Allegany State Park Trails

Trail Conditions

Snowmobile Trail Conditions
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:15pm
Closed

As of Wednesday, February 3, 2016, all snowmobile trails within Cattaraugus County are CLOSED

At this point, we have no snow, and the 7 day forecast doesn't look very promising.  But weathermen are occasionally wrong, so please check back for updates!

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Thunder Rocks at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park has many beautiful trails that you can hike, bike, cross-country ski, rollerblade, ride horseback, mountain bike, snowmobile and more. Most of the trails are used throughout the entire year such as the groomed snowmobile trails that double as horseback riding trails in the summer.

Allegany State Park offers 18 hiking trails, 3 of which have been developed as self-guided nature trails. Or bike along the 5.6 miles of paved trails which includes 3.1 miles around Red House Lake. There are over 35+ miles of trails at the Art Roscoe Recreation Area alone.

One of the most spectacular places to see Autumn at its best is Allegany State Park.

Rentals are available at the Summit Mountain Shop.

Points of Interest at Allegany State Park

Want to know where most things are in the park? Please be sure to download the Allegany State Park Map and if you have a GPS device you can download points of interest for your GPS device.

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The Allegany State Park Trails is great for the following activities:

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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