Shindagin Hollow State Forest For Mountain Biking

The 21st most popular mountain bike trail in New York.

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Near Ithaca, the Shindagin Hollow State Forest has 6 miles of trails open to hiking.

To reach mountain biking at the trailhead, take SR79 past Brooktondale. Turn right on West Creek Road and go into Caroline. Turn left on South Road, which comes in at a funny oblique angle. The Shindagin entrance we use is at Gulf Creek road (right turn off of South); it goes by a farm and then connects with some old logging roads in the forest.

Overall, Shindagin Hollow State Forest is the 21st most popular mountain bike trail of all 48 mountain biking rides in New York. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Shindagin Hollow State Forest including Interloken Trail, Hammond Hill State Forest, Sugar Hill State Forest and Jenksville State Forest Multiple Use Trail System.


Local Contact(s):  DEC (607) 753-3095; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Eastern New York" from Michael Margulis

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  42.3234, -76.323

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  12895


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