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Danby State Forest

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Favorite Much of the hike occurs in the woods, surrounded by various types of evergreen and deciduous trees. As the elevation and directions change, so does the ecosystem.
Intermediate/Difficult

Abbot Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km 1,552' Up 472.97 m Up 1,563' Down 476.38 m Down

East It…, NY

Danby State Forest Running

  • 56 Miles 91 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Danby State Forest - 3

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6.7 mi 10.8 km #1Abbot Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
25.7 mi 41.3 km #2Finger Lakes Trail: Segment 18
Intermediate
Dryden, NY
Intermediate
Dryden, NY
15.8 mi 25.4 km #3Finger Lakes Trail - Segment 17
Intermediate
East Ithaca, NY
Intermediate
East Ithaca, NY

Photos of Danby State Forest - 7

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Much of the hike occurs in the woods, surrounded by various types of evergreen and deciduous trees. As the elevation and directions change, so does the ecosystem.
May 15, 2019 near South Hill, NY
Wooden bridge over swampy bit of trail.
May 15, 2019 near East It…, NY
Descending the trail in an evergreen section of forest. Wonder what it will look like in winter.
May 15, 2019 near South Hill, NY
Yet another picturesque creek to cross. This one was a bit more dramatic as it occurred at the bottom of a draw. The types of trees on either side are different.
May 15, 2019 near South Hill, NY
As you can see, that bridge is doing a lot of good :-P  You do have to cross here, bridge or no bridge, so get ready to get wet!
May 15, 2019 near South Hill, NY
Summer greenery along the trail.
Feb 4, 2016 near South Hill, NY
The overlook. Looking west toward Newfield Ny
Jan 5, 2020 near South Hill, NY