Good Samaritan Hospice

Hike Details

Hikes will be led by Claytor Lake State Park rangers and naturalists!


Easy Hike – .75 Mile Walk

This route leads participants down a lovely winding paved path following along the shore of the lake and around the historical Howe House. This easy hike is just under a mile long and will be a leisurely stroll allowing for you to take in the beautiful views offered at your own pace. The paved path is also ADA accessible and a good option for children and strollers.

Moderate Hike – 2.0 Mile Hike

Join Mary Rhoades of the Native Plant Society on a hike through the woods to spot wildflowers at their peak bloom. This hike will take participants further up into the hilly terrain around the park. The route will begin on the Shady Ridge trail and transition to the Bent Tree and Poplar Leaf trails before returning back to Shelter #1. This hike will be over 2 miles.

Advanced Hike – 3.0 Mile Hike

This will be a fast paced hike that will take hikers on a scenic view of the lake and park. This route will take participants on the Poplar Leaf, Claytor, and Bent Tree trails. Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring a bottle of water. This hike will be around 3 miles.


Once Day-of Registration and Pre-Registered Check-in close (from 1:30pm till 2:00pm), the guided hikes will leave promptly from Picnic Shelter # 1 at 2:00pm.