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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.

McCauley Mountain Trail


From State Route 28 in Old Forge turn right onto Gilbert Street next to the Town of Webb School.


Turn left onto Park Avenue and continue a short distance to a parking area located on the right side of the street. The trailhead is adjacent to the parking area and has a wooden map depicting the trail.



Total distance is 7.4 miles.



Most hikers start at the wooden map trailhead, although there is also another trail that begins on the other side of the open hillside meadow that used to be the Maple Ridge Ski area. The trail is marked with blue diamonds with the letters MC inside. There are a few side loops that return to the main trail.


These side trails also have blue diamond markers but have the letter A inside the diamond. Hikers should be aware that the hillside is combed also with mountain biking trails, so remain alert and stay on the blue diamond trails. The trail proceeds through woods, meadows and a bog near Gray Lake. Along the course of the trail old ski tow equipment and the abandoned ski jump are points of interest. Hikers can choose to do all or part of the trail.









Herkimer County Trails

This site guide is an introduction to the trails of one of the most scenic areas in New York State, Herkimer County.


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