Erv Markert was chairman of the Trails Committee for almost twenty years. He served on numerous state and national organizations developing useful working relationships with public employees promoting hiking and trails. Read more here.

Erv Markert Hike – Fall 2017

October 14, 2017
Bully Hill, Klipnocky, Gas Springs and Slader Creek State Forests, Map M9

Hike Leaders

Long Hike: Scott Brooks
​Short Hike: Clay Johnson

Hike Description

The long version of this hike will be approximately 11.4 miles long, and the short version will be approximately 4.8 miles long.​​

Both hikes will start in Bully Hill State Forest where the trail crosses Karr Rd between access points 5 and 6. The trail will descend a rocky hillside with great views of the fall foliage to the valley below. The trail passes streams, pine plantations and passes through gullies.
The short hike ends back at the meeting place.

The long hike continues down Bush Rd with many scenic views of the surrounding hills and then enters Klipnocky State Forest. Here the trail passes through an old rock quarry and passes two scenic ponds before continuing through Gas Springs and Slader Creek State Forests. The hike ends with a stroll through a meadow with beautiful views of the surrounding hills.


Map M9 Access 4 (Bush Rd) – Arkport, NY

Meeting Time

9 AM

Directions to Meeting Point

From Arkport, NY – intersection of 961F and Rt 36 (Rt 36 can be accessed from the North by Rt 390 exit 4 or from the South by Interstate 86 exit 34)

  • Head west on West Ave toward Davenport St -0.3 mi
  • Turn left onto Bishopville Rd – 2.9 mi
  • Continue onto N Almond Valley Rd – 4.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Bush Rd