Shindagin Hollow State Forest Trails

HARD 24 reviews

Shindagin Hollow State Forest Trails is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brooktondale, New York and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles 928 feet Loop

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Shindagin Hollow State Forest (Tompkins #3) covers 5,266 acres of land in the towns of Caroline in southern Tompkins County and Candor in northern Tioga County. It is one of two forests covered by the Rapid Waters Unit Management Plan. Its large size and good access from public roads make this a great forest to enjoy activities such as mountain biking, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, bird watching, nature viewing, picnicking and camping.

5 days ago

My fav place for hiking. Tough to get to in winter because of seasonal roads but the best trails and miles of them! Marked and unmarked so be careful or you could easily get lost. Beautiful old forest.

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2 months ago

I'd rate this trail Easy to Moderate compared to Breakneck Ridge (Hard) and Mount Hadley (Moderate). The trail is not too steep, and with an even surface throughout. There's many variations that could upgrade it's difficulty to Medium-Hard because of very steep sections but definitely there's no scrambling involved. However, the scenery is beautiful, and I encountered lots of wild life such as deer. Trails are not well marked in several sections so I'd recommend bringing a map or a compass just in case. I'd definitely do it again because of the many variations that it offers and because of it's low traffic (I didn't encounter anyone on my Saturday morning hike)

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1 year ago

I loved this place. Great scenery and enough elevation difference to consider it a real hike. I didn't do the loop trail when I was there. Did an out and back one but I found a nice area for pitching a tent a little ways in where there was also a lean to. Altogether I got in about a 7.5 mile hike and I'm looking forward to going back to do the rest.

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1 year ago

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2 years ago

Well worth the trip. The trails are well maintained and full of character. Fun fall ride today, perfect temp for peddling around here.

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

I recommend entering the park through Prospect Valley Road, especially if you have a vehicle that's low to the ground.

2 years ago

Climbed today 3/6/14 great hike. Little icy still but great to get out there!!

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3 years ago

A cool fall day but a nice hike in the woods!

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

A terrific jaunt to the lean-to no matter the direction you start from. Beautiful ramp in Spring. New stone work is a treasure to see, start from Bald Hill Road. Not recommended for hiking during hunting season, all other time a pleasure.