Shindagin Hollow State Forest
Shindagin Hollow State Forest covers 5,266 acres of land in the town of Caroline in southern Tompkins County. Its large size and good access from public roads make this a great forest to enjoy activities such as mountain biking, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, nature viewing, and camping.
The trails are designated as “primary use mountain biking”, so you will find bike-specific features on these rolling, rooty trails. The Shindagin Hollow volunteer stewards are affiliated with Cycle-CNY, building and maintaining this twenty mile trail network. This volunteer stewardship agreement with the NYS DEC has been strong since 2005.
The Yellow and Red trails on the west side dry out much faster than the more challenging Blue and Green trails on the east side. Volunteers have been doing a great job of grooming the west side trails here in the winter months.
E-bikes are not allowed on any Region 7 NYS forest multi-use trails.