6.2 miles
990 ft
-1,183 ft
1,708 ft
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Abbott Loop Details

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    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Danby State Forest
    Newfield Hamlet, New York
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    T1 Hiking
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    Both Directions
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  • Local Popularity
    50 in Hiking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
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The Abbott Loop was planned by Cliff and Doris Abbott and built by the Cayuga Trails Club. It is one of the most popular day hikes in our region offering a moderately challenging wilderness loop hike of 8.2 miles. Numerous shorter out and back hikes can also be planned. Starting at the southern crossing of the Abbott Loop and Michigan Hollow Road, cross the creek on the road and pick up the orange blazed Abbott Loop Trail on the right (eastern side) of Michigan Hollow Road, opposite the wide shoulder parking spot. Cross a rocky ravine and begin a steep ascent. The trail reaches Hill Road (south) after 0.9 miles from the start. Turn right on the road. The trail leaves the road on the left and crosses a creek (1.5 miles). The orange blazed trail ends after 2 miles at a junction with the white blazed main FLT. Turn left, cross an old beaver dam on puncheons and start uphill to Hill Road. Cross Hill Road (north) (2.2 miles). Cross a stream on a footbridge and reach Smiley Hill Road. Cross Road and another footbridge. Reach Michigan Hollow Road after 3.6 miles. This trail is NOT closed during hunting season however hunting is permitted in Danby State Forest. Stay on trail and wear blaze orange during hunting seasons.

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More Stats for Abbott Loop hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -195 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,467 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,273 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,156 ft
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