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Kennedy State Forest

Finger Lakes Trail System

Dabes Diversion


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Depending on how far you want to hike, utilizing the Dabes Diversion Trail, Kuzia Cutoff Trail, Virgil Mountain Trail and the Finger Lakes Trail / North Country Trail as well as seasonal dirt roads, you can create the loop hike that best suites your taste within Kennedy State Forest.  The state forest is located just south of Virgil, NY and features the highest point in Cortland County on Virgil Mountain at 2132 feet.

The Dabes Diversion Trail, Kuzia Cut Off Trail and Virgil Mountain Trail are all part of the 900+ mile Finger Lakes Trail System.  This hiking trail system runs from Allegany State Park to the Catskills. 

Dabes Diversion Trail in Kennedy State Forest

The loop hikes below feature the Dabes Diversion Trail.  By utilizing this trail, you can create numerous loop hikes.  These loop hikes are some of the most popular hikes and are featured in the book Take A Hike - Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region.  You can create loop hikes of up to nine miles in length.  We have listed the three most popular that include the Dabes Diversion Trail below.

Dabes-Kuzia Loop Dabes Diversion Loop Kennedy State Forest Figure 8 Loop

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