HIKING & BIKING
Hiking and biking are allowed in any training areas that are open for recreational use. All regular access and check-in/check-out procedures apply.
The first designated hiking trail has been established in Fort Drum's Training Area in June 2023--the Bonaparte Area Trail Complex in Training Area 19C. There are also hiking trails in the Cantonment Area.
For hiking and biking trails near Fort Drum, see the following:
- Seven hiking/biking trails in and around Watertown, NY.
- Hiking & snowshoe trails at Thompson Park in Watertown, NY.
- Three hiking trails maintained by the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC).
- Four preseves with hiking trails maintained by the Thousand Islands Land Trust.
- Three preserves with hiking trails maintained by the Indian River Lakes Conservancy.
- 36 hiking trails and other outdoor opportunities in Jefferson County.
- 39 hiking trails and other outdoor opportunities in Lewis County.
- 61 hiking trails and other outdoor opportunities in St. Lawrence County.
- 36 hiking trails and other outdoor opportunities in Oswego County.
- Over 20 hiking trails in the area including the Calcium Trail only 5 miles from the Cerjan Gate at Fort Drum.
- Hiking trails in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves maintained by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
- Guide to 73 waterfalls in the Adirondacks.
- Hike and explore approximately 40 fire towers in the Adrondacks and Catskills.
- Hike the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks including Mount Marcy, the tallest point in New York State.
- Several biking trails in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas.
- Hiking trails in state parks throughout NYS maintained by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
For a longer biking adventure that passes near Fort Drum, see the following:
- The Great Lakes Seaway Trail - Lighthouse Bicycling Trip - is an estimated 9 day/8 night trip 407 miles one way between Presque Isle Light Station in Erie, PA to Tibbetts Point Lighthouse in Cape Vincent, NY. A shorter ride is a 149 mile trip along the Lake Ontario shoresline starting at Lakeview Wildlife Management Area in Ellisburg and following NYS Rte 12 and 37 to Massena.
- The Olympic Trail is a 170 mile trip that parallels the NYS Rte 3 corridor starting at Sackets Harbor and ending at Lake Champlain.