Finger Lakes Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Finger Lakes Trail is a 7.4 mile out and back trail located near Burdett, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.4 miles
603 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





mountain biking

trail running




Directions from : From the South, take State Route 17 (I-86 in some areas) to exit 52 (Watkins Glen exit/State Route 14 North). In Watkins Glen, turn right on State Route 414 North. At the Fourth St. intersection go approximately 9 miles north, and turn right on Mathews Road mile before the Hector Ranger Station. Go 1 miles east to the Satterly Hill Road, turn right and follow it for 3 miles until you reach the Finger Lakes Trail Sign located on the east side of the road. From the North, take I-90 to exit 41 (414 south to Hector, NY) the second asphalt road on the left past Wickhams Plaza (1 1/2 mile) is Mathews Road, turn left and go 1 1/2 miles east to the Satterly Hill Road, turn right and follow it for 3 miles until you reach the Finger Lakes Trail Sign located on the east side of the road.

2 months ago

Took the dog for a quick 3 mile hike on a 10 degree day. Some light snow cover and very peaceful. The last stretch of road leading to the trail head is seasonal and probably not plowed, so if there's been a lot of snow, be prepared for that.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Was looking for a place to camp out for a night not too far out, but still far enough to feel embedded within the woods. Hiked around for a bit before we found a nice place to set up camp only about a mile or so away from where we parked our cars. A great place to go if you're looking for an easy camp.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Heavily wooded, easy access from Watkins Glen. Can be a good hike on a clear Autumn day.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hiked the Gorge Trail Loop today; well marked trail quite muddy at time but still nice. Fall colors are beautiful and the trail is covered with leaves.

Monday, August 05, 2013

My group and I stayed at a place along the trail that had a very stable shelter with fire pits. The clearing was very nice, and the view from the camp site was amazing. We had a great time in complete isolation. This is a good place to go camping if you like solitude and peacefulness.

trail running
Monday, May 27, 2013

Beautiful trails all within an easy drive of Watkins Glen, with lots of great spots to just pull over and camp at trail heads. The trails cycle back to the main road making it easy to extend or expand your run or walk as much as you want.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

This looks like its part of the 12 mi Interloken trail. Its the Finger Lakes National Forest and part of the Finger Lakes Trail. It's a beautiful and varied trail. There are many ponds (I see at least a couple of pictures of Teeter Pond), pastures, woods with thick canopy, old roads that haven't been roads in years, and more. I've been there in Summer and Autumn. Highly recommended.

8 months ago

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Sunday, September 16, 2012