A great loop that gives you the tour of the best that Danby State Forest has to offer.
Need to Know
After rains the trail can be very wet and muddy. The deepest creek crossing can be about mid-calf and some of the mud ankle deep. There are a few wooden platforms over the most swampy areas, but otherwise you just have to dive in and accept you're feet are getting soaked and your legs are getting covered in mud. Some of the slipperiest, muddiest sections are also on steep grades. Be careful.
This is the commonly traveled trail through Danby State Forest. It contains some nice climbs and some spots for crazy descents.
The trail is relatively easy to follow (look for the orange blazes). Just keep an eye open to not wander off to the Finger Lakes Trail. You'll find hikers, runners, and dog walkers most times of year, so stay alert. There is roadside parking for 3+ cars right by the indicated trail start.