Fahnestock West Trail is a somewhat easy, 7.1 mile hike in Clarence Fahnestock State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. If you are visiting this area in early June you will bear witness to the striking beauty of the mountain laurel in bloom. This beautiful hike is a favorite for canines year round with its freshwater ponds and brooks. When visiting with Fido be sure to keep him away from public use areas and on a leash no longer than 10 feet.


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Fahnestock West Trail has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 dog owner on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    we loved this trail!

    this trail is WONDERFUL! lots of tree cover to provide shade (imperative with a black dog in the summer!), ponds and lakes for my pup to refresh in and cool down, and a beautiful open meadow of tall grass and wildflowers towards the end of the hike, with the trail traveling adjacent to farmland with a great views (next time we will be bringing a blanket and a picnic lunch)...this hike has it all. and for those looking to extend the hike or for a bit more of a challenge, you can catch the AT and travel that for however long you and your dog's legs can carry you. we hiked the AT for about 3-4 miles north before turning back to continue on the fahnestock loop, so, it ended up being about a 13 mile hike for us. can't wait to come back, especially for fall foliage, but hopefully even before then!

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