Lithuanian Loop Trail

EASY 3 reviews
#4 of 5 trails in

Lithuanian Loop Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marathon, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

This yellow-blazed trail begins and ends on Babcock Hollow Road at a large parking area. Because it is also a school-bus turnaround, hikers should be sure to park well off to the side of the lot. The trail has two sections, a western and eastern. The trail is most enjoyable if hiked counterclockwise, so best to start by taking the western section and returning on the eastern. A particularly pretty Norway spruce forest is the trail's highlight. It is also useful for reaching the main Finger Lakes Trail (white blazes), and an out-and-back addition totaling 1.4 miles allows for a visit to the attractive views at and near Foxfire Lean-To. Signs help guide the way. The trail also intersects with the Irish Loop Trail (bright-green blazes) three times, which makes for a variety of hike lengths.

hiking
16 days ago

Trail length is actually 1.1 miles. Grades are moderate throughout, and the Norway spruces are really nice. The trail is entirely on private land adjacent to Kennedy State Forest. However, the side trip to Foxfire Lean-To does take hikers into Kennedy SF. Total length of hike if side trip to Foxfire is included is 2.5 miles.

hiking
Saturday, September 06, 2014

hiking
Friday, June 14, 2013