Onondaga Trail

HARD 21 reviews

Onondaga Trail is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fabius, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3175 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

Morgan Hill State Forest encompasses 5,284 acres of land located in the towns of Fabius, Truxton and Cuyler in the northeastern portion of Cortland County and the southeastern portion of Onondaga County. Morgan Hill State Forest is a very popular area because of its exquisite scenic beauty and excellent hunting opportunities, as well as its easy accessibility from the Syracuse and Cortland area. Morgan Hill State Forest Multiple Use Trail System has been designed to offer many different opportunities for family-based recreation. There are 11.2 miles of marked foot trails which connect the western part of the forest with Labrador Hollow Unique Area, and then continue east as part of the Finger Lakes Trail System.

hiking
1 month ago

Was a beautiful hike on a nice day, little bit of mud in some places, but manageable. Very clean trails, great views, peaceful too. Happy to be allowed to walk through the private lands still.

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4 months ago

A portion of the blue-markered trail was closed about a mile in. There is a new detour trail marked with pink flags that links back up to the trail at the clearing that overlooks Labrador Hollow. The beginning of the "pink flag" trail is a little rough and through tall grass, but after ~1/4 mile it gets a little better and heads back into the woods. We didn't hike the full trail, but made it down to Tinker falls. It was our first time here and we enjoyed it. The only negatives were that a portion was closed and that it was very wet/muddy most of the way.

7 months ago

As shown, very steep first quarter mile but much easier after that. Follow blue blazes for main trail. Great short hike 1.5 miles to very scenic clearing atop Morgan Hill with great views of the valley and Labrador Pond. Trailhead across the pond from the parking area. Trail very muddy in spots so boots are a must.

7 months ago

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8 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

Did a 13 mile loop around Morgan Hill and camped overnight. Alot of elevation gain and several descents. Several excellent views along the way!

9 months ago

Friday, June 17, 2016

very steep off the start but the view is worth it once you get to the top.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

camping
Saturday, August 01, 2015

I love this trail. Beautiful views and good hiking.

hiking
Saturday, May 02, 2015