps did not agree on a few of the names of trails or destinations. A few clarifications: Step Falls and Little Falls on the Little Duck River are the same. The Old River Channel Trail and the Moat Trail are the same trail. One section of the Little Duck River Loop Trail is the Backbone. The Wall Trail and Old Stone Fort trails are the same.

The Garrison Road Loop did not have a designated parking area or facilities.

Park Rules ...

"Please Observe the following guidelines for site preservation and visitor safety:

  1. Foot traffic Only. No Bicycles. Strollers are not recommended.
  2. Please do not walk on the mounds. Use constructed crossover points.
  3. Stay on marked trails for best safety. Be aware of cliffs.
  4. No swimming is allowed.
  5. Pets must be on a leash at all times.
  6. Please have a parent or other responsible adult with children.
  7. It is against the law to disturb rocks, artifacts, plants or animals on this site and all State Park properties.

Natural hazards are always present in the natural environment of State Parks - please remain aware of potential dangers.
Park closes at sunset. Gates will be closed and locked."

The Park also offers special programs, picnicking, camping, and golf.

Please, do not litter, ever.

Alternate Trails Mileage

.00 At the Alternate Trail Junction on the Wall Trail (at the Alternate Trails Sign)

.15 Forks Junction - Go left following green blazed Moat Trail

.20 Moat Junction - Stay straight (or left) for Moat Trail

.40 Little Duck River

.60 Return to Moat Junction - Go left toward Backbone

.62 Backbone Junction - Go left following red blazes

.72 Top of Backbone Ridge

1.02 Trail begins to descend

1.72 Trail along river

1.82 Little Duck River Loop Junction - go left

1.85 Forks of the Rivers

1.95 Return to the Forks Junction

2.10 Return to Wall Trail and the Alternate Trail Junction

Note: It is not necessary to hike all three trails at the same time.

Garrison Road Loop Mileage

.00 At the Camper Check-In building, once on the trail, go right

.25 Small Bridge, turn left on Old Hwy 41

.45 Bench

.80 Return to the Camper Check-In

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