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Hiking in Madison County
Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area
Dead End Section
The 3605 acre Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area was acquired in 1937 via a 99 year lease from the Federal Resettlement Agency. In 1964 the lease was cancelled and full title was transferred to the State Conservation Department. The area is a very popular for hunting, however there are a few hiking trails that travel through the WMA including the North Country National Scenic Trail as well as the Link Trail (see map below). It's suggested that you don't hike in the WMA during big game hunting season.
This two mile section of the Link Trail comes to a dead end soon after leaving Tioughnioa WMA due to the loss of permission for the trail on a new land owner’s property. The loss of this 0.8 mile section of the Link Trail has created a gap in the trail as well as a 4.5 mile road walk.
You can still hike the dead end section up to the land owner’s property line for a four mile round trip hike. This section features the highest point on the Link Trail at 2080 feet as well as a nice footbridge over a ravine on private property. There is also a nice view from along the trail on private property. It is unfortunate that the trail is no longer continuous.
Guide to Hiking the Link Trail (2nd Edition - 2010) - $3.97
The Guide to Hiking the Link Trail is a 25 page guide book dedicated to all the information you need to hike the Link Trail in Madison County. However this guide book is "green" as you'll receive this guide book in pdf form in an e-mail not an actual book in regular mail. This means you can print the pages you want from the book. Print only what you need for your hike, not a whole book. No worries on the book getting wet, as you'll always have it on your computer when you get back from your hike.
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Link Trail in Tioughnioga WMA
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Cross Dugway Road. (parking). Trail heads toward bus turn around and pass yellow gate. START OF DEAD END SECTION
Highest point on Link Trail in Tioughnioga WMA.
Reach boundary of WMA. Enter PRIVATE LAND. Begin descent.
Picnic table, trail turns left. View.
Cross ravine on footbridge.
Trail suddenly ends at green mark on tree. Old trail veers left up hill. Loss of land owner's permission has trail ending at this point.
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