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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, running, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 610 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Bugs

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Kelly Reitz
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Hiking

UPDATE: We gave the trail another try and started in the woods instead of the road. We only did part of the hike, but it was awesome! Well maintained and marked. There was a stream near the beginning, then just a great walk in the woods. Beautiful! We only did part of the trail and must have started in the wrong direction because we just walked down a dirt trail in the woods. Not a bad hike but nothing too exciting.

Gracee Rose
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HikingBugs

Some of this trail you are walking on a heavily wooded dirt road but I loved the parts in the deep woods. I hiked a shorter loop but it was still a beautiful forest

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Gary Reynolds
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Hiking

Very nice wooded trail for most of the length, however the last mile or so is a 10 foot wide dirt road. A disappointing end to an otherwise pleasant trek. It was a cool morning so no bugs. No significant mud.

Brandon P
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HikingBugs

It hasn’t rained in a couple of days so it wasn’t too muddy. Also most of the creeks were pretty low.

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T. Frenyea
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Hiking

Dabes Diversion Loop. Great trail. Nobody else on it this morning. Some mud still, not many bugs at all. Many creek crossings so wear waterproof shoes just in case. I really appreciated the ropes at a few crossings - helpful when you’re hiking alone. I would like to ask that if you use them, please leave them so the next person can reach them. Well marked, only questioned it once where it diverges by the private field.

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Robert Brashear
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Hiking

A really pretty trail.

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Jim Johnson
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HikingMuddy

Really enjoyed this trail. Good distance, mixed conditions, and enough challenge to not be too easy but not difficult either. Some ups and downs elevation wise but nothing too challenging. My wife and I walked our two dogs on this trail and they enjoyed the many streams! Will definitely be back!

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J Rocco
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HikingMuddy
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Jessica Caren
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Hiking

Super fun, pretty hike, with lots of creek crossings.

Bridget McMahon
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Probably by far my favorite, shorter hike around this area. Henry(the dog) liked it too!!! Very rocky, some mud, small obstacles, just watch your step!

Sean Dugan
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HikingMuddyRocky

Parked at location marked and headed west on FLT down road. Followed to white markers then to blaze orange. Had a lot of rain the days before so things were muddy/marshy. A few stream crossings that require thought, but made it fun. Will hike again, very dog friendly

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Ryan Aguiar
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HikingBugsMuddy

Really fun trail and the only thing that was rough about it was the bugs.

Tracy Barton
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HikingMuddy

such a beautiful trail!!! several streams you have to cross and a good amount of up and down hill. I loved it!!

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Patricia Marie
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A lot of creek crossing. Definitely recommend you wear water proof boots in the next few weeks of hiking this trail. Snow still left on trail and some muddy spots. overall nice trail with some high elevation gain.

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David Brewer
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HikingMuddy

Great hike, wear boots!

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Matt Whitman
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Hiking

I enjoyed this hike a lot and will definitely do it again. It was the perfect length for me and my pup.

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Eric Hine
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Hiking

Good conditions. Even after a rain storm the prior day, the trail was only muddy in a few select areas. Nice short hike that gives a few somewhat challenging hills, but all-in-all, this is a trail that can be enjoyed by all levels of experience. If you’re looking for a quiet trail with not a lot of traffic, but still offers some nice sights, this is definitely one I’d recommend (that can be said for much of the trails that are part of, or near, the FLT).

Russ Striffler
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Hiking

Nice hike. Loved the map on this app to see exactly where we were. Used orange and Teatree essential oil to keep the bugs away. It worked pretty good. Love the finger Lakes Trail portion. Cut the hike a little short by walking up bleck road to our parking spot due to the mud. Thanks AllTrails

Margie Vail
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Hiking

Had a great hike here last weekend. Quiet, very well marked and only a little muddy.

Charenda Hinshaw
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very nice trail.

Joe Dabes
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although one mile of this 4.2 mile Loop is on a seasonal Road 75% of it is in the woods. there has been a recent reroute to eliminate a muddy section. for those wishing to avoid most of the seasonal Road the Kuzia Cutoff can be taken to create a 3.1 mile Loop.

Chris Roger
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Hiking

Walked this trail this afternoon combined with Virgil Mt. Area Loop for a 9.1 miles figure 8 hike. Beautiful view of the Valley from "Stone Pile Junction" and an overall nice trail even if muddy at times. Conditions were perfect for a late fall hike with temperature in the mid to high 40s and blue, sunny sky!

Ashley Love
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was a good hike but we seen a black bear freaked out an got out of there! super scary!

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