Shindagin Hollow State Forest

Total distance: 26.6 miles

Difficulty level(s): moderate

Shindagin Hollow State Forest is a well known place for mountain bicycling. Twenty miles of mountain bike trails are maintained through a DEC Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with Cycle-CNY, an International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) affiliated club. The Finger Lakes Hiking Trail (FLT) also crosses the forest providing a well marked hiking trail in a forest setting. About 5.7 miles of the FLT is on Shindagin Hollow State Forest and is maintained through an Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with the Cayuga Trails Club and the Finger Lakes Trails Conference. Four miles of snowmobile trail cross the forest and are maintained by the Candor Valley Rider Snowmobile Club through a Volunteer Stewardship Agreement. Horseback riding is prohibted on this forest. Also consider using the State Lands Interactive Mapper available on the DEC website at to view the current recreational opportunities on State Forests.

Portions of this trail system are also included in the Finger Lakes Trail system.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.344887
Longitude: -76.350086

Parking Locations

Multiple parking options may be specific to certain trails within this site.

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Mountain Biking
  • Good for Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: white blaze, snowmobile trail markers, none, yellow trail markers, red trail markers, blue trail markers

This trail contains a loop.

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

This trail is open year round.

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