Discover Kip Trail

An easy forest trek with views of the Little River
2.20 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


The Kip trail is suitable for year-round use, snowshoes or skis would be fine for winter use. The trail is only occasionally marked, but is easily followed. The trail alternates between different stands of evergreens and low-land hardwoods. The trail loosely follows Little River. There are plenty of nice views, and also a boardwalk that extends into a wetland. The trail ends at the SLU Wachtmeister Field House on county route 27. Parking is found there and the trail can be done from that direction as well.

A second lesser-traveled trail is found on the right (north) 0.1-miles from the beginning trailhead. This trail leads past a lean-to and rejoins the main trail 0.8-miles later.

Other Information

Trail guidelines:

  • All trails are multi-use trails: walking, running, biking, skiing and snowshoeing
  • No motorized vehicles allowed
  • Please pack out all trash
  • Be courteous and helpful to fellow trail users
  • Please stay on marked trails
  • Avoid seasonal wet areas on trails
  • All trails are two way - use caution and stay to the right
  • Avoid walking, biking or snowshoeing in the ski track
  • Keep your dog on leash or under voice control 
  • Please clean up after your pet 

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

St Lawrence University

St Lawrence University
Phone: 315-229-5601
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Trail Tips

Pro Tips for Pets
Keep your pets under control at all times, to protect both them and wild animals, fragile environments, and the enjoyment of other visitors.
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Trailhead Information

From NY-68 in Canton, NY, turn southwest onto the Pike Rd. Continue 0.3 miles, the trailhead is on the right (west) side of the road. Parking is a roadside pull-off.

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March 13, 2022
Great flat trail. Great for summer use and Perfect for a quick ski. Nice leanto by the water with downed wood you can pick up on your way to the leanto. Parking by the power station has the most room.

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