Biking

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Size: 
300000 acres

Location

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Main Road
Presidio, TX 79845
United States
Phone: (432) 229-3210
29° 29' 33.594" N, 103° 53' 40.5672" W

Big Bend Ranch State Park is the largest state park within Texas. The park protects a large portion of the Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem and has 23 miles of frontage on the Rio Grande river. Within the park is Madrid Falls, the second highest waterfall within the state of Texas. The terrain around the falls is very rugged and they are difficult to access.

McCroskey State Park

Size: 
5300 acres

Location

McCroskey State Park
Skyline Drive
Potlatch, ID 83855
United States
Phone: (208) 686-1308
47° 4' 26.724" N, 116° 55' 42.8484" W

McCroskey State Park is located in Northern Idaho and is the state's second-largest park. The park is located at Mineral Mountain and marks a transition between the prairies to the West and the Rocky Mountains to the east.

The main feature of the park is the Skyline Drive, an 18-mile unimproved road that winds along the steep ridge of the mountain. The road is quite rugged and may not be suitable for RVs and family automobiles.

Brandywine Creek State Park

Size: 
933 acres

Location

Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
United States
Phone: (302) 577-3534
39° 48' 0.1296" N, 75° 34' 50.8512" W

Brandywine Creek State Park is located near Wilmington, DE. The land was formerly a dairy farm and stone walls remain standing throughout the park.

There are two nature preserves within the park. The Tulip Tree Woods preserve protects a stand of 190-year-old tulip poplar trees. The Freshwater Marsh preserve protects the area marshland.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Size: 
12000 acres

Location

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
92 Crawford Gulch Road
Golden, CO 80403
United States
Phone: (303) 582-3707
39° 48' 4.014" N, 105° 17' 54.7296" W

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located 30 miles west of Denver, Colorado and is a great escape for families in the city. The park is known for being picturesque during the autumn and snowy winters.

Antelope Island State Park

Size: 
28800 acres

Location

Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Drive
Syracuse, UT 84075
United States
Phone: (801) 773-2941
40° 58' 56.4672" N, 112° 11' 22.3044" W

Antelope Island State Park is located in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It is the largest island in the lake and the former site of a large, private ranch called the Fielding Garr Ranch. Families can take self guided tours through the old ranch and view educational exhibits.

Farragut State Park

Size: 
4000 acres

Location

Farragut State Park
13550 East Highway 54
Athol, ID 83801
United States
Phone: (208) 683-2425
47° 57' 5.5152" N, 116° 36' 10.0008" W

Farragut State Park is located in Northern Idaho near the town of Athol. The park located in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains at the southern tip of the Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho. During World War II, the Lake was used as an inland Naval training base and the park is named for Admiral David Farragut, who was the first Admiral in the United States Navy.

The Eagle boat launch provides boating access to the lake.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Size: 
1680 acres

Location

Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80926
United States
Phone: (719) 576-2016
38° 44' 16.5876" N, 104° 48' 40.9032" W

Cheyenne Mountain State Park is located in the mountains near Colorado Springs, CO. The park includes a praire to peak ecosystem and is home to a diverse range of plants and wildlife.

Hiking is a popular activity and there are 20 miles of trails for exploration. Camping is available in the 61 campsites across the park's three campgrounds: the Meadow Campground, Raptor Glen and Gobbler's Grove.

Presque Isle State Park

Size: 
3200 acres

Location

Presque Isle State Park
10 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505
United States
Phone: (814) 833-7424
42° 7' 21.702" N, 80° 8' 52.314" W

Presque Isle State Park is a day use park located is a sandy peninsula located in Lake Erie. The location has historical significance and played an important role in the United States' victory over Britain in the Battle of Erie during the War of 1812. Presque Isle has also been designated by the PA DCNR as one of the Twenty Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks

The park offers great opportunities for families to go hiking and there are 11 miles of trails.

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Size: 
1000 acres

Location

Hammonasset Beach State Park
1288 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
United States
Phone: (203) 245-2785
41° 15' 59.4612" N, 72° 33' 32.5152" W

Hammonasset Beach State Park is located in Madison, CT. It has two miles of shoreline on Long Island Sound and is the state's largest shoreline park. There are approximately 600 acres of tidal marshes, 300 acres of grassland and 100 acres of upland forest. The Hammonasset River flows through the Eastern portion and

Makoshika State Park

Size: 
11400 acres

Location

Makoshika State Park
1301 Snyder Ave
Glendive, MT 59330
United States
Phone: (406) 377-6256
47° 5' 24.8532" N, 104° 42' 35.9136" W

Makoshika State Park is the largest of Montana's state parks and is located in the rugged badlands of Eastern Montana. Many dinosaur fossils have been found in the park and the visitor center provides a small museum containing some local fossils.