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      Shindagin Hollow State Forest covers 5,266 acres of land in the town of Caroline in southern Tompkins County. Its large size and good access from public roads make this a great forest to enjoy activities such as mountain biking, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, nature viewing, and camping.

      The trails are designated as “primary use mountain biking”, so you will find bike-specific features on these rolling, rooty trails. The Shindagin Hollow volunteer stewards are affiliated with Cycle-CNY, building and maintaining this twenty mile trail network. This volunteer stewardship agreement with the NYS DEC has been strong since 2005.

      The Yellow and Red trails on the west side dry out much faster than the more challenging Blue and Green trails on the east side. The Red and Yellow trails are typically groomed for fat bikes in the winter.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: State Forest
      Land Manager: New York DEC
      Parking - Braley Hill Road google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Main parking lot on Braley Hill Road.
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      Region Details
      • 1
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      • 19
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 22, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      29
      Trails Mountain Bike
      30
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      31
      Trails Trail Running
      30
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      12,964 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,043 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,012 ft
      Reports
      361
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      5,733

      Photos of Shindagin Hollow State Forest Mountain Bike

      52 |
      Dec 16, 2022 @ 10:29am
      Dec 16, 2022
      trail: Skullwinder
      175 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:17am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Skullwinder
      181 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:16am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Paperboy
      219 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:12am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: B2 Dizzy D
      158 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:08am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: B1
      251 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:06am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Rim
      186 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:01am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Rim
      223 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:00am
      Nov 14, 2020

      Videos of Shindagin Hollow State Forest Mountain Bike

      A Big Day Of Riding At Shindagin Hollow State...

      9:43 | 39 | Oct 7, 2023
      Paperboy (July 2020)
      trail: Paperboy
      1:21 | 590 | Aug 10, 2020 , Ithaca
      20200609 Shindagin Y1 Descent
      trail: Y1
      2:47 | 575 | Jun 14, 2020 , Ithaca
      Mountain Biking Shindagin Hollow | 'Fluffy...

      2:58 | 739 | Aug 28, 2018
      Mountain Biking Shindagin Hollow | Upstate NY

      2:00 | 502 | Aug 28, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      G3 Stiletto
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 6:09am
      Nov 22, 2023
      VariableCAMTB607
      Mullet G2
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 6:09am
      Nov 22, 2023
      VariableRunning great even when wet. Steep grade...CAMTB607
      Twister
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 6:09am
      Nov 22, 2023
      WetSo much standing water. Try to avoid if...CAMTB607
      Bitch Ditch B7
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 6:09am
      Nov 22, 2023
      Prevalent MudCAMTB607
      Paperboy
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 6:09am
      Nov 22, 2023
      VariableGreat in steep graded areas, but flat...CAMTB607
      Y1
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 6:09am
      Nov 22, 2023
      Prevalent MudA few trees down across the trail. Tried...CAMTB607
      Y4
      Sep 5, 2023 @ 8:56am
      Sep 5, 2023
      IdealTrails are riding wellRogersgs
      Skullwinder
      Sep 5, 2023 @ 8:56am
      Sep 5, 2023
      IdealTrails are riding wellRogersgs
      Y7
      Sep 5, 2023 @ 8:56am
      Sep 5, 2023
      IdealTrails are riding wellRogersgs
      B1
      Jul 8, 2023 @ 8:31am
      Jul 8, 2023
      DryLarge tree down across trail, blocking trailgiddyup4247

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

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      metalskoolupdateregionactivity #49190934
      Feb 15, 2024 @ 10:36am
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      CAMTB607addreportactivity #46624738 and 5 more
      Nov 24, 2023 @ 8:25am
      Nov 24, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      Gmckinley41trailGhost TrailAvoid.
      Sep 30, 2023 @ 11:47am
      Sep 30, 2023
      MillarjsreportB1Resolved jul 9
      Jul 10, 2023 @ 4:01am
      Jul 10, 2023
      etasbertrailGhost TrailWorst trail ever! Starts out fine, half mile...
      May 9, 2022 @ 1:11pm
      May 9, 2022
      JLcolesreportGlove trail R6Mi
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 10:42am
      Mar 14, 2022
      rnunninktrailMullet G2Trails name is Mullet
      Mar 16, 2021 @ 10:29am
      Mar 16, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3023 miles11,535 ft12 miles840 ft
      #1,054#5611336185,108
      Horse12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      681
      Hike3130 miles12,963 ft16 miles1,043 ft
      #768#483361363
      Trail Running3029 miles12,625 ft15 miles1,043 ft
      #790#48936128
      Snowmobile12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      #72
      Snowshoe12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      #7482623
      Backcountry Ski12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      Nordic Ski12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      #701261
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