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Abbott Loop Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Spencer, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 1,574 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Blowdown Muddy Over grown Snow
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Michael-Luca Natt
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HikingGreat!

Did this a couple weeks ago w a couple of friends. Great trail, super well marked, and really scenic. Everything was all dried up so mud and bugs weren’t even a slight issue. People complaining that the whole thing sucks because there’s one “mediocre” vista are wack lmao. That firepit area would make a sick overnight spot though.

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Keli Pia-Miller
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful and well marked. We loved it.

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Elvisha Dhamala
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HikingGreat!

Great hike through the woods. It was a relatively easy hike with well marked trails and no mud. We stopped for a couple quick water and snack breaks but it wasn’t too challenging overall.

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Meg Wojciechowski
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Clearly marked, had good elevation changes, and no bugs while we were here. Not much mud, however, I could see that being a problem in spring or more wet months. The creek was completely dried up for us. The top at mile 6 wasn’t anything spectacular, but had a nice place to rest before finishing up.

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David Frencl
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Hiking

Awesome trail, some spots a little hard, but I'm new to this.

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Bradley Benjamin
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Bobby Vannier
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Hiking

A lot of hiking and elevation for no reward. The one view was not a view at all. Now that being said, if you want 8+ miles of workout with very few people on a trail then this trail is for you.

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Emma Sutter
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Amazing hike. Just long enough for an afternoon and not terribly difficult. Really had no complaints at all.

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David Frencl
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Ian Woods
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Kids crazy idea o catch the sunset from the top of the mountain and hike back in the dark. Pretty fun and great view. Picnic table and fire pit at the top.

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Ian Woods
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Beautiful forest, and nobody here but us, the critters, the trees, and the moss. And cool breezes on a late summer day. Great for kids!

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Jason b
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Charles Day
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HikingBugsGreat!

From the parking lot, you will need to make a decision which side of the road to start the hike. Across from the parking is a white blaze FLT....follow till you find the Abbott Loop - sign and orange blaze. The loop is to the right of the sign. Good hills and well marked. Roots and rocks are not bad, just keep an eye on foot placement. You will cross several gravel roads, blazes are hard to follow. Just use the app map and you should be fine. The low creek areas tend to be the buggiest and most problematic to walk. One nice area giving a view. You will find a fire pit, picnic table and space for small tent. Not heavily traveled for this weekend. In the 4 hours and 8 miles hiked I crossed paths with 16 people. Most were close to the road crossings.

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Jason b
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Doug Dodson
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Stephanie Dodson
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Great! Not a lot of people, not overgrown, lots of things bridges put in place to avoid muddy areas. Also, it seems that they rerouted the trail a bit.

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Marc Caccamise
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Jess Houghtaling
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darlene levielle
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Avery Putnam
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great workout! Lots and lots of bugs (especially when you walk along the river/swamp area where it is pretty muddy). Pretty well marked.

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Ani Schatz
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MuddyOver grown

its always the same...never maintained, always fun!!:)

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Anthony Zangara
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Went counter clockwise and got most of the elevation gain out of the way early. One or two decent views and the rest was green tunnel. Well marked and maintained. Kind of muddy in spots but not too bad.

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Laura Candela
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Hiking

Great hike! When you arrive at the trailhead, you can either go up the hill across from the parking or down the hill the same side as the parking. Note that if you go up the hill, you'll hike 1.3ish miles on Finger Lakes Trail before getting to Abbott Loop. The opposite end of the loop is the trailhead across the road. Lots of hills but very pretty.

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Lindsey Duhamel
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Jake Walsh
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Daniel Pierce
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Muddy

Great Hike 2 hours 35 minutes. very muddy, wear hiking boots, trail spikes and gaiters or you'll have wet muddy feet 2 miles in. People have made allot of " detours" around muddy sections. The problem with this is it tramples down the forest and creates new muddy paths. Mud comes with hiking, if you don't like it this trail is not for you. Just enough moderate elevation gains to keep a good pace interesting.

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