Open to the public. One beaver pond on the northwest section has completely submerged the trail for 100 feet. Can still walk around on the beaver dam, but don't know for how long.
Need to Know
Free, ample parking.
Trail starts off following the Tully Trail, heading north on a dirt road which becomes a footpath after passing a cottage on your right. From here, the biggest challenge is all of the roots crossing the trail which were quite wet (and slick) due tot he constant tree cover. It winds along the shore of long pond until it reaches the brook for Spirit Falls where the Tully trail diverges uphill to the right.
From here, the trail narrows significantly and there are many rocks and roots to contend with. The trail crosses a powerline cut where it rejoins the Tully Trail and then heads back into the woods where it meanders along towards Warwick Rd (Rt 68). A couple hundred feet from the road the Tully Trail once again diverges to the right (straight) and the mountain bike trail makes a left turn onto a grassy two-track road. Riding here is smooth, and in short order the trail crosses the East Branch of the Tully River on a bridge. As the trail approaches Warwick Rd again, it takes a sharp left over a knoll and starts the journey back south. Riding in this area is easy as the trail follows portion of the old Tully River Rd. About 1/3 of the way back, the trail has been flooded by a beaver pond, but you can still pick your way across the beaver dam to the other side.
Not far after, the trail departs left off of Tully River Rd and heads towards the western shore of Long Pond. This section is a mix of easy singletrack interrupted by rather difficult, rock strewn sections. When the trail moves away from the shore the riding is easier, with the last 1/4 of the loop being very nice singletrack.
The trail comes within spitting distance of Doane Hill Rd but then meanders back into the woods with more rooty fun around every twist in the trail. The trail ends at Doane Hill Rd, and a quick 1/4 mile of road riding takes you across the bridge over Long Pond and back to the beginning.
Shared By: Matt Teto