Beech Tree Trail
This trail is named after the beautiful beech trees that stand tall in the area. You can identify the trees by their bark, which is smooth and light gray. These trees hold their brown leaves all winter and drop only when new leaves begin to appear in the spring. This trail will take you through rolling terrain, across hills, and along creek sides. Be on the lookout for old homesteads that date back to the late 1800s.
Points of Interest on this Trail:
Beech Tree Trail: Creek Crossing
Streams carve their way through Croft, creating the undulating terrain that rises and falls out of and into a host of unnamed draws. Don’t miss this opportunity to dip your feet in the water.
Beech Tree Trail: Rock Wall
You’ll find several walls like this one throughout the trails system. This wall is part of an old home site that dates back to late 1800's.
Beech Tree Trail: Ruins
This one of the many home site ruins that can be found in the park. These sites dates from the late 1800’s to the 1940’s. Many pre-WWII settler’s homes were located throughout the property and were destroyed by the federal government to prevent squatters in these homes when this property was a military base.