Heiberg Memorial Forest

August 11th, 2009
Heiberg - Parking Area Trail

Maple Ridge Road Lower Parking Area Trail

Name: Heiberg Memorial Forest
Fee: Free
Pets: Yes

GPS: N42 45.661 W76 04.956
(Maple Ridge Rd. Lower Parking Area)
GPS: N42 46.004 W76 04.737
(Maple Ridge Rd. / Yellow Trail Intersection)
GPS: N42 46.797 W76 05.002
(Truxton Road Parking Area)

Trail: Maple Ridge Lwr to Pond 1
Length: 1.50 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Maple Ridge Lwr to Cache GCGKE8
Length: 2.75 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Moderate
GPS: N42 45.792 W76 04.358 – Geocache – GCGKE8

Trail: Maple Ridge Lwr to Tully Truxton Road
Length: 2.50 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Truxton Hill Loop
Length: 3.75 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Moderate

Trail: Heiberg Nature Trail – Heiberg Forest – Nature Trail and Upper Trail Map
Length: 0.75 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N42 46.636 W76 05.150 – Trail Head & Parking

Trail: Heiberg Upper Trail – Heiberg Forest – Nature Trail and Upper Trail Map
Length: 1.25 miles (Round Trip to Truxton Rd. Parking Area) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N42 46.864 W76 05.166 – Trail Head

* It’s been indicated that there are over 20 miles of trails and to do date I have not come across a trail map of the entire area.

Visited:
> 08/11/2009 (Chinook)

This area is owned by the SUNY ESF.  However, they allow its use to the general public.  The 3,780 acre area on top of Tuxton Hill is full of trails for exploration.  From the information that I’ve gathered, this area was first settled in the early 1700′s for farmland but turned into a lumbering community around 1845 due to the acidic soil.  I found this ironic as there was a rather large farm directly across from the trail head.

The insects can be heavy at times so come prepared.  The trails often get muddy in low spots, so hiking boots are also recommended.

> 09/18/2009 (AdvGirl & Chinook) – On this beautiful late summer day, we returned to Heiberg to do two new trails — the Upper Trail and the Nature Trail.  The Upper Trail was all rough mowed grass.  Rough mowed in that there were several branches protruding up.  Still easily walked.  The view from the high points of this trail were very nice.

The Nature Trail was the best of the trails I’d hiked so far.  It offered a variety of interesting growth.  Throughout the trail are numbered markers and various posts pointing out a variety of trees.  One of the walking bridges was out at the trailhead, but was not a problem walking over to get back on the trail.  There was also a series of three geocaches along the trail.  A very nice hike for Chinook.  There was also a nice variety of mushrooms along the trail.

Heiberg Forest - Pond 1

Heiberg Forest - Pond 1

Heiberg Forest - Yellow Trail Segment

Heiberg Forest - Yellow Trail Segment

Heiberg Forest - Outlook View

Heiberg Forest - Outlook View

Heiberg Forest - Upper Trail

Heiberg Forest - Upper Trail

Heiberg Forest - Upper Trail

Heiberg Forest - Upper Trail

Heiberg Forest - Upper Trail

Heiberg Forest - Upper Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

Heiberg Forest - Nature Trail

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