Allegany State Park
Near: SalamancaNY (Weather)
Number of
18 Total
50 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
Trail Description There is a tremondous variety of trails looping up, down and around the mountains in western New York. A day's ride will take you up and down the mountains through meadows and forest. You can stay on the groomed trails, which are mostly old logging roads that are kept clear, or venture onto unimproved trails where you may have to work your way around fallen trees, etc. Most of the official trails are well marked, although you do need a map. A GPS isn't a bad idea either as the park covers about 101 square miles in total. There are easy sections but most trails have More Difficult to Challenging sections also. The area is hilly (OK mountainous) so your horse needs to be in good condition if you plan on much riding. There are many loops so there is not much back tracking. You can find loops anywhere from under three miles to over 20 miles in length. Oh yes, and keep your eyes out for black bears. We saw a couple not far off the trail.
Best Time to Visit
Times to Avoid In winter the horse trails are used by snowmobilers.
Campground Primitive camp with toilets. There is a spring for horse water. People water is available from a water trailer.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive, Toilet, Pump Water Office of Parks & Recreation
Allegany State Park
2373 ASP Rt.1, Suite 3
Salamanca, NY 14779
Directions Take Exit 19 off I-86 (Southern Tier Highway). This exit enters directly into the State Park.
This information was provided by on 7/27/2003 1:32:51 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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