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White Church Road to Shindagin Hollow

Saturday 05/04/2024 10:00 am

Hike rating:

Length - 5.97 miles

Pace - Moderate

Terrain - Difficult

Event/Trailhead location:

The Finger Lakes Trail crosses White Church Road at 861 White Church Road, Caroline (click here for map).  There is a small parking lot adjacent to the road.

Hike Leader:
Peter Houck


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

Hike Details:

Calling All Forest Adventurers! Conquer the Lollipop Loop in Shindagin Hollow!

Embark on a scenic lollipop hike through the heart of Shindagin Hollow State Forest!  This moderately challenging loop will have you traversing rolling hills, lush woodlands, and even a cheeky climb up Bald Mountain (don’t worry, the views are worth it!). ⛰️

Here’s the scoop:

We’ll kick things off on White Church Road, tackling a scenic uphill (steep) climb that leads us into the emerald embrace of Shindagin Forest.

Our path will weave across the legendary Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) before making a pit stop at the B3 for a chance to admire the forest’s beauty from a different angle. (No passport needed for this international forest crossing!)

After conquering Braley Hill Road (watch out for fellow explorers on wheels!), we’ll embark on the ascent to Bald Mountain.

To complete the lollipop, we’ll retrace our steps along the FLT, eventually descending back to White Church Road and our starting point.

But wait, there’s more! ⚠️

It’s tick season, folks! Gear up with light-colored, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Consider insect repellent and gaiters for an extra layer of defense. A post-hike tick inspection shower is highly recommended! ️‍

Dress for the ever-changing mountain weather. Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots are a must. Don’t forget to pack plenty of water and a delicious lunch to fuel your adventure!

Ready to conquer the Shindagin Hollow Lollipop Loop? Let’s get this forest party started!

Dogs allowed on leash.

Event Report

It was a beautiful 60 degrees and no rain. Five people showed up at the white church parking lot ready to conquer the mountain into the Shindigan forest. Starting at 10am we set out to climb the FTL making our way across to where the B3 cross the FLT. After taking a left onto B3 we followed that till we reached Braley Road crossing to join the trails via the Y8 as we looped back around on the R1 and R2 to join back with the FLT and walk back down the mountain.

The paths were dry and clean with lots of leaves we didn’t run into any rain.

Peter Houck

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