Shindagin Hollow State Forest Cross Country Skiing

The 28th most popular XC Ski in New York.

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Near Ithaca, the Shindagin Hollow State Forest has 6 miles of cross country skiing trails.

To reach the cross-country skiing 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 28th most popular cross country ski area of all 61 Nordic ski destinations in New York. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Shindagin Hollow State Forest including Sugar Hill State Forest, Interloken Trail, Hammond Hill State Forest and Danby State Forest.


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

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  42.3234, -76.323

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  12899