Forest Road Trail
Length: 1 mi.
Surface: Mixed (sand/packed clay).
Difficulty/Use: Easy/for walking and cycling.
Access Points: South access—from the bridge near the South Parking Lot, cross the field to the first kiosk.
North access—from the Pete Peterson entrance road.
The Forest Road was an old paved service road. It is now predominately clay and suitable for cross-country races. It is wide, flat, straight, and shady for easy walking and cycling. (Please yield to turtles and squirrels crossing the road.) One highlight of this trail is the covered viewing pavilion at the beaver pond generously donated by The Home Depot. Take a rest on one of the benches there and enjoy the view of the pond, the beaver house, and the water lilies in season.
North from the pavilion on the Forest Road Trail is the William Hunter Kirkpatrick Memorial Plaque. Hunter was a young airman from Pennsylvania stationed at Maxwell Air Base who devoted many hours of his free time working on the single track mountain bike trail at Lagoon Park. Sadly, Hunter died unexpectedly following a surgical procedure. We are deeply grateful to Hunter for the generous gift of his time and energy to our community. The north end of the Cross Country Trail is also known as “Hunter’s Trail.”