Chateaugay State Forest

Info: 4,014 acres on the edge of the Tug Hill Plateau, multiple trails and sections, primitive camping.  Many trail markers.  A couple streams, nice bridges and old stone fences can be seen along this trail.

Webmaster note as of 5/27/19 Some of the trail loop south of the Jackson Road still has a lot of trail markers but doesn’t seem to have been maintained, and is flooded in places.

Directions (from DEC website):

  • Recommend parking at New Scriba Drive Parking (43.600927°N, 75.964914°W) Google Maps  Possible address to enter if needed; 100-104 New Scriba Dr, Lacona, NY 1308
  • Beecherville Road and County Route 2 Parking – if you park at this location, on the corner, you need to walk up the gravel road a short distance to find the trail (43.574219°N, 75.961576°W) Google Maps

 

Trail Map:

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Chateaugay State Forest

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Chateaugay State Forest New Scriba Road Parking: 43.601123, -75.964429
Chateaugay State Forest County Route 2/Beecherville Road/Jackson Road corner parking: 43.574204, -75.961490
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Chateaugay State Forest New Scriba Road Parking
Lacona New York, United States of America
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Chateaugay State Forest County Route 2/Beecherville Road/Jackson Road corner parking
Chateaugay State Forest County Route 2/Beecherville Road/Jackson Road corner parking

Trail Distance: Multiple distances depending on trail.  See DEC trail page for distances – some trails are not marked with their numbers though.

Date/Time Open: All year round.

Mountain Biking Allowed: Yes. 

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes.

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing: Yes.

Fishing:Yes.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

More Info: DEC website.

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