Chewacla State Park has eight trails in varying degrees of difficulty that cover the mountain range to the picturesque 30-foot Chewacla Dam Waterfall. Also, a Mountain Bike Trail and Tree Identification Trail are included in the park's trail system.
Sweet Shrub Trail – The Sweet Shrub Trail begins at the Lower Shelter, makes a loop and returns to the Lower Shelter. Some interpretation is provided on the trail. The trail is an easy walking trail and can be completed in about 25 minutes.
Boy Scout Trail – The Boy Scout Trail begins on the west side of the stone bridge and runs into the Sweet Shrub Trail. The trail is an easy walking trail and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Troup 30 Boy Scout Trail – The Troup 30 Boy Scout Trail begins on the north side of the stone bridge on Murphy Drive. This trail follows Moore’s Mill Creek to the boundary of the park. Hikers may follow the trail to the park boundary or cross the creek on one of the rock dams and follow the trail back to Murphy Drive. This trail requires more hiking than the Boy Scout or Sweet Shrub Trails, but it is one of the most pleasant trails in the park. The Troup 30 Boy Scout Trail can be completed in about 45 minutes.
Eagle Scout Trail – The Eagle Scout Trail branches off from the Troup 30 Boy Scout Trail on the east side of Chewacla Lake and terminates on the logging road across from the Walnut Shelter. The trail is also accessible from the parking lot located between the creek and Walnut Shelters. This trail is wide and easy to follow. The Eagle Scout Trail can be completed in about 20 minutes.
Deer Rub Trail – The Deer Rub Trail begins at the Upper Pavilion and follows Chewacla Creek to the logging road across from the Walnut Shelter. Another point of entry to the Deer Rub Trail begins on the east side of the overlook and joins the Deer Rub Trail at Chewacla Creek. This trail involves some steep terrain. Boots are recommended but not required. The trail can be completed in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Loop Road Trail – The Loop Road Trail is a maintenance road that has been cut off to traffic. The trail leads to Chewacla Falls. This is a paved trail.
Mountain Laurel Trail – The Mountain Laurel Trail begins at the Upper Pavilion area, goes down to Chewacla Falls and then follows Chewacla Lake. The trail has several connecting trails that lead back to the Upper Pavilion area. This trail takes about one hour to complete.
Mountain Bike Trail – The Mountain Bike Trail loops around the upper portion of Murphy Drive. The trail is accessible from the Walnut Shelter and the Upper Pavilion area. At times, the Mountain Bike Trail links up with the Deer Rub Trail and the Mountain Laurel Trail.
Click Link Below For Printable Trail Map with mileage
Our thanks goes out to Brian Fox who walked all our trials with gps and Mr. Womelsdorf who
aided in labeling the map.