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Best trails in Hoxie Gorge State Forest

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Explore the most popular trails in Hoxie Gorge State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Hoxie Gorge to McGraw Marathon Road
Hoxie Gorge State Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
Hoxie Gorge to FLT to McGraw Marathon Rd. This is the northern, nicer trail from the Hoxie Gorge trailhead featuring views of the rolling hills in the areas once you leave the forest. Unfortunately, those same areas are closed during hunting season.Show more
#2 - Hoxie Gorge
Hoxie Gorge State Forest
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
There is a nicer trail at Hoxie Gorge following the North Country Trail (NCT) and utilizing the same start point where the NCT splits off at the bridge near the beginning of the hike. This trail is added for some variety. It utilizes a fairly new portion of the NCT that gets close enough to the highway that road noise becomes rather intrusive. No views, but otherwise a pleasant walk with the noise aside. The turn-around point is a pond and a short bushwhack is required (less than 50 yards) to reach the road from the trail. After that it's a road walk for a few miles back to the NCT crossing of Hoxie Gorge Freetown Rd. Alternatively turn around at the pond for an out and back that skips both the bushwhacking and the road walk, but requires listening to twice as much highway noise.Show more