Interloken Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Trumansburg, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from : From the South, take State Route 14 North (Exit 52 off State Route 17) to Watkins Glen, NY. In Watkins Glen, turn right at the Fourth St intersection onto State Route 414 North. Go approximately 9 miles north, past the Hector Ranger Station of the Finger Lakes National Forest. 0.5 miles past the Ranger Station, turn right on Schuyler County Route 2. Follow CR 2 for 4.0 miles until you reach the Blueberry Patch Campground and parking area. From the North, take State Route 414 South to Hector, NY (Exit 41 off I-90). In Hector, 0.5 miles past Wickhams Plaza, turn left onto County Route 2, the second asphalt road on the left. Follow CR 2 for 4.0 miles until you reach the Blueberry Patch Campground and parking area.
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.
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.
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
The Interloken Trail is an amazing trail! It is relatively easy, but not to be overlooked. From end to end, you are offered views of Seneca Lake as you move from forest to pasture. For more info, please visit: www.RedTrailedHawk.com