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Darien Lake Loop is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Darien Center, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 301 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake Views Wildlife
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Sunshine Dread
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Kendra Fee
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Hiking

Meh. Everything east of the FLT (aka Conservation Trail) isn't worth it. It's open, flat, sometimes gravel, sometimes poorly kept grass with giant divots that are just dying to break someone's ankle. Stick to the Orange (FLT) and Red blazes for a nice(er) walk in the woods.

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John Horab
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Stacey Markovich
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Anna Ziolkowski
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Hiking

Great easy trail, and dog friendly. I went at 8 am and there was no one else on the trail. Paths are narrow at some parts. Bring bug spray!

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Rachel Perry
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HikingMuddy

Pretty enough, it’s easy good for kids. Muddy, but it’s been very wet.

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Michael Taggart
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Britney Matthews
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HikingMuddyNo shade

Started trail going right. First quarter very muddy, but scenic and peaceful. The remaining 3/4 no shade and kinda boring. Ended up running last mile or so because I was tired of walking lol. Nice running trail and don't be surprised by coming across some horseback riders. Overall it was nice.

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Shane Leddon
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HikingMuddy

Great trail but muddy, I suggest going west first since it’s the majority of the mud. The first 3/4 mile is mud that is about a few inches deep. Other than that it’s a great trail. Bring extra shoes to drive home.

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Damn Fastswimmer
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Muddy. But that doesn’t deter me. More than half was a horse path. I’m not a horse.

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Kerry Schuppenhauer
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Great place to practice social distancing and your not afraid of some mudd

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Gary Jonas
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Kate Z
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HikingIcyMuddy

Great hike. Started out nice and easy on the access roads then got a little tricky on the FLT/conservation portion as trail markers were missing in some places.

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Tyler Rumley
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Awesome hike! Very muddy in places and also had a couple trees down that were difficult to cross. Overall would highly recommend

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Ben Franclemont
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Easy hike with the dog but use a map from the state park's website. Trails aren't all marked but the Gas Wells serve as excellent reference points to determine where you are. Lots of black flies too.

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Ben Turton
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Hiking

Some signage definitely needs to be replaced. Some confusing times when natural looking trail (continuation of gravel for example) leads hikers the wrong way through a unlabeled fork.

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Kassie Tamulski
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Emma Kwap
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Fairly easy trail. Does get more challenging once you get closer to the Creek. But the dogs and I easily hiked all 7 miles. Best thing was that we didn’t see anyone!

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paul kaczkowski
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Wally Zakowski
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Matthew Hogan
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paul kaczkowski
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Abby Mandris
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paul kaczkowski
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