Adirondack Habitats: Brook in recently logged area on the Fox Run Trail (21 August 2013)

Backcounty Hiking Trails in the Adirondacks:
Fox Run Trail

North end of the Fox Run Trail (21 August 2013) Adirondack Wildflowers: Spotted Touch-me-not on the Fox Run Trail (21 August 2013) Adirondack Habitats: Hardwoods on the Fox Run Trail (21 August 2013) Red trail marker along the Fox Run Trail (21 August 2013) Recently logged area on the south end of the Fox Run Trail (21 August 2013) Adirondack Wildlife: White-tailed Deer on the Fox Run Trail. Photo by Sandra Hildreth. Used by permission. Adirondack Ski Trail: Fox Run Trail in Winter.  Photo by Sandra Hildreth.  Used by permission.
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The Fox Run Trail is a half-mile backcountry trail which can be accessed from the Jenkins Mountain Trail or the north west side of the Logger’s Loop Trail.  The Fox Run Trail takes you through a mixed forest (primarily hard woods).  The northern portion of the trail consists of a relatively smooth woods road lined with ferns. 

The southern portions of the trail cut through cleared areas that were logged several years ago.  The trail is quite rough on this section, and the scenery is not particularly attractive.  However, in the coming years, these open areas will fill in with vegetation, gradually becoming an early successional forest, with the possibility of attracting bird species, like the Chestnut-sided Warbler, which thrive in this type of habitat. 

During the winter, Fox Run is groomed as a skate trail, designed as a way skiers can avoid the steep slopes on the Logger’s Loop Trail.  Follow the red trail markers.

 

 

 

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.