Hiking Sapphire Valley Resort

and The High South

The path around Fairfield Lake is only open to the public from Labor Day to Memorial Day as Camp Merrie Woode has summer camp sessions and the path closes for camper safety! 

The Hike Around Fairfield Lake

This is considered an easy hike of about 3.2 miles. The trail is part gravel road and then just maintained trails through the woods. There is a very slight elevation gain as you rise up and cross over the bridge at Fairfield Falls.  Directions below.

A Hike Around
Fairfield Lake

This is the only time the public can walk around Fairfield Lake as Camp Merrie Woode operates a summer girls camp in the summer and the trail is closed for security and safety.

Most of the images in the Sapphire Valley Fall video below were taken from the Fairfield Lake Trail. We hope you enjoy!

A Fairfield Lake Fall Hike

 The 3.2 mile trail around Fairfield Lake is one of the easiest and most accessible. 

Fairfield Lake Trail
This trail is open from Labor Day through the winter and closes on Memorial Day. Camp Merrie Woode girls camp closes the western end of the trail for the safety of the campers. 

Park at the Sapphire Valley Boat and Beach facilities and depending on your preference, go right or left! That's it. The trial is easy to follow and offers great views of Bald Rock Mountain. 

Hiking Fun off the Resort

All of our new, updated hiking information is now on High South Adventures. Please  [Click Here] for hiking info and maps to Whiteside Mountain, Glen Falls, DuPont State Park, Bartram Trail, Panthertown Valley and much more!

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