hiking
8 months ago

I parked on Bucks Brook Rd at the south end of this loop next to the DEC forest sign. A proper parking area would be nice, but the shoulder is just wide enough to make me feel reasonably safe about leaving my car where I did. Walked north along the road, which has pleasant views of rocky outcroppings to the east and the brook to the west. Road traffic is light. Entered the forest off ridge road and traveled back south with a few views through the trees of hills to the east. The loop overall is a bit short and uninteresting to make it worth a repeat trip.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

I should've known better since the last review was 3 years ago, but this trail doesn't exist anymore. The parking lot is way overgrown. I ended up hiking somewhere else.

hiking
Monday, October 13, 2014

This hike uses a portion of the Finger Lakes Trail to start and the loop back is on the dirt Bucks Brook Rd. The FLT portion is very well maintained and well marked with white blazes. The dirt road portion follows Bucks Brook roadside and has steep gorge walls making this a very enjoyable all around hike of about 5.5 miles.

You will enjoy this hike and don't forget to thank the folks at FLT for the great job in maintaining this trail.

hiking
Monday, October 13, 2014

Part of this hike is on the Finger Lakes Trail and is very well marked and maintained. The rest of the loop (the way back) is on seasonal use Bucks Brook Road and finishes on Ridge Rd. where you can park.

The leg on Bucks Brook road runs with the stream and there are many spots to stop and enjoy the small falls and high gorge walls. Enjoy!!

hiking
Saturday, October 11, 2014