Rockcores Trail

The Rockcores Trail offers hikers beautiful scenery and a glimpse into the history of the area.
The Rockcores Trail connects to a number of other trails. Check out the giant cores of rock drilled to test for the never built dam project.


Length: 1.2 miles, one-way
Difficulty: Moderate
Blaze: Red
Elevation Change: 460 feet
Trailhead Location: directions to Rockcores trailhead; across from the entrance to Worthington State Forest headquarters area

The trail follows an old road trace. This road was originally created to provide access for engineers to take rock core samples. These samples helped determine whether the area could sustain a large dam across the river at Tocks Island. Remnants of the rock cores are still seen along the trail. Over twenty miles of trail can be connected together in the Worthington State Forest area to fill the entire day.

Other Information: restroom located in Worthington State Forest picnic area; more information about Worthington State Forest

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Last updated: August 18, 2021

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