Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop

Farny State Park

This loop hike winds through rugged terrain south of the Split Rock Reservoir, passing several viewpoints and crossing the cascading Split Rock Brook.

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From the parking area, proceed ahead (east) along Split Rock Road for 0.3 mile. When you reach the second power line crossing, turn right and follow a dirt road uphill, under the power line. This is the route of the blue-blazed Split Rock Loop Trail, which you will follow for most of the hike. Before reaching the crest of the hill, the trail bears right and enters the woods. After a short,...

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Trip Reports

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June 12, 2016
I'm wondering why the areas east and west of Splitrock Reservoir don't have a trail description. I gather from comments that parking is limited off of Splitrock Road.
tmcman's picture
December 08, 2015
As Trails Chair for the region I am concerned about your comments.  Would you be specific as to what trails you are talking about?   North or south of Split Rock Rd?  What color trails were you on?
Estelle's picture
December 08, 2015
I'm an experienced hiker and I disagree. It's clear by the faded paint (painting bark is never a good idea) that these trails have not been maintained. Glad I had my GPS with me.
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