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Morgan Hill State Forest

Saturday 07/15/2023 8:00 am

8 AM is carpool meetup time. 9 AM is trailhead meetup time.

Hike rating:

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

Event/Trailhead location:

Morgan Hill State Forest parking area on Shackham 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:


Brief Hike Description

This is an eight mile out-and-back hike in Morgan Hill State Forest, in rural Onondaga County.

Carpool Meetup Time: 8:00 am. Trailhead Meetup Time: 9:00 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.

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.

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.


Detailed Hike Description

This is an out-and-back hike which starts and ends on Shackham Road in the Town of Fabius. We will hike a part of the Finger Lakes Trail/North Country Trail system. The hike route features quiet forest with some older trees. The “up” from the road is steep in parts and can be rigorous. 

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