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Oakley Corners State Forest

Tuesday 07/09/2024 4:00 pm

Hike Postponed due to Heat Advisory

Hike rating:

Distance: 4 or 6 miles (your choice); Terrain: Easy; Pace: Moderate; Overall: Easy

Event/Trailhead location:

Park on the right shoulder of Hullsville Rd. facing North.  The link for “the click for map” is an official Google link which provides information about the forest and gets you approximately to the intersection (click for map).

Hike Leader:
Gary Mallow

Contact:

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 a loop hike rated easy in Oakley Corners State Forest. Two hikes are offered: a short hike of 4 miles and a longer hike of 6 miles.

Both hikes begin and end at the intersection of Dutchtown Road and Hullsville Road. Look for a DEC Forest kiosk.

There is an hour drive to Oakely Corners each way from Ithaca.

Dress for the weather, wear sturdy waterproof hiking boots, bring water and lunch. We will stop briefly for lunch.

Sunscreen and insect repellant, if you use it, recommended. Long pants and long sleeve shirt recommended to ward off tics.

If you will need assistance navigating to the trailhead, contact the hike leader at the email address above.

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

 

Detailed Hike Description

Oakley Corners is located in rural Tioga County near the town of Newark Valley. The hike includes a route that will take us through the southern end of the forest, which is has less elevation and takes us past two small ponds or lakes. Once we complete that loop, you may elect to end your hike at that point. For those who want more, we’ll continue on the north side of Dutchtown Road with another two miles of more challenging hiking and a bit more descent and ascent. The blue trails there offer some moderate challenge with a bit of elevation change.

 

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