Young State Park: Deer Flats Nature Trail
Deer Flats Nature Trail is the longest trail at Young State Park, a 3-mile loop that stays predominately in low-lying woods. It shares a segment with White Birch Nature Trail and all of it is utilized during the winter as part of the park’s Nordic trail system.
Although called a nature trail, the interpretive portion of the path is limited to six display signs that identify tree species along the trail. It makes for a pleasant and easy hike, however, as it is level, well marked and closed to mountain bikes. This is an especially good choice for families with young children but keep in mind that while most of the trail is well-planked, there can be wet sections in he spring and after a heavy rain.
You can pick up the trail several places within the park. If camping, there is a short spur that begins next to the Timbledoodle Mini-Cabin in the Terrace Campground and leads just pass post No. 4. The description below begins at the trailhead on the opposite side of the park road from of the park office.
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