Elkdale State Forest Hike

Elkdale State Forest

5243 Rt 353, Little Valley, NY

Becky and I explored the horse trail in Elkdale State Forest in the fall of 2013. This hike will start on the combined horse trail/snowmobile but when they split we follow the snowmobile trail to the western edge of the forest (shown in ORANGE on the maps). The round trip will be 4.3 miles.
We can extend the hike by 1.5 miles by taking the short loop horse trails in the eastern end of the park.
We will meet a the large parking lot just north of the DEC maintenance building, Ignore the “hunter’s parking” signed. The DEC Forest Ranger told me that was an old outdated sign.
We do have to cross a creek at the beginning of the hike. I checked on it today after the Mt. Onondaga bushwack. It was low enough to cross on rocks without getting my feet wet.

Link to Google Map location for Elkdale State Forest

Topo map:

Elkdale State Forest Topo map of trails

Elkdale State Forest Topo map of trails

Aerial Map
Elkdale State Forest Trails

Elkdale State Forest Trails

Picnic area a short way from start of trail

Elkdale State Forest Picnic Area

Elkdale State Forest Picnic Area

Looking north from field on way back to parking lot

Elkdale State Forest looking west from field

Elkdale State Forest looking west from field

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