While the Bald Eagles will certainly be an attraction for some, the relative tranquility of this park is what we like most. On a beautiful day during peak season for foliage, we saw maybe fifteen people the whole day. The gentle nature of the trails makes them appropriate for families and pets. The Eagle Spur Trail has a few hills, but nothing too bad. Three of the trails are labeled as handicapped accessible. As always see the park website before visiting, as there can be trail closings and safety warnings.
The trails are very well marked, so feel free to improvise. We highly suggest the Bayview and Eagle Spur Trails for scenery.
It is worth a quick note that it is also possible to picnic, fish, canoe, kayak, or bike in the park. Bike, canoe, and kayak rentals are available. For more details on these activities see the park website.
To begin, park near the Visitor Center and make your way to the Bay. Make a left on the Bayview Trail and follow it along the Bay. Eventually the trail turns inland. About 0.5mi into the hike you will make a right on the Wilson Spring Trail. About 1.15 miles into the hike you will make a right on the Dogue Trail. The Dogue Trail is a simple loop and about a mile in length. If you are short on time, skip it.
After completing the Dogue Loop, get back on the Wilson Spring Trail for a short stretch and follow signs for the Eagle Spur Trail. Take the Eagle Spur Trail out to the Bird Blind for your best chance to see a Bald Eagle. Even if you don't get to see a Bald Eagle, the hike is worth it. You will get a nice view of Kane's Creek and in Fall, the foliage is very pretty.
Make your way back along the Eagle Spur Trail. Eventually you will make it to signs for the Kane's Creek Trail. You can go left or right, the trail will eventually get you back to the parking lot. Follow the signs.