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Owasco Flats Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Moravia, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 19 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Danielle O'Shea
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Easy access right off 38. Parking off the road available. Path follows along the inlet for some of it. You definitely want sneakers or boots. Follow it right up to Owasco lake. Very quiet. Saw remnants of small fires from previous nights perhaps, but didn't actually see anyone. Easy and enjoyable hike. A great place to explore. The kayaking is amazing as well.

Brad Pompeo
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Charleen R.
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddy

Fantastic adventure. Lots of mud and small run offs to explore. We found lots of snakes and salamanders along the trail that follows 38. Lots and lots of mud along the inlet. Strongly suggest high waterproof boots or hiking sandals for this trail right now. There's a boat launch at the fire lane trail head. Can't wait to go back with the kayaks and explore the inlet. Trail is highly recommended by our 8 year old.

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HikingMuddy

easy easy. beautiful swampy. kids loved it. walk right to the shore of the lake. easy

Paige Fletcher
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Nature tripsBugsMuddy

This is not an "easy" hike if you don't want to climb over fallen trees, get dirty, or actually try to look for the trail. Owasco Flats is amazing for a day of adventure and seeing awesome animals. There's 2 starting points, one right off 38 and then if you head north from that trailhead on 38, you will see a road called "Fire Lane 1" on your right. There are homes and a restaurant called Drifters. Keep going past that restaurant and you will come to a dead end and trailhead right on Owasco lake. There's a loop trail, swamp, Owasco lake, rivers, woods. I see beavers here ALL THE TIME and it's so much fun. Great for fishing. Wear tall rubber waterproof boots and tick/mosquito repellent. Ticks are bad here, as with many places right now. Bring food make a whole day of exploring the various areas.

Bradley Benjamin
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WalkingBlowdownMuddy

Very muddy this time of the year and there are standing puddles on the trail. bring water proof boots in the spring.

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Joan Dolinak
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HikingOver grown

Trail entrance is directly behind the sign on 38. There were signs up warning of poison ivy. The trail I found was good initially, but only appeared to go one direction, instead of the two that appear on the map. It narrowed significantly and appears not well traveled at all. Dog found the swamp water irresistible and jumped from a small bridge into it. Also chased while leashed after many small unseen critters near the path. Dog would rank it much higher than I would. Area is very pretty and has a lot of promise, but I just didn’t feel comfortable on the hike.

Shannon S.
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Very muddy. Trees down on parts of trail from storms a few weeks ago. Easy and flat. Kids enjoyed the hike. Not marked very well.

Frank Yarbrough
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Bradley Dirks
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Crystal Lovejoy
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Brian Koehler
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Alison Slater
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Wendy Kuceyeski
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Christy Reed
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Big Dream Walker
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