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Hiking and Multi-Use Herkimer County Trails.

Some trails may be designed for multi-use, which means during the summer, they could be a combination of hiking or bicycling. Please be sure to check before you start out biking to be sure it is allowed on that particular trail.

Keegans Trail to Ledge Mountain Overlook


This trail was bushwhacked and built by Keegan Roberts as an Eagle Scout project. The trailhead is found at 0.7 mile south from the intersection of Route 8 and Gray-Wilmert Road or 16.2 miles north of the intersection of Route 28 and Route 8 in Poland.


There is a parking area on the shoulder of the road. A small parking area at 0.3 mile from Route 8 will hold perhaps 4 vehicles. The dirt road is tight and is subject to erosion. Drive carefully to avoid “bottoming-out.” The trailhead is at the north end of the parking area on the left side.



Distance is 1.5 miles.



The trail has yellow trail markers, and is not well worn. Therefore, attention should be paid to the next trail marker in view. Initially the trail drops through a gully and then climbs a ridge bearing left. It then bends around a pile of rocks at 0.4 mile. Another 100 yards in, the trail passes a large boulder. At 0.5 mile, the trail heads behind the ridge.


At the end, there is a short drop to the overlook. Use caution at the edge as there is a steep drop off.









Herkimer County Trails

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