There are no official blazed trails in Highlands Lakes State Park. However, there is an expansive network of unmarked woods roads and trails. No trail map exists and hikers should be very cautious when traveling on unmarked trails as it is easy to get lost. Roads and unmarked trails can be muddy and are not maintained.
A permit is required to ride a horse in Highlands Lakes State Park. Please contact the Bear Mountain office for details.
Just near the main parking area, there are a number of old fields that model airplane enthusiasts use for flying. On nice days, there may be dozens of planes in the air at Highlands Lakes.