1.0 Mile / 1.6 km
Time to Hike:
~27 minutes
Surface Type:
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Alabama, New York
43.116951, -78.431272
September 25, 2022
November 10, 2022
16 '

Total Change
16 '

16 '


The Kanyoo Trail (Blue Loop) at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge near Alabama, New York is an easy 1-mile loop hike that features views of the Mohawk Pool wetlands from a boardwalk.

Hike Description
This hike begins at the main trailhead for the Kanyoo Trail and heads in along the spur trail that leads to the two different loops. This hike stays right at the junction where the yellow trail and blue trails diverge. Staying right at the junction means that hikers will be following the Blue Loop or blue blazes.

Boardwalk - Mile 0.55 to 0.65
Around mile 0.55, hikers will reach a boardwalk that spans for about 0.1 mile, across a finger of the Mohawk Pool wetland area. This is by far the most scenic part of the hike as these open wetland views provide a backdrop of forest or open wetland plains full of tall grasses.

After passing the boardwalk, the blue blazes of the Kanyoo Trail will meet up once again with yellow blazes as this western portion of the trail shares the same path with the Yellow Loop. At mile 0.85, hikers will reach the spur trail they came in on which leads to the parking lot - take a right-hand turn here.

Hikers will find a very large parking lot at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to fit a couple-dozen vehicles as of September, 2022.

Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

This is a high-trafficked trail and is popular with locals.

Explore 3 trails near Alabama, NY
  1. Parking

    43.116951, -78.431272
  2. Main Trailhead

    43.116842, -78.431078
  3. Boardwalk on the Kanyoo Trail (blue loop)

    43.118481, -78.42505
    Boardwalk on the Kanyoo Trail (blue loop)
  4. Wetland (Mohwak Pool) views on the boardwalk

    43.118656, -78.425475
    Wetland (Mohwak Pool) views on the boardwalk
  5. Wetland (Mohwak Pool) views from the boardwalk

    43.118911, -78.426139
    Wetland (Mohwak Pool) views from the boardwalk
  6. Wetland (Mohwak Pool) views from the boardwalk

    43.118561, -78.426742
    Wetland (Mohwak Pool) views from the boardwalk
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1.0 mile / 1.6 km
Trail added
September 25, 2022
Hiked on
September 24, 2022
Updated on
November 10, 2022
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
September 24, 2022

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