Francis here to share with you some little bits about Deep Creek Lake State Park hiking. Over the years I have started this hike by taking the Snake Root Loop trail and then climbing the mountain up the challenging Fire Tower Trail. On my most recent visit, the Fire Tower Trail was closed so I headed down to the bottom of the hill to hike from the Meadow Mountain Trail up. Much of this trail is forested and hilly but not extremely rocky. In some areas there are boardwalks because the trail can be quite muddy in the springtime. For miles of trail it is rare to encounter many other hikers so the seclusion is nice.
Many deer can be seen along this hike and even the occasional turkey or black bear so if you are quite you may be rewarded with some stunning wildlife. Much of the other trails are the same easy terrain, including the Old Brant Mine as well as the rest of the walk behind the campgrounds. As far as a challenge goes there isn't much with the Fire Tower Trail being closed, but the scenery is very rewarding. If visiting the area I strongly recommend this park for a nice day hike.
|Muddy Creek Waterfall|