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Morgan Hill State Forest

Friday 10/06/2023 9:00 am

Note rescheduled date due to weather forecast

Hike rating:

Distance – 8 miles; Terrain – Moderate; Pace – Moderate; Overall rating – Moderate

Event/Trailhead location:

Spruce Pond parking area, Herlihy Hill Road, Town of Fabius (click for map).

Hike Leader:
Gary Mallow


Hike leader contact information will be sent in the email acknowledging that you have registered for this hike. 

Hike Details:


Carpool Meetup Time: 9:00 am. Trailhead Meetup Time: 10:00 am.

We will carpool or caravan from Eastern Mountain Sports, 722 South Meadow Street, Ithaca. Note there is a one hour drive to the trailhead from Ithaca.


Hike Description

This is an eight mile hike that takes us past Spruce Pond, up and around Fellows Hill, then over to the hang glider jump off point for a nice overview, and back to the cars. The location is Morgan Hill State Forest, in rural Onondaga County.

Wear sturdy hiking boots and insect repellant if you use it. Bring a snack or lunch as we will stop briefly at our turnaround point for lunch. 

This is tick season. Recommendations include: light colored long pants and shirt, gaiters, and a thorough inspection/shower after the hike to identify tics.

There are several trailheads on Shackham Road. We meet at the Spruce Pond trailhead on Herlihy Hill Road.

Contact the hike leader at the email above on any questions.

Check this space the morning of the hike for any changes or a cancellation.

Registration is closed!