The register at the start of the trails is the official count of how many skiers and hikers use the trails and helps determine how funds are allotted by NYS.  Please remember: Everyone should Register every time.  Let's keep our future funding intact.

Trails Maintained Through Donations to and Volunteers of the Friends
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Snow Report - 3/28/17

The roads and camp loops A & B&were trackset this morning. The roads were flat groomed as well. The trackset on the rest of the loops is in pretty good shape and the skate lanes have some icy patches but are generally OK.

The beginner trail was reset.


The woods trails still have adequate snow and remnants of a trackset and are skiable.


Ed & Judy

On a spring note, for those of you are runners and/or cyclists, Colton Recreation is sponsoring a Duathlon with individual and team categories. Attached is a flyer on the event which will be based from the Park. 


If you are unable to open the attachment, more information can be found at


Ed & Judy



Trail conditions are updated courtesy of Ed & Judy Fuhr:

April 2014, can you believe it?

Ed, showing his form!

Perfect conditions!

Link to NYS Winter Trail Map for Higley Flow State Park

A trail and topographical map of Higley Flow State Park.
(click on picture or link for larger image)

Trail ratings:
Overlook-Beginner-green rating
Camp Loops-main roads B,C and E loops Beginner-green, A,D and F loops
Warmbrook-Intermediate-blue rating
Pine-Intermediate-blue rating
Cedar Brook-all three levels depending on loop chosen, back
hills-Advanced-black; trail to back hills -Intermediate-Blue;  First two
rights and next left to return-Beginner-green

Special "Thanks" to Ed Fuhr who spends many hours keeping our trails so perfectly groomed.

We'll also try to keep you informed of changing trail conditions as they occur.  If you find changes that we've missed reporting, please email us at "higleyfriends(at)"