Parks & Recreation
The Rodman-Barnes Corners Criss Country Ski Trails are located on the 12,000 acre Tug Hill State Forest, in the Town of Rodman. There are 5 loops that encompass approximately 9.6 miles of trails, and for the most part run through pine and spruce plantations. Please note that the Oak Rim trail is snow-shoe only in winter and hiking only in the summer. These trails are managed by the NYS Department of Enviromental Conservation. Theer is a tril that runs south from the Rodman-Barnes Corners Trails and links up to the Worth Cross Country Ski Trails which are county-maintained. The Link-Up Trail is approximately 2.5 miles long, and the county network contains 3.5 miles of cross-country ski trails. These trails are designed mainly with the novice skier in mind. The trials are also excellent for hiking, although they are not used very much for this purpose. It is best to hike these these trails in the spring and early summer before the weeds grow over the trails. Fishing is also allowed on Grunley and Fish Creek. DIRECTIONS: The access point for these trails is near a storage building located on the north side of Route 177, about 2 miles west of Barnes Corners, and 0.75 miles east of the intersection at of Routes 177 and 189. There is a large parking area located to the south of the storage building off of Route 177.