Best trails in Kennedy State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Kennedy State Forest, New York? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Kennedy State Forest ranging from 1 to 9 miles and from 1,522 to 2,129 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Virgil Mountain Trail
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Virgil Mountain Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortland, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#2 - Dabes Diversion Loop
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Dabes Diversion Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortland, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, traShow more
#3 - Figure 8 Trail
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
This state forest has a great trail system featuring over 10 miles of the North Country Trail/Finger Lakes Trail as the main trail through the forest with several side trails that offer many loop hikeShow more
#4 - International Loop
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
International Loop is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dryden, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#5 - Lithuanian Loop Trail
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 34 m
This yellow-blazed trail begins and ends on Babcock Hollow Road at a large parking area. Because it is also a school-bus turnaround, hikers should be sure to park well off to the side of the lot. TShow more