Southville State Forest offers more than three miles of pleasant hiking and multi-use trail through a mixed forest of northern hardwoods and pine plantation. A central loop trail (yellow markers) strikes through the center of the forest before looping to the west and following the banks of the West Branch of the Saint Regis River. A short spur trail leads northward from the loop trail and leaves State property, please respect the rights of private landowners.
These trails may be accessed from either the northern PFAR parking area or the southern roadside access parking area. Horseback riding and mountain biking are allowed on the trail that stretches from the southern parking area through the northern spur trail. Neither are allowed on the riverside trail. Please see the NY DEC Southville State Forest map for more information.
These trails are within Southville State Forest and are managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The 551-acre Southville State Forest consists of four separate parcels which were purchased in 1941 for the purposes of reforestation, wildlife management, timber production, recreation and watershed protection.
For more information, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation online, or contact:
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