Urbana State Forest Trails

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Urbana State Forest Trails is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hammondsport, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 606 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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3 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail. A nice uphill to start things off followed by a mostly-flat, circular trail around the bogs. There was even a small (2 car?), marked parking area east of the trail.

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6 months ago

If you understand that the area is a bog you can better prepare for it. Bring bug spray and a mosquito head net. Once again...it is a bog so expect lots of standing water. The north and south access points are really cool and the finger lakes trail website has a really cool story about it. So do some research and have some fun

This is a well-marked, well-maintained trail, part of the Finger Lakes Trail system, & is lovely singletrack over a few streams & pools, but easy to navigate. Entrance is at a red wooden bridge on the roadside, with several signs including a green street sign that says “CEMETERY.” There’s also a small parking area marked “FLT PARKING” about 100 yards down the road, where the FLT continues on the other side. After crossing the bridge, you’ll come to a small cemetery, then the trail continues up the hill. It’s marked with orange paint on both sides throughout so it’s easy to follow. Very steep for the first mile, but the loop is fairly flat. Once you get to the loop, there’s a kiosk with guide books, a map, & a sign in sheet (Please sign in so they can keep track of how many people are using the trail.) You can follow the orange-marked trail for about 2 miles, where there’s another kiosk, & a blue-marked trail that loops back to the first kiosk. Note that the orange FLT doesn’t exactly follow the AllTrails trail. After the “hugging trees,” the FLT does a slightly longer dogleg before crossing Wixam Hill Rd (which is a rough fire road.)

Sun Nov 11 2018

Unable to even park to get into the trail! Found the red bridge...but you can’t just pull over and park on bean station Rd. When it’s snowy. Drove around backroads with no apparent parking lot in sight. So bummed.

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Sun Aug 26 2018

This trail is a nice hike! No overgrowth, a little muddy in some spots but you can walk around it easily, initial uphill but then it lelels out. The hugging tree is so serene and so beautiful. Excellent hike to bring your dog with you.

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Sun Aug 19 2018

Inaccessible due to complete overgrowth. Take a machete and bug spray!

Thu Aug 02 2018

Great hike! Nice trail but easy to miss the trail in the logging roads that are mixed in...

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Tue Jul 31 2018

Lovely moss covered trail with a bit of work at the beginning. Bring bug spray. Be sure to borrow the trail guide (and return it) it has thorough tree and plant identifications. Fav thing was the hugging tree

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Sat Jul 15 2017

This was a easy to find trail thanks to the AllTrails App. Some how we ended up hiking 6 miles on this well marked trail. Found blueberries and raspberries to forage on in certain areas. The mosquitoes were horribly annoying which made the walk somewhat unpleasant. The FLT registration boxes were a very nice feature and provided a map of where you are and what trail options to take.

Thu Sep 01 2016

Nice hiking trail. We did the loop in about 2 hours. Pretty scenery: woods, bogs and fields.

Sun Apr 13 2014

Started at the bean station road entrance and headed south. Lots of turns to choose from...we didn't get lost but I don't think we did the whole loop. Easy hike, long but not very steep hill at beginning. Nice afternoon hike!

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Mon Aug 30 2010

Well maintained. Entry difficult to find. Look for small walking bridge on Bean Station Rd, near 42.47772, -77.24134. Long trail with branches, well-marked.

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