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Shindagin State Forest
This hike utilizes 1.2 miles of the North Country Trail and 2.0 miles of roads to create a 3.2 mile loop. This hike will also take you past Shindagin Lean-To and some small waterfalls. The Finger Lakes Trail coincides with the North Country Trail.
Directions: From Ithaca, NY 79 EAST to Caroline. Take a right on Level Green Rd, right on Yaple Road, right on Old 76 Road. In Caroline Center, turn left on South Road. Then a right on Gulf Creek Rd. Follow Gulf Creek Rd down the hill and turn left (straight) on Shindagin Hollow Rd. Park your car here (on the side of the road).
Mile Elevation Description 0.0 1213 ft
Park on the corner of Gulf Creek Rd & Shindagin Hollow Rd. Follow Shindagin Hollow Rd south for 0.05 mile.
0.05 1199 ft
Turn left and follow the white blazed North Country Trail over a footbridge.
0.5 1368 ft
Shindagin Lean-To & waterfalls
1.2 1721 ft
Turn left on the paved South Rd.
1.6 1624 ft
Turn left on Gulf Creek Rd
2.2 1555 ft
Gulf Creek Rd takes a sharp left turn. Entering Shindagin State Forest
3.2 1213 ft
Reach Shindagin Hollow Rd and your vehicle to end this loop hike.
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