Aug 2, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Boutwell State Forest - Eastside Overland Trail
A large portion of the Eastside Overland Trail runs through the Boutwell State Forest in Chautauqua County. This hike will start in the middle of the northern portion of the trail on Housington Road. We will hike 2.25 miles north to the parking area on Ruttenberg Road then return to the parking area on Housington Road. At that point whoever wants more mileage can continue south to the parking area on Arab Hill Road, a one way distance of about 2.2 miles.
The trail is easy to follow, but the parking areas are hard to find because of the winding name-changing sometimes-no-signage roads in the area. Bring a good map or an automotive gps to find help you find the trailhead on Housington Road, or make arrangements to follow someone else that is driving there.
I usually take the Thruway to exit 59 then head south on Rt 60. There is a Tim Hortons just north of Route 20 at which we could meet so that we can all get lost together trying to make our way to the trailhead.
Link to Google Map
Link to GMap4 interactive map of the hike
Links to Topo Map of hike: PDF Map or JPG Map
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Links to elevation profile: PDF Profile or JPG Profile
Pictures from our last hike in Boutwell State Forest