Taylor Valley State Forest to Cuyler Hill State Forest via North Country Trail

HARD 1 reviews

Taylor Valley State Forest to Cuyler Hill State Forest via North Country Trail is a 14 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Taylor, New York that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
14.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3028 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

muddy

over grown

This is a portion of the North Country Trail / Finger Lakes Trail. This section is very quiet, and the number of hills crossed makes it a good training route for other difficult trails. It is also a convenient way to complete this segment of the NCT/FLT since the northernmost point is part of a figure 8 loop in Cuyler Hill State Forest. This trail should be avoided during hunting season.

hiking
3 months ago

Not much to commend this trail aside from solitude, length, and elevation change, but there is plenty of all three to be had. Something different to do on a nice day when you know even the Morgan Hill trails are going to be swamped.