hiking

forest

The Finger Lakes National Forest encompasses 16,259 acres of Seneca and Schuyler counties, nestled between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State in the United States. The forest has over 30 miles of interconnecting trails that traverse gorges, ravines, pastures, and woodlands. The Finger Lakes National Forest is the only national forest in New York State, and the only public land that has had an explicit philosophy of multiple use.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Very muddy and full of mosquitoes. started off at picnic rd . Trail started out nice first half mile and turned i to a very narrow over grown trail. Trail needs alot of work.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

An otherwise pretty hike ruined by a lack of any trail maintenance. 3 miles of hiking through sludge and horse poo is not enjoyable. Best bet is to park on Mathews road and hike the meadow, turn around and hike back to your car. Hiking in the forest = mud hike that is terrible. Shame as a well cared for that have proper water management would make this hike special. It looks like this trail has not been serviced in a number of years

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

A friend came up from NC and wanted to get an overnight hike in while in NY. After walking the loop at Watkins Glen, we hit the Interloken from the south. Got a later than expected stop and make camp at Foster Pond. Not a lot of clear running water sources, so fill up here. Finished up the out and back the next day.

A great trail with transitions from woods to active grazing fields and lots of boardwalks and puncheons.
The southern end is where you'll find the steepest parts but nothing beyond moderate in my opinion.

backpacking
9 months ago

loved it. did it w my dog in a two day trip. blueberry patch was a great campground just about 7 mi in. the trail was undergoing some work but it was not an inconvenience. definitely want to plan another pass next year

backpacking
9 months ago

Completed this trail over Veteran's Day weekend 2016. Trail a little damp but for the season was great. The fall leaves were almost finished but still enough left to enjoy the walk. Stayed in nearby Dunham Shelter which was just a short walk on the intersecting Finger Lakes Trail. In the fall there was no trail traffic, the views were amazing and trail was well maintained.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Went backpacking for the night. Very hard to find a decent water source the ponds were basically swamps and all the streams were dried up

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Nice easy trail that cuts through a cow pasture (cows present). Great views and nice wooded sections as well.

horseback riding
Saturday, August 27, 2016