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Erwin Hollow Trail

1.7 Miles
Moderate
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Trail added on:
September 09, 2019
Updated on:
September 09, 2019

Camping Allowed

Dogs (leashed)

Biking

The Erwin Hollow Trail at Erwin Hollow State Forest in Erwin, New York is a moderate 1.7-mile out-and-back trail that leads up to the top of nearby hills in the western side of the state forest.

This trail is technically unnamed, but is drawn out on the Erwin Hollow State Forest's trail map in the park link provided. The trailhead is easily found with a yellow gate and a red stop sign at the entrance, blocking motorized vehicles.

The trail immediately heads uphill alongside a steep ravine that sits between the trail and Erwin Hollow Road. Eventually the trail will flatten out for a short while before continuing to climb uphill. As the trail reaches the western border of the park, hikers will not be very far from a steep hillside with potential views of the surrounding hills during the winter months, when no leaves are on the trees. I mention a potential view because there was no clear indication whether or not that was feasible.

Eventually the trail will leave the state park property, but we did not reach the terminating point on this hike. According to the topo map, it looks like the trail may continue to the top of a neighboring hill; however, there was no indication whether or not there was a clearing or view nearby - gut feeling says it's unlikely.

Turning around and hiking back to parking is easy, but can be a bit difficult on the knees as you make our way back downhill.

Blaze Color
Hikers should be aware that the 'blue' blaze color listed here is actually turquoise out on the trail.

Parking
Hikers can park across the street from the trailhead along Erwin Hollow Road, at the coordinates provided, in a small turnout area.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Permitted
Horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, primitive/dispersed camping, mountain biking.

Biking
Mountain biking is allowed on this trail.

Camping
While there are no designated campsites along this trail, backpackers are allowed to camp in Erwin Hollow State Forest. Please follow the rules about primitive/dispersed camping on their main website.


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Surface Type

Dirt

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

Blue

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392 '

Total Change
405 '

Ascent
405 '

Descent
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