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Mount Tuscarora Trail is a good half-day hike to two summits, the first reaches a height of 2,064 feet and the second, Mt. Tuscarora at 2,144 feet elevation. The hike begins just south of the Quaker Lake entrance where you'll have to park along ASP 3. The trail begins on the west side of the road ascending into a beautiful dense hemlock forest which evolves into a mixture of ash, maple and oak. The trail is trimmed with foot-high baneberry, ankle-high Indian Pipe and shrubbery of huckleberry and witch-hazel. Shortly, the trail climbs south to reach its first summit at 2.25 miles and Mt. Tuscarora at 2.5 miles where a fire tower reaches above the treetops. There are no vistas from this summit. The path does extend to Coon Run Road, however, from this point most hikers retrace their steps back to their vehicles.

Directions: From Salamanca, NY, Take SR 17 to Exit 18 which is 11 miles west of Salamanca. Take SR 280 south to reach the Quaker area. The trail begins immediately south of the Quaker Lake entrance. Parking is along the road.

Elevation: 2,144 feet

Elevation Gain: 750 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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Allegany State Park - Quaker Area, New York


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