Highbanks Trail (Trail 20)

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Highbanks Trail (Trail 20) is a 8.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Morris, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 688 feet Route Type: Out & Back


mountain biking

nature trips





over grown

Park at the small 4-5 car lot to the right just outside of the entrance before the tolls. There is a much larger parking lot about half way through the trail.

11 months ago

Trail head to the left of the toll booths at the Mt Morris entrance to the park as you enter. Park at the small 4-5 car lot to the right just outside of the entrance before the tolls (but still make sure to pay the entrance fee and support the park). First 2/3 of the trail is an easy mix of light forest and open air hiking sandwiched between the gorge rim and Park Rd. Yellow blazes are not plentiful, though intersections are marked well with yellow arrows, so just need to pay attention. Last 1/3 of the trail is a more strenuous forest hike with elevation changes, overgrowth, and bugs. My hiking partner wanted to avoid doing the more challenging forest portion on the way back, so we just walked along Park Rd until we met back up with the trail where we originally entered the woods for the last 1/3 of the hike (see my recording). Views of the Mt Morris Dam and other overlooks. A decent hike, you really can't go wrong with any of the trails at Letchworth.

2 months ago

7 months ago

Monday, October 09, 2017

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