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blueBlack Mt. Oneida NCT Loop

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9.3 mile 15.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,131' 345 m
Descent: -1,129' -344 m
High: 2,350' 716 m
Low: 1,617' 493 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tristan Smith

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An easy/moderate loop for a quick overnight trip.

Tristan Smith

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Commonly Backpacked

Overview

An excellent intermediate level, light backpacking trip; perfect for a weekend getaway or a first time packing overnight! The trail is well marked and the terrain is best described as "rolling." While the hike does not offer much in the way of epic view-scapes, the trail does bring you through several different micro-biomes due to light and water variation.

Description

Start off with a moderate incline up Mt. Oneida on North Country Trail: Allegany State Park, which plateaus out and offers a ridgeline hike along a small creek before descending into the creek bed. A reasonably well-maintained lean-to is offered a short while after the descent bottoms out.

The trail then climbs the ridge again after the lean-to and runs the ridge to the park road. Making a left on the park road, you follow the road for short distance before following signs to Trail #15. After exiting the road, you descend quickly back into the creek bed and hike along the remnants of a logging road in the creek bed until you reach the park road again. Making a left again, the parking area will be a short hike from the trail's exit point.

Flora & Fauna

Picturesque birch and maple forest on the descent from Mt. Oneida.

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