Highland Forest Nature Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fabius, 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.

2.1 miles
190 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding

nature trips


trail running






wild flowers





Over 20 miles of year-round trails are the prime attraction at the "Adirondacks of Central New York." The oldest county park contains more than six square miles of rugged forest terrain detailed in free maps available at Skyline Lodge; a self-guided Nature Trail is the perfect introductory hike.

9 months ago

Great place to go! Great view from the lodge. Trails for everyone. Hikers, mountain bikers, and they even have trails for horse back riding. You can down load the map right from there site, and there different loops with different distances for all skill levels.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Great day lots of trials

scenic driving
Monday, May 01, 2017

didn't do any hikes due to getting attacked by mosquitos within first 2 mins on trail, but the view of the skyline is beautiful & highly recommended to see - i can imagine how beautiful the view would be at sunset

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Not for the faint of heart! Literally - lots of cardio! There's a -lot- of up and down that I wasn't quite expecting, but plenty of flatter areas between to rest. The shelters were well placed for resting and the vast majority of the trek was shaded. No drinking water between start and finish, though - I'd say bring a camel pack with 1-2L capacity, and take it slow. Took me around 4 hours to complete. Expect that or longer. Definitely going again.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The trail has a lot of diversity and really helpful signage with maps every so often. The trail clearly sees a lot of maintenance, made evident by the many trail structures in place, including an impressively long turnpike system. There are definitely some blowouts and muddy spots along the way but they didn't put us off our hike today. Minimal incline, not a challenging walk. I would definitely go again.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Great hike

Sunday, December 27, 2015

I hiked the Phil Suters Memorial Main Trail the day after Christmas. The trail was very muddy and incredibly eroded making this a very miserable experience. The most eroded sections appear to have been caused by motorized vehicles. It also appears they are in the process of a lumber felling operation as there was a very large number of trees lying perpendicular to the trail reducing the natural feel of forest. Some more positive points of this park is that it is very well marked, has a number of lean-to structures, and has a staffed lodge with restrooms. At the time of my hike there was a $3 day use admission.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Awesome place

Friday, May 22, 2015

I have both snowshoed and cross-country skied here. There are dedicated trails for each making both a nicer experience. The evergreen forest is beautiful, especially after a fresh snowfall. There are various trails from easy to moderate. The lodge is beautiful with a nice fireplace. There's also a sledding hill. There's a small fee for annual use as well as a slightly higher fee for cross-country skiing

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Have hiked this trail several times and have enjoyed it on every occasion. I always do the full main trail to get the most out of my hike. Makes for a really nice few hours of nature and great exercise.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Hike the green marked rim trail. My GPS clocked it farther than the map list it. Still a fairly easy hike some 20* hills but they weren't to long. A couple cut off trails to make it shorter. Nice place great lodge.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Easily accessible, multi-use trails. We did the near nine-mile "Main Trail" today. Essentially, the hike takes you around the perimeter of the park. It was interesting enough, with plenty of ups and downs, various environments, a few creeks and nice overlooks of the surrounding farmland. Though, in a region that boasts some of the most beautiful gorges east of Mississippi, I wouldn't place this hike in my top five. Given that it's late spring, it was very muddy for a good clip (bring the hiking boots).

mountain biking
7 months ago

mountain biking
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Friday, September 18, 2015

recorded Highland Forest

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