Interloken Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
11.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

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.

backpacking
3 days ago

We had a great 3 day trip on this trail. It was well marked through enjoyable terrain. We traveled south 5.85 miles to Foster pond. This was the best camp site with a close by water source. We then traveled to the southern end of the trail, had lunch at the leanto and returned to Foster pond. It was a great 12 mile treck with a variety of trail and not much elevation change. We hiked out to our car on day 3. It was a fun challenge for fairly new backpackers. Thanks to those who maintain the trail. Your efforts are obvious!

1 month ago

Took this trail as the larger chunk of a 15-mile hike. It's a great trail, runs through a beautiful forest. Unfortunately, the trail isn't maintained until May, so fallen trees were a bit pesky. However, I'd recommend the trail to anyone looking for a pretty hike.

backpacking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

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
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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.

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

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

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

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