Franklin Gulf Park

Franklin Gulf Park, once known as Larkin Woods, is on the border between the towns of Eden and North Collins. A parking area is located on Larkin Rd, just before the Town of North Collins border sign.

The park has three main trails (red, orange, green blazed). The red trail is 1.25 miles long from the parking lot to the point where it rejoins the orange trail, near the snowmobile trail. The orange trail is 1.75 miles from that point back to the parking lot. Thus, hiking one in and the other out will be a total of 3 miles. The green trail, done as a loop to the edge of the creek then returning to the parking lot, is 1.5 miles total.

Distance: 4.5 miles
Pace: Moderate to Fast
Terrain: Easy

Leashed dogs are welcome!

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WNY Trails Guide for Franklin Gulf Park

Trail map:

http://www.wnytrails.com/FranklinGulf/FranklinGulfParkTrailsOverview.png

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  • Vito

    Great trails. Scenic route was a bonus.

    December 10, 2013

  • jim m.

    Great venue very scenic

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an incredibly awesome park!!! I didn't think that the Eden area had such beautiful scenery. I wanted to thank everyone who came out for the hike, all of you made it such a great day! I want to thank Mike for his backcountry treats. Thanks go out to David aka the Dog Whisperer for carrying 2 of the big dogs on that bridge with little footing. And I want to thank Mary Ann for having a birthday falling on the same day as the hike!!! Happy Birthday Mary Ann!!!

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Gary

    Susan always leads excellent hikes, and seems to attract the best photographers for her hikes too. Looks like its was grat weather for an excepetional hike.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Dave J.

    Pack was good, trails were good, and the water crossing was easy

    December 8, 2013

  • Linda F.

    This hike was awesome. Good people, good dogs, beautiful park and nice weather. It was a great time. Thank you Susan for organizing this, thank you Mike for the food and drink and thank you Vito for the use of your pole. Hope to see you all again soon.

    December 8, 2013

  • Kathy and a.

    Jim - picked asparagus! - and you do not have email access - but I do, so you can send it that way. Go to my page by clicking on my picture, go to 'e-mail' and it will send to me - they do not reveal anyone's actual e-mail, so for future reference, it is a safe way to communicate with people you do not know well. Had a great time everyone- thank you Susan for organizing - and another happy birthday to MarryAnn

    December 8, 2013

  • Karen P (Twin 2.

    This was another fantastic hike! Thanks for organizing this, Susan! We had several dog friends accompany us, and that's always an added bonus. Thanks to Mary Ann's David, for being the dog rescuer of the day! Last but not least, thanks to Mike's Wilderness Catering for the lovely birthday treats and beverages that allowed us to celebrate Mary Ann's birthday in style!

    December 8, 2013

  • Karen Mol (Twin 1.

    I injured my knee somehow and cannot hike on it. Hopefully with rest and some easy exercises I can get back in the groove soon : (

    December 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear about your knee injury Karen. Hope it gets better real soon. Take care of it.

      December 7, 2013

  • Judy A.

    I had to pull out due to a work commitment

    December 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry you won't be able to make the hike Judy. Hope to see you son.

      December 7, 2013

  • Kenneth K.

    We will miss you much!

    December 7, 2013

  • Karen P (Twin 2.

    I'm hoping to be able to fit this in!

    December 6, 2013

    • Karen P (Twin 2.

      I meant, I hope I can go! I am babysitting that day, but...as it turns out...not until the evening!

      1 · December 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome!

      December 6, 2013

  • Frank B.

    about to take a hike over there now to pick up some of my geocaches. will let ya all know what shape it is in. I live a couple miles away.

    December 2, 2013

    • mike D.

      Frank Theres a camp across the road. Are u familure with that camp we lunched there before. Some local told us about it.

      December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Frank for taking the time to report on the trail conditions.

      December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Per a previous hike to Franklin Gulf, Gary had posted that he thought the address of the parking area was 9860 - 9998 Larkin Rd, Eden NY.

    December 2, 2013

    • Frank B.

      Susan here are the parking coordinates: N42°[masked] W78°[masked]

      1 · December 2, 2013

  • Dave J.

    Be aware there is a stream crossing on this hike. Should not be to bad unless we have a lot of rain. We will have to watch the weather.

    December 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      One suggestion for a water crossing, garbage bags ties at below the knees. When I hiked Allen Mt in the Adirondacks (with the Adirondack High Peaks meet up group), we had to cross the Hudson River, whose water level at that time was above our ankles. The garbage bags kept our feet dry.

      December 1, 2013

  • Cecelia S.

    Already have a Christmas lunch that day; Larkin Woods had no parking lot the last time I hiked there ( many moons ago!)

    December 1, 2013

  • Linda F.

    I don't think I've hiked with anyone in this group yet. Hope you don't mind if me and my dog Jackie join you for this one.

    November 22, 2013

    • Linda F.

      Jackie gets along great with other dogs! That would be awesome to have a friend for her too!

      1 · November 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll have to see how Casey is feeling. He's 10 1/2 yrs, has arthritis; has his good days and his bad ones.

      November 25, 2013

  • Karen Mol (Twin 1.

    a hiking we will go : ) thanks Susan!!!

    November 22, 2013

    • Karen Mol (Twin 1.

      yes, we should - and we shall!!!! ask My Twin she is a singing fool too!! we sang the entire time we were white water rafting - it was hilarious!!!

      1 · November 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      She knows the lyrics to Gilligan's Island...we sang that on the NCT/Tuscarora hike!

      November 22, 2013

  • Angie K.

    Sorry I can't join you. Christmas party that afternoon. "Tis the season. Have fun!

    November 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry you won't be on the hike Angie. I hope you have a wonderful time at your party! See you soon!

      November 22, 2013

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