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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.

      E-bikes are not allowed on any Region 7 NYS forest multi-use trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: State Forest
      Land Manager: New York DEC
      Brailey Hill Road Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Main parking lot on Braley Hill Road.
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      Region Details
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      • 4
      • 19
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 30, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      29
      Trails Mountain Bike
      33
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      33
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      16,668 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,043 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,012 ft
      Reports
      301
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      4,853

      Photos of Shindagin Hollow State Forest Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Dec 16, 2022 @ 10:29am
      Dec 16, 2022
      trail: Skullwinder
      124 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:17am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Skullwinder
      130 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:16am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Paperboy
      152 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:12am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: B2 Dizzy D
      110 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:08am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: B1
      171 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:06am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Rim
      130 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:01am
      Nov 14, 2020
      trail: Rim
      157 |
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:00am
      Nov 14, 2020

      Videos of Shindagin Hollow State Forest Mountain Bike

      Paperboy (July 2020)
      trail: Paperboy
      1:21 | 432 | Aug 10, 2020 , Ithaca
      20200609 Shindagin Y1 Descent
      trail: Y1
      2:47 | 363 | Jun 14, 2020 , Ithaca
      Mountain Biking Shindagin Hollow | 'Fluffy...

      2:58 | 629 | Aug 28, 2018
      Mountain Biking Shindagin Hollow | Upstate NY

      2:00 | 431 | Aug 28, 2018

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      user #1922055Bhazell26wishlistregionShindagin Hollow State Forest
      Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:03pm
      Jan 29, 2023
      user #3255774cslinkwishlistregionShindagin Hollow State Forest
      Dec 21, 2022 @ 3:48am
      Dec 21, 2022
      user #3255774cslinkwishlistrouteShindagin Hollow Outer Loop
      Dec 20, 2022 @ 9:50am
      Dec 20, 2022
      user #1201454607trailsaddphoto in My City
      Dec 16, 2022 @ 10:29am
      Dec 16, 2022
      user #1201454607trailsdifficultyvotetrailG2
      Dec 16, 2022 @ 10:09am
      Dec 16, 2022

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      user #2419120etasbertrailGhost TrailWorst trail ever! Starts out fine, half mile...
      May 9, 2022 @ 1:11pm
      May 9, 2022
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      Mar 14, 2022 @ 10:42am
      Mar 14, 2022
      user #974123rnunninktrailMullet G2Trails name is Mullet
      Mar 16, 2021 @ 10:29am
      Mar 16, 2021
      user #1681821rlove1873reportMullet G26 in 5x on 68
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 6:42am
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      user #1670976jmcapra2018trailGreenBlue 4 is the lower "IMBA" route. This is...
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 5:16pm
      Aug 10, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3323 miles15,240 ft12 miles840 ft
      #986#5241430184,297
      Horse12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      671
      Hike3328 miles16,329 ft15 miles1,043 ft
      #722#450301341
      Trail Running3228 miles16,329 ft15 miles1,043 ft
      #742#45730126
      Snowmobile12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      #72
      Snowshoe12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      #71423
      Backcountry Ski12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      Nordic Ski12 miles259 ft2 miles253 ft
      #7551
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      • shindagin hollow state forest activity log | embed map of Shindagin Hollow State Forest mountain bike trails | shindagin hollow state forest mountain biking points of interest

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