blowing Spring park Trails

blowing Spring park Trails

  • POA Trails open to the public
  • Route: Blowing Spring Park has nine trails that circle the park. All the trails lead back to the 2 large parking areas.
  • Surface: The trail is a soft surface with varying widths.
  • Rating: It is rated easy.
  • Distance: There are 6.3 miles of trails in the BS Park. There are 200 feet of elevation change in the park. Most of the loops are easy walks.
  • Parking: Parking: There is ample parking in Blowing Springs Park with a lot at the entrance and lot near the bandstand at the far end of the park.
  • Notes: This is a very family friendly trail. There are a lot of areas for kids to run. The rolling contour trails range from two to three feet wide. The trails are designed to be used by pedestrians and mountain bikers of all age and skill levels. The trails have been designed to take advantage of the park’s natural beauty, including its many bluff lines, springs, caverns and established natural habitat. One of the trails’ highlights is a 30-foot bridge that leaves a rock shelf to connect to the trail below that winds around to a “natural air-conditioned cavern,” which releases 60 degree air. The trail system includes a total of eight bridges and 15 benches. Given the terrain, some of the trails are inherently more challenging; however, the trail was built with safety and sustainability in mind.
  • For a change of pace, we parked near the Veterans Wall of Honor.
  • Change of pace Route: North from the parking lot on the trail next to Veterans Way, you cross Dartmoor Dr at Cooper School, this puts you on the Cooper Connector Trail. Follow the trail to Blowing Springs Park. The walk is about ½ mile to the park. The topography is fantastic. Cliffs, bluffs, streams. For most of the walk to the Park, you are less the 30 yards from Dartmoor Rd but you get the feeling you are in the middle of nowhere.
  • When you reach the Park, you can choose any of the park's 6.3 miles of trails.
  • We came back on Cooper School Trail. This trail is only open when the school is closed. Cooper School Trail is an amazing ½ mile of wide soft surface trail, bluffs and views of Sugar Creek and the surrounding area.