Kettletown State Park - Trail Running
Kettletown State Park is great for those who want to escape and explore the wonderful scenery of mother nature. Kettletown State Park offers you a scenic view of Lake Zoar from hills that are covered with trees. It is here on top of these hills that one experiences mother nature in complete silence, far away of what we might think of civilization.
The Crest Trail at Kettletown Park is a 4 mile loop that winds through southern portions of the park and across the town line of Oxford. However, there are other spectacular trails to run on at Kettletown, including the mile long Brooke Trail. Here you can stop to admire waterfalls and deep pools.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Kettle State Park gets a 3 star rating for the difficulty that is the Crest Trail. The Crest Trail is great for those who want to trail run at a longer distance and is ready to go into a challenging woodland. The crest trail is a 4 mile loop that offers a range of obstacles from large boulders, trees, to old charcol hearths and a reservoir. The trail can be strenuous if one is not trained to run through long distances.
Time To Complete
The Crest Trail can be challenging to those who are not experienced trail runners. The trail is filled with several obstacles, from upslope hills, to boulders, fallen trees, wet surfaces, and rocky terrain.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Visiting Kettletown State Park in the summer is a wonderful experience. Trail running on the Crest Trail will allow you to see views of Lake Zoar.
On Leash Only
Kettletown State park is a dog friendly park as long as all pets have a leash and the owners are responsible for picking up any of the dogs droppings.
Kettletown State Park has parking fees on Weekends/Holidays. The parking fees for registered state cars is $9 dollars and $15 dollars for unregistered cars.