Highland Forest Main Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Highland Forest Main Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Woodstock, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1289 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike through the woods with a well balance of inclines, declines, as well as level terrain. I would rate the overall trail as moderate, this coming from an average hiker who exercises on a regular basis. I did the entirety of the main trail in just over 4 hours with some breaks along the way.

The lodge at parking area offers maps and clean restrooms as well as a nice view before you even begin the hike on the main trail. I just now noticed the description indicates that there is a waterfall on this trail. We must have missed this as we only witnessed some crossing streams on occasion. Other than the main lookout at the lodge the main trail does not have any major lookouts but was still an enjoyable woods trail.

A few spots with mud and higher weeds, but the path was extremely well marked and easy to follow. About halfway through the main trail there is an outhouse should that be a need along your way.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

My family and I attempted the Main Trail 3 times before finally completing it this spring! Easy terrain but can get muddy sometimes.