This was my start on my 65 mile journey to the branch off to the South Bristol Trail in 4 days. Plans were to make it to Ontario County Park, but pace was too slow. The first day in this trail was amazing an site seeing probably cost me 30-40 minutes that I DO NOT regret taking to time to stop and see them. PLEASE if you can make this trip and volunteer to maintain the FLT!!!

hiking
4 months ago

A perfect way to access Watkins Glen while beating some of the traffic and difficult parking within the state park. This trail hugs the ridge of the gorge, providing some great views that you can enjoy in seclusion as very few venture out towards the Fingerlakes Trail from the main area.

Parts of trail were wiped out due to rock slides, needs works near the end of trail.

The trail just ends . Stream was beautiful. Very grown in . Well marked

Great hike, well marked but a very small trail. It was slightly difficult due to the incline. Well worth the trip to a beautiful waterfall. It looked as if nobody had hiked the trail in quite a while cause it was fairly overgrown, I needed a stick to guide back the shrubs. It made me worry about ticks off the brush. It had rained a lot so the brush got me pretty wet. I had cell reception the entire hike so that was good.

Found it to be a nice little trail for a quick hike got into the stream and cloned up the 3 falls to the top nice hike

We ran it from Watkins Glen toward Sugar Hill. This put the big climb at the beginning of the run , and all downhill on the return

We've lived and worked in Watkins all our life and didn't know the trail existed before we found it on here. The trail west of the paved road is awesome single track with technical sections. East of the paved road, heading down into the park is very state park Esq. and is smooth and maintained.

This is a great trail and we will be back for more.

A little overgrown (check for ticks afterwards) but good payoff at the end with a beautiful atream running down a ravine and a couple small waterfalls.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great trail with some nice views, in the Fall with few leaves left on the trees anyway. The multiple waterfalls were beautiful, particularly the larger one near the bottom. Some interesting rock features along the way. There were a couple spots along the trail that were hard due to the incline, but they were short in duration. We did end up with quite a few ticks on us, so definitely, as always, check when you are done.