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Tinker Falls Upper Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Starts easy, but if you take the full loop, you get a lot of challenges.


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8.5

Miles

13.6

KM

87%

Runnable

1,945' 593 m

High

1,260' 384 m

Low

1,500' 457 m

Up

1,502' 458 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Views · Waterfall

Overview

This loop uses parts of North County Trail, Tinker Falls Trail, Finger Lakes Trail, Shackham Road, and Onondaga County Trail to make a loop around the hill that the Hang Glider Launch site is located.

Need to Know

The small trailhead across the road from Tinker Falls Trail can get full quickly, There are other places to pull off near by. If you want to start near the road, there are pull off there too. Do not park on the road.

Runner Notes

Roots and trees across the trail when you get off the wide easy trail.

Description

The first part, by lower Tinker Falls Trail is very easy, wide, and flat. Then we went up to the view The Hang Glider Launch Trail. It's very steep on most of that section and well worth the workout. The views are amazing at the top. Then if you take the blue marked trail from the launch, you get a single wide trail with a lot of variety in the run.

It was dry when we went, but if it has rained or spring, wear waterproof shoes or boots, you do have cross some creeks. The inclines can be very challenging.
At the end of the trail, you are at the top of the waterfalls. If the falls are running, you'll get wet—otherwise its a fairly dry crossing.

The only down side is the part on the road. That part hurt my feet and knees worse than the trails in the forest.

Flora & Fauna

Chipmunks, birds, squirrels,

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Mari Bittersweet

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Photos

Labrador Pond from overlook.
Aug 28, 2018 near McGraw, NY
After a light summer rain, water dribbles over Tinker Falls in Truxton, NY.
Oct 5, 2017 near McGraw, NY

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