Rush Oak Openings Unique Area Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Rush Oak Openings Unique Area Trail is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Rush, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

Rush Oak Openings is the only known intact oak opening remaining in New York State. Oak openings were very common in the Midwest prior to European settlement. Today, Rush Oak Openings is the easternmost remaining oak opening.

3 months ago

Nice area. Short flat trail, but it's pretty scenic. Parking lot is easy to miss. It's a gravel side road.

camping
Sunday, October 18, 2015

We hiked the trail on an unseasonably warm October day. It appears as if the trail is maintained by cutting the grass with a tractor- the initial entry off Five Pts Rd was a little choppy like hiking through a field. One you get into the woods, it is pretty. An easy hike, but It would be nice to have trail markers for the loops. Like to try this during the winter for x-c skiing / snowshoeing