Backbone Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Backbone Trail is a 10 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Burdett, NY that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.0 miles 400 feet Loop

dogs on leash




mountain biking


trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding



wild flowers


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

cross country skiing
11 months ago

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.

1 year ago