Dabes Diversion Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortland, NY that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is NOT A trail. this is a seasonal road that is a loop. be prepared for some mud! was definitely disappointed when I got here to find out its not a trail at all. however if you follow the road you will find a fingerlakes trail.
Walked this trail this afternoon combined with Virgil Mt. Area Loop for a 9.1 miles figure 8 hike. Beautiful view of the Valley from "Stone Pile Junction" and an overall nice trail even if muddy at times. Conditions were perfect for a late fall hike with temperature in the mid to high 40s and blue, sunny sky!
was a good hike but we seen a black bear freaked out an got out of there! super scary!
Great early morning hike!. With all the rain we've gotten recently, there were understandably a few muddy area, but it wasn't hard to manage. Creek was also a little tricky. The forest is so indescribably beautiful. I even ran into Mr. Dabes himself.
Great hike. We parked on the corner of Bleck Rd and Hauck Hill Rd. Took the trail down into the woods right next to where we parked. The trail leads down hill quite quickly, but it isn't a steep hill, and it leads to a small creek which you cross. It was easy on this day because there wasn't much water in the creek. The trail is well marked and maintained. There are a large number of stone walls along the way. The trail even crosses one or two. Great view at the top of the hill, where the red/orange trail meets the white trail, of the mountains and a large field.
A nice walk in the Kennedy Forest (Cortland County) with moderate elevation change... Not much on its own, only about 4 miles (~1h15min), but can be combine with the Virgil Mountain loop for a nice 9 miles trail! I was scouting the trail as i intend to repeat it this winter on snowshoes!
A great Cortland county hike. Nice view at the rock pile and the Foxfire lean-to would be a great place for a break or an overnight. The photos look blurry as I had to keep my device in a plastic bag due to the snow, rain & scrapple during the hike.
Combine this with the Virgil Mtn. loop for a figure 8 hike under 10 miles for a great day of hiking.
The only caution is on the creek crossings - some are very tricky when the water is high - look for best spot to cross.