Camillus Forest Unique Area

September 20th, 2009
Camillus Forest Unique Area

Camillus Forest Unique Area

Name: Camillus Forest Unique Area
Fee: Free / Pets: Yes (with leash)

GPS: N43 04.193 W76 16.645
New Parking Area

Trail: Large Loop Trail
Length: 2.8 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail Maps:
Camillus Forest Unique Area Map (CNY Hiking)
Camillus Forest UA Trail Map

Additional Links:
CNY Hiking.Com Trail Review
Syracuse University Watershed Area
YouTube – Camillus Forest Video

This 355 acre area features a 40 acre forest with multiple use trails and offers some very scenic views at points.  It provides gentle inclines, forest areas and roaming fields.

Visits:
09-19-2009 (Advgirl & Chinook) – This was our first visit to the area.  The new DEC parking area was easily found and offered ample parking.  From the parking area, the trail starts off through the fields and leads to the former parking lot.  There are several “trails” through the fields shooting off in different directions and some of the main trail heads can be confusing.  Once into the forest, the trails are easily followed.  There are some scenic views from higher sections of the trail, but my favorite section of the hike was through the former orchards.  We counted up to eight different geocaches located on or near this trail.  We did see some mountain bikers — God bless them.  It’s a lot of uphill peddling.

Camillus Forest UA - Trail Entry

Camillus Forest UA - Trail Entry

Camillus Forest UA - Orchard Area

Camillus Forest UA - Orchard Area

Camillus Forest UA - Trail View

Camillus Forest UA - Trail View

Camillus Forest UA - Trail View

Camillus Forest UA - Trail View

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