Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics

Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Southwest-facing panoramic view from south end of Summit Park Trail near the juncture with the Rim Trail.

I think the Summit Park Trail, named for the former Summit Park Hotel (1889-1918) is one of the two best trails at Mount Nebo State Park (the other one being the Rim Trail). The Summit Park Trail makes a 1.6-mile loop across the west side of the mountain. About one-third of it is shared with the Rim Trail.

Most of the rest of it runs parallel to the Rim Trail, not far from the bench level. (For my gpx-based trail map and elevation profile, see this post.) 

Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
CCC-built steps descending from the Summit Park Trail trailhead.

One of the sites to see along the trail is Fern Lake. It was built to serve as a water source for the hotel.  Like most of the trails at the park, it was originally built during the Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Summit Park Trail – Mount Nebo State Park

Last weekend, I had a nice walk on the trail. The temperatures were quite pleasant, reaching up to the low-60’s. These are some of the photos I took on my hike. (Click photo for larger view.)

Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Summit Park Trail
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Heading south along the Summit Park Trail
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Fern Lake, the water source of the former Summit Park Hotel (panoramic).
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Summit Park Trail
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
This is at the south part of the Summit Park Trail where it starts heading back up to the rim level.
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Panoramic shot of Summit Park Trail (and Rim Trail). Spring Mountain is in the distance.
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
South-facing view of Summit Park Trail (and Rim Trail).
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
Stone footbridge on Summit Park Trail (and Rim Trail)
Mount Nebo: Summit Park Trail Leaf-Off Pics photo
North-facing view on the rim part of the Summit Park Trail.

You can learn more about Mount Nebo history here. You can download the official Mount Nebo State Park trail brochure here.

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