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5.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)


USGS Quad Map(s):  Whetstone Gulf State Park Topo Map

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Whetstone Gulf North Rim Trail

New York

Activities & Features


North Rim Trail is a moderate hiking trail in upstate New York's Whetstone Gulf State Park. Make sure to take the short Observation Tower spur trail for a spectacular view. Hikers should listen for abundant songbirds and keep an eye peeled for wildlife such as white-tailed deer, gray squirrels and chipmunks. There is camping available in Whetstone Gulf State Park for those looking for an extended stay in the park. Also, consider visiting the park in the winter! Its trails make for incredible snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Whetstone Gulf State Park 6065 West Rd. Lowville, NY 13367

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