The Pine Hills Trail System

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Pine Hill State Forest & South Valley State Forest has 24 miles of trails for equestrian use located near Onoville Marina.

Get the Pine Hills Trails Map

Trails:

Trails around Pineapple Junction & above the power line are natural woods soil with a minimum elevation change. Most trails below the power line are hilly with natural woods soil & occasional rocks.  Trails leading up to Rocky Top are natural woods soil & hilly, Rocky Top itself is rocky with a minimum elevation change.

Footing:

natural wood’s soil; shoes are recommended, due to some rocks.

Markings:

DEC trail disc markers are used on all trails in the system. There are wooden trail name signs & “you are here” letters that correspond to the trail map.  There is occasional pink ribbon used to guide you.

Camping:

Free camping is allowed at Pineapple Junction Trailhead on Carr Corners Rd. There are 8 level, graveled sites for camper trailers. There are high line poles & a fire ring.  There are also 4 camp sites at the Little Bone Trailhead off of Little Bone Rd. These are both carry-in carry-out sites & you need to bring all your own water. Please clean up your manure & hay & scatter it in the woods. If you plan to camp more than 72 hours, call the DEC Ranger for a free permit at (716) 699-6154.

Trailer Parking:

These areas have a day parking areas. Pineapple Junction Trailhead on Carr Corners Rd & Little Bone Trailhead on Little Bone Rd.

Directions:

Take I-86, exit 16; turn onto Main St. towards Randolph; take a right onto Larkin St. which is just over the first bridge on Main St. (Over Battle Creek); go to the end of that street and turn right onto Archer Hill Road; go to end of that road and then turn left onto Pine Hill Rd. At the top of the hill, Pine Hill Rd will take a sharp right and Pierce Run Rd will be to the left.  Take Pierce Run Rd to enter into Pine Hill State land.  Take the first left at Carr Corners Rd.; Pineapple Junction Parking area with a circular driveway is on left at the top of the hill.

New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation information on the forests

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Comments

New equestrian day parking

There is a new equestrian parking area and trail head on Little Bone Run Rd to access the Rocky Top Trail. There is no overnight camping allowed there.

campsites and trails

    Campsite was clean and beautiful ,  Good privacy from other campers for our group ,  Trails were easy to follow and well marked , Bees swarmed us on the South Trail , So I put a ribbon accross the trail so others wouldn't be stung . We will definately visit again ! 

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