Backbone Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Burdett, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Multi-use trail, share with: Horses (there is a horse camp at the beginning of the loop as I ride it), Hikers, X/C skiers and Snowmobiles in season. Nice trail, mostly gentle double track with a few thrills thrown in. Some creek crossings, occasional muddy spots, some sections of seasonal dirt road and pass through a couple of pastures (make sure to close gates). Some gentle but steady hill climbs make for a good training ride. BRING WATER
Tends to get the first and longest lasting snow on the east side of Seneca Lake due to its high elevation which captures the moisture of the prevailing westerlies. There will often be snow there when the rest of the area is bare.