Trails, Trails, Trails and More Trails!
Enid Lake has a total of six trails for visitors to choose from. Whether you want to walk, run, view nature, or even ride horses there's a trail for you!
Beech Hollow Nature Trail
The Beech Hollow Nature Trail is located at the entrance to the Wallace Creek Campground. The trail is approximately ½ mile long, and is a self guided trail. Trail guides are available at the trail head or at the Enid Lake Field Office. Markers are placed throughout the trail to assist in identifying certain unique and common features of the area. The trail area is comprised of upland hardwoods, hilly terrain, and creek bottoms. The Beech Hollow Trail provides visitors the opportunity to identify common plant and wildlife species of the area as well as enjoy a peaceful and relaxing walk. Amenities to the trail include sitting benches, interpretive stops and picnic tables.
Persimmon Hill Multi-Purpose Trail (Trail Map Side A & Side B)
The Persimmon Hill Multi-Use Trail is nestled in between the Persimmon Hill Campground and Persimmon Hill Boat Ramp. The trail is 3,200 feet in length, paved, and provides an excellent and safe area for children and adults to walk, jog, ride bicycles, view wildlife, and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Enid Lake. Trail amenities include: benches and rest areas, landscaping, lights for those who enjoy evening ventures, wildlife feeders, a waterfall, and two entrances and parking areas that are accessible to the physically challenged. Interpretive stops are also located along the trail to identify the many plant and tree species common to the area. Trail brochures are available for the trail and can be obtained at the trail heads and the Enid Lake Field Office. An amphitheater is also located along the trail for interpretive and educational programs.
Water Valley Landing Trail
The Water Valley Landing Trail is located adjacent to the Water Valley Landing Campground and is approximately ½ mile long. The trail is a quiet meandering trail that provides visitors with scenic glimpses of Enid Lake’s shoreline and presents opportunities to discover plant, tree and wildlife species that inhabit the area.
Plum Point Trail
The Plum Point Trail is a 9 mile equestrian/hiking trail located adjacent to the Plum Point Campground. This trail meanders along Enid Lake’s shoreline and winds through upland and bottomland hardwood forests. This trail offers riders and hiking enthusiasts a chance to view common plant, tree and wildlife species that inhabit the area, and a chance to relax and enjoy the many scenic views of Enid Lake.
Spyglass Hill Trail
Spyglass Hill Trail is a 20 mile multi-purpose trail located along the south side of Enid Lake between Point Pleasant Recreation Area and Spyglass Hill. The trail offers visitors opportunities to ride horses, walk, hike, and jog. In addition to recreational opportunities, the trail is used for educational and interpretive programs. One of the main features of the Spyglass Hill Trail is Ford's Well. Ford's Well is a point of historical significance for many local citizens who recall friends and family members who were attracted to the area in the early 1900s to either drink or bathe in the therapeutic well water. Visitors will step back in time when they arrive to find hand-hewn timber buildings, to include a barn/crib, outhouse, blacksmith shop and a cabin. These buildings depict the type of environment that would have been present at Ford's Well during its hey day around the turn of the century. In addition to the trail and turn-of-the-century buildings, visitors will find a Class A wrangler campground with 18 campsites with amenities that cater to the equestrian camper. Spyglass Hill Trail also offers outdoor enthusiasts numerous locations for viewing plant and tree species as well as wildlife species that are natural to the area. Nature photographers wil find Spyglass Hill Trail a perfect location for capturing a late summer sunset or a rock sculpture made from some of the largest sandstone outcrops in the area. Amenities to the trail include parking areas, a picnic shelter, gazebo, hitching rails, picnic tables, rest stops, and a shower house. Spyglass Hill Trail has been recognized and is part of the National Recreational Trail System.
Visitors to Enid Lake Trails are reminded to always stay on the trail, and watch for poisonous plants including: poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Visitors need to watch their step and keep a close look out for holes and venomous snakes. Venomous snakes common to all areas include: rattlesnake, cottonmouth and copperhead. Keep in mind that while skunks and other woodland creatures may look cute and cuddly, approaching them or other wildlife species may have unpleasant consequences.