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Daniel's Road State Forest

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The 523-acre Daniels Road State Forest features designated mountain bike trails maintained by the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association.

Featured Activities

Biking

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General information on biking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

Daniels Road State Forest features mountain bike trails throughout the property. The trails range from easy to extremely difficult. The trails are maintained by the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association (leaves DEC website).

Hiking

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General information on hiking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

Hiking is allowed throughout the property.

Camping

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General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

There are no designated primitive campsites; however, at-large primitive camping is allowed. Campsites must be at least 150 feet away from the nearest road, trail, or body of water. Camping for more than three nights or in groups of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

Hunting & Trapping

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General Information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules & regulations

Hunting and trapping are allowed during appropriate seasons. The main furbearers and game species found on the property include fisher, cottontail rabbit, wild turkey, and whitetail deer.

Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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General information on cross-country skiing and snowshoeing includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted on all hiking trails.

Wildlife

General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

The Saratoga County has a variety of wildlife. An assortment of birds (including song birds, owls, and hawks) as well as mammals (including moles, mice, squirrels, and chipmunks) can be found within the Daniel's Road State Forest in addition to the notable hunting and trapping species. Ruffed grouse and eastern coyote have also been reported in the area.

Directions

From Saratoga Springs. At the corner of Broadway and Van Dam Street, head west on Van Dam Street for 300 yards and turn right onto Clinton Street. Follow Clinton street until it comes to a intersection with Daniels Road, about 1.43 miles. The parking area will be across from the Clinton Street.

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

  • Daniels Road Parking Area (43.104939°N, 73.794805°W) Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace (leaves DEC website) principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.

All users of Daniels Road State Forest must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follow all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource.

How We Manage Daniels Road State Forest

DEC is developing a Unit Management Plan (UMP) which will describe the management activities for these lands. In addition to management objectives, the UMP will contain detailed information on natural features, recreational infrastructure, geology, natural & human history, habitats, wildlife, fisheries and much more.

If you have questions about this UMP, please email us at r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

State Lands & Facilities

Information regarding where to find amenities

  • Lodging and dining opportunities as well as gas, food, and other supplies can be found in the nearby community of Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga County Tourism (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.

Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores and on-line booksellers.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.