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“This course hits all the wooded, mostly singletrack, trails in the Young Conservation area with little overlap.”
— Robert Walker
There is bow-hunting allowed during the season. Check posting on the website and parking lot before you run.
Not-too-tough run that takes you on a nice, steady climb to the top of a ridge and back down. Several, sometimes, dry creek crossings and LaBarque creek that's always full.
Features: Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek
Need to Know
Few creek crossings that shouldn't cause concern unless you're running during a gully washer.
Start off by hitting the trail at the end of the gravel parking lot. Stay straight until a house that forces you to take a right a go across concrete bridge. Go up the hill and take a slight right to get on the main Taconic Loop trail. Take the next right to get on the >1mile Taconic Loop. When the loop comes back to the main trail, take a right and take the LaBarque Hills Trail
loop clockwise. The first half is flat of a half mile or so then starts a steady climb to the top. The second half is a dip, then rise, then two nice downhills until a rolling finish. Several creek crossings here and some nice rock/creek features near the bottom of the loop. Finish by staying straight on the main trail. After crossing the concrete bridge and making the turn back to the lot, go left at the junction and take the bottom trail the goes along LaBarque Creek. Take the first right back to the parking lot.
Flora & Fauna
Lots of Cedar trees.