Biking

South Yuba River State Park

Size: 
2000 acres

Location

South Yuba River State Park
17660 Pleasant Valley Road
Penn Valley, CA 95946
United States
Phone: (530) 432-2546
39° 17' 29.238" N, 121° 11' 40.902" W

South Yuba River State Park is located in Nevada County California and includes a 22-mile stretch of the South Yuba River Canyon. The park's land has a rich history related to gold mining and offers scenic beauty. The park is well known for its stunning display of wildflowers during the spring months.

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Eldorado Canyon State Park

Size: 
885 acres

Location

Eldorado Canyon State Park
9 Kneale Road
Eldorado Springs, CO 80025
United States
Phone: (303) 494-3943
39° 56' 1.3812" N, 105° 18' 8.9352" W

Eldorado Canyon State Park is a day use park located in Boulder County, Colorado close to the city of Boulder and within proximity to Denver. The park's landscape is dominated by high sandstone cliffs and the deep canyon carved by the South Boulder Creek.

Rock climbing is a popular activity within the park. There are over 500 technical rock climbing routes established within Eldorado and climbers from around the world have come to ascend the towering rock faces.

Schooley's Mountain County Park

Size: 
797 acres

Location

Schooley's Mountain County Park
91 E Springtown Rd.
Long Valley, NJ 07853
United States
Phone: (908) 876-4293
40° 48' 7.5312" N, 74° 47' 19.1832" W

Schooley's Mountain County Park is located in Long Valley, New Jersey on the site of the YMCA Camp Washington. There is an 8 acre lake that offers fishing and ice skating. A 470 foot floating bridge is a unique aspect of the park and provides access to the lake from Schooley's Mountain Park Lodge. The South Branch of the Raritan River flows through the southern end of the park. The park features upland meadows and a boulder-filled gorge.

Swatara State Park

Size: 
3515 acres

Location

Swatara State Park
Route 443
Jonestown, PA 17038
United States
Phone: (717) 865-6470
40° 29' 41.6904" N, 76° 32' 24.162" W

Swatara State Park is located within the Swatara Valley of Pennsylvania between Second Mountain and Blue Mountain. The park was created in 1987 and remains largely undeveloped.

Taconic State Park

Location

Taconic State Park
59 Rudd Pond Road
Millerton, NY 12546
United States
Phone: (518) 329-3993
41° 58' 58.2456" N, 73° 30' 20.9916" W

Taconic State Park is located in the Taconic Mountains of Columbia and Dutchess Counties of New York. The park shares borders with both Connecticut and Massachusetts and has two main recreation areas, the Rudd Pond Area and the Copake Falls Area.

The park contains 50 miles of hiking trails, including a portion of the famous Appalachian Trail.

Selkirk Shores State Park

Size: 
980 acres

Location

Selkirk Shores State Park
7101 State Route #3
Pulaski, NY 13142
United States
Phone: (315) 298-5737
43° 32' 51.0504" N, 76° 11' 24.6444" W

Selkirk Shores State Park is located on the shores of Lake Ontario in upstate New York. The park is well known for offering spectacular sunsets over the Great Lake.

The park offers hiking and biking trails and during the winter months these trails can be used for cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Camping is available at campsites that overlook a bluff on Lake Ontario. There are 143 campsites and 26 cabins available for reservation.

Harmonie State Park

Size: 
3465 acres

Location

Harmonie State Park
3451 Harmonie State Park Road
New Harmony, IN 47631
United States
Phone: (812) 682-4821
38° 7' 31.2672" N, 87° 56' 0.0888" W

Harmonie State Park is located in Posey County, Indiana about 25 miles from Evansville. The park resides along the Wabash River and there are also several ponds.

Harmonie has 8 miles of hiking trails. There are camping facilities with 200 campsites and 11 cabins. There are six picnic areas offering a range of shelters and picnic tables.

Lake Hope State Park

Size: 
3000 acres

Location

Lake Hope State Park
27331 State Route 278
McArthur, OH 45651
United States
Phone: (740) 596-5253
39° 19' 28.128" N, 82° 20' 56.5836" W

Lake Hope State Park is located in Vinton Country and is surrounded by Zaleski State Forest. The prominent feature of the park is the 120-acre Lake Hope.

For overnight stays, there are 185 campsites and 67 cottages. There are 9 picnic areas with picnic tables.

Tuckahoe State Park

Size: 
3800 acres

Location

Tuckahoe State Park
13070 Crouse Mill Road
Queen Anne, MD 21657
United States
Phone: (410) 820-1668
38° 57' 44.7804" N, 75° 56' 9.2688" W

Tuckahoe State Park is located in Caroline County, Maryland along Tuckahoe Creek. There park contains a 60-acre lake and wooded marshlands.

There are 20 miles of trails within Tuckahoe that offer hiking, biking and horseback riding. There are 51 campsites, 6 cabins and a central bath house for overnight stays. There are two picnic areas with covered pavilions.