Kincaid Woods

Kincaid Woods, Pyramid Mountain (1/30/2010)

I first became aware of these new hiking trails less than two weeks ago when we hiked to Tripod Rock in Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. The back of their new map (available at the kiosk near the visitor's center) included a "Hiking Only Map Supplement" which covered an area labeled Kincade (sic) Woods. Then I found this enthusiastic article by Holly Stewart on the website. So today we gave it a go.

We did the entire Kincaid Woods loop and in addition did an out-and-back continuing along the yellow trail to the powerline cut before turning back. It's a beautiful little hike (even shorter if you just do the loop) with deep mining pits, some partial seasonal views and smatterings of lovely red cedars along the way. Total distance was 2.7 miles in about an hour and 45 minutes.

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Parking lot on Kincaid Road

At the trail head

View south

Barrier wall

Very old pail

Snowy Kincaid Woods trail


Deep mine pits

Rocky climb

Mine pits from above

New woodpecker work

Red cedars

Exploratory mine pit with tailings


Trail goes through boulders

Fish-like glacial erratic

Partial seasonal views

Shagbark Hickory

Boundary walls

Beech still has color

Another boundary wall


In the ...

... powerline cut

Lamb's Ears


View of bowl below


Mansion on the hill

Frozen lake in distance?

On the Black Dot trail

Old growth

Only ...

... in ...

... New ...

... Jersey!

Beautiful snowy trail


House on Powerville Road

Back to the trail head

Dilapidated barn across the road

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