Finger Lakes Trail to South Rim Trail

HARD 13 reviews
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Finger Lakes Trail to South Rim Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Watkins Glen, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.7 miles
1643 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




1 month ago

Nice trail even when muddy and overgrown. Nice quiet views and decent climbs. Saw no one out there! I’d bring my hiking poles next time. Giddy up.

8 months ago

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!!!

9 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.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Great trail

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Really spectacular scenery. Well worth the walking effory

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sunday, June 01, 2014