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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



General information on biking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and 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).



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

Hiking is allowed throughout the property.


primitive camping

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

There are no designated primitive campsites; but 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


Wildlife Management Unit: 5J

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

cross-country skiing

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

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


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.


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 Clinton Street.

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

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

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace Principles (leaves DEC website) 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.

Planning and Management

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 and human history, habitats, wildlife, fisheries and much more.

If you have questions about this UMP, please email us at

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

State Lands and Facilities

Where to Find Nearby 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 guidebooks 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.