North Country Trail: McCarty Hill State Forest to Little Rock City

MODERATE 3 reviews
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North Country Trail: McCarty Hill State Forest to Little Rock City is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Great Valley, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1637 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

hiking
7 days ago

15 days ago

Nice, quiet, secluded trail through the woods. Well marked white blazes.

hiking
23 days ago

Solid day hike covering both McCarty Hill State Forest and Rock City State Forest. This is a small part of the Finger Lakes Trail. Start at the McCarty Hill parking area (alongside the road) and end at Little Rock City before returning. Some mud depending on recent weather, but more rocky. Trail is not really well defined, but white tree markers are plentiful, so staying on the trail isn't too bad. Beautiful views and great forest hiking, as well as the intrigue of Little Rock City. Highly recommended.