Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Equestrian - Riding
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
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Location: Finger Lakes National Forest, Follows the Hector Backbone between Cayuga and Seneca Lake, c. 15 mi. northwest of Ithaca.
State(s): New York
Counties: Seneca, Schuyler
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The trail passes through various terrain and vegetation; southern portions are somewhat steeper and more forested; northern portions are flatter and more open through some pastures. Please close gates behind you. This trail can be wet in the spring and fall. Plan a stop at Foster and Teeter Pond areas, or make a shorter loop hike with one of the several intersecting trails. There are outstanding vistas to the west, including views of Seneca Lake. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.
Horses are allowed on the trail from the southern end of the trail to the Burnt Hill trail. Mountain bikes and horses are allowed on the north end of the trail between Seneca and Parmenter Rds.
The total length of this trail is 12 miles one way. The max elevation change is 560 feet and the average hike time is about 12 hours round trip.
Camping is available at either the Blueberry Patch Campground for a fee or you can camp anywhere on forest property.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted
Average Grade: 1%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 1,500
Elevation High Point: 1,800
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: USFS Trail Map/Overview
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Green Mountain-Finger Lakes National Forest
231 N. Main
Rutland, VT 5701
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