Hiking Trail Review
for 
Kid's Bike Loop
at Guion Farm
in
DuPont State Forest

An easy trail for everyone.  Don't miss this one.



One of two obstacle areas along the trail

photo by A. Scott Lavender


This trail is accessible from the Guion Farm Access Area.  There is a kiosk present and the farmhouse is set in a field.  It is a fun and easy trail for kids, adults, and families alike.  It is not an official trail, but I included it here because it is clearly marked as a trail with a sign and is too cool to pass up, especially with other trails off the Access Area.  There are exciting bike ramps and similar things that really enliven this loop.



A view of the trail

photo by A. Scott Lavender


Directions:

From DuPont Road (a.k.a. Staton Road):  Turn onto Sky Valley Road off DuPont Road.  This junction is 3.2 miles north of the DuPont Visitors Centre.  Travel 1.6 miles to the Guion Farm Access Area on the right.  Note the road turns to gravel at .7 miles.  The parking area is medium-sized and in a large field near the farmhouse.

Blaze Markings:  unblazed

Length:  approximately .4 miles; exactly 2281 feet.   

Difficulty:  easy

 



Part of the reason for the coolness of the loop

photo by A. Scott Lavender


This trail loops through a pine grove that is the same pine grove that the Farmhouse Trail and the Flatwoods Trail traverse.  It has some nice holly, views of the fields and the farmhouse, a cool archway at the entrance, and has the bike ramps as features.  There is only marginal slope.

 

I began measuring distance at the trail sign just before the archway, both of which are just off the parking area.  I went to the right. 

 

At 102’, there is an unofficial trail to the right leading to a field before the house.

At 276’, a trail to the left leads to the bike ramps.

At 337’, there is an unofficial trail to a field.  To the left are bike ramps, one of which tilts, and a trail bisecting the loop.

At 2187’, a trail to the left leads to the bike ramps.  Stay straight to remain on the loop.

At 2281’, the loop ends back at the trail sign and arch.


Kid's Bike Loop at Guion Farm Video

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