Explorer | 30 pts
I wanted to take my son on a relatively easy hike with a camp over in the middle. I liked the idea of the security of a state park. It was easy to reserve the site, and although it had no amenities, the site was flat and clean.
We hiked both the Clyat Creek Trail and the Rock Dam Trail, camping on the pioneer site on the Rack Dam Trail. The trails were an easy hike with a couple of streams to cross and some steep gorges. It was easy enough to hike with backpacks. The maps both online and at the park are accurate and easy to use. No special navigation equipment is required. All the trails in the park are color coded with markers placed along the trail.
Even this late in September, the temperature was very hot. We plan to hike again later in the year.
I recommend this hike and camping experience to any novice hiker and camper. The hike itself took about 2 1/2 hours in and about 2 hours out. Have fun at Mistletoe State park; the park has beaches, canoe and Jon boat rental, many hiking trails and a great lake.