Explore the most popular trails near Cortland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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We love this trail. pretty flat going along the old rail road bed. this site states no dogs but this is one of the trails everyone takes their pups on obviously on leashes. :)
during the summer months black flies and mosquitos are everywhere. very peaceful walk and many critters and birds to see

Born and raised in the hills of Homer, NY, Lime Hollow was once one of the best kept secrets for runners in the Cortland/Ithaca and Homer areas. It has now been cleaned up and expanded to be a solid trail running mecca if you don't want to make the trip to Ithaca or Syracuse for Green Lakes State Park.

For Trail runners looking to get some mid week or weekend runs in, Lime Hollow offers are moderate challenge especially around the ponds closer to McLean Road. I frequently when home from CA will do workouts on the rolling hills around the ponds.

Great place that I am happy to see more runners and walkers are starting to explore, especially in the areas off of the common trails.

although one mile of this 4.2 mile Loop is on a seasonal Road 75% of it is in the woods. there has been a recent reroute to eliminate a muddy section. for those wishing to avoid most of the seasonal Road the Kuzia Cutoff can be taken to create a 3.1 mile Loop.

My two year old and I really enjoyed the nature center and we hiked the Art walk, Lookout connector and the High Vista Loop trail. Had a great time and if you have a map it's fairly easy to figure out the paths as they are well marked. Nice range of difficulty and shade. Definitely would recommend this to others though don't forget your bug spray! The mosquitoes are hungry and will carry you away. But it's been a wet year and it's marsh so it wasn't surprising and didn't take away from the experience!

This was nicely marked trail with lots of off trails that were also well indicated. I would suggest preparing yourself prior to hiking to combat mosquitoes as there are plenty and thirsty. The main part of the trail encompasses a pond which is a nice when you could get a glimpse of it due to the high brush growth. Note: the trail map we found is located in further into the trail

Great, clean trail that just lacks some above average scenery

There are many more trails. In the winter you can cross country ski and snow shoe. All the trails are well marked and easy to follow. The education center is developing and will prove to be an asset to the community

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Friday, September 16, 2016

well groomed trail that was easy to find, and well marked. Lots of bridges and birds chirping with a gorgeous walk through the woods while swamp is all around us. great quick trail.

easy trail for beginners, wide path, and nice views. I had no complaints!

Monday, June 20, 2016

nice easy trail with a good lookout to a swamp.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

This is NOT A trail. this is a seasonal road that is a loop. be prepared for some mud! was definitely disappointed when I got here to find out its not a trail at all. however if you follow the road you will find a fingerlakes trail.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

this was a super easy trail to find, and easy to hike. Their wasn't much to see besides leaves and swamps but a good little nature hike. the sign said it was 1.26 miles long an took me less then an hr to complete and we seen a mink at the overlook.

Theirs is no cell service, so make sure you know where your going before you try to use the navigator on your phone :)

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Walked this trail this afternoon combined with Virgil Mt. Area Loop for a 9.1 miles figure 8 hike. Beautiful view of the Valley from "Stone Pile Junction" and an overall nice trail even if muddy at times. Conditions were perfect for a late fall hike with temperature in the mid to high 40s and blue, sunny sky!

on Dabes Diversion Loop

Friday, November 06, 2015

was a good hike but we seen a black bear freaked out an got out of there! super scary!

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Monday, July 06, 2015

Great early morning hike!. With all the rain we've gotten recently, there were understandably a few muddy area, but it wasn't hard to manage. Creek was also a little tricky. The forest is so indescribably beautiful. I even ran into Mr. Dabes himself.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

I walked the easy art trail with my family. About 45 mins if you backtrack instead of loop. Great trail!

This is a good after work hike if you live or work in the area and just need a little fresh air.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Great hike. We parked on the corner of Bleck Rd and Hauck Hill Rd. Took the trail down into the woods right next to where we parked. The trail leads down hill quite quickly, but it isn't a steep hill, and it leads to a small creek which you cross. It was easy on this day because there wasn't much water in the creek. The trail is well marked and maintained. There are a large number of stone walls along the way. The trail even crosses one or two. Great view at the top of the hill, where the red/orange trail meets the white trail, of the mountains and a large field.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

A nice walk in the Kennedy Forest (Cortland County) with moderate elevation change... Not much on its own, only about 4 miles (~1h15min), but can be combine with the Virgil Mountain loop for a nice 9 miles trail! I was scouting the trail as i intend to repeat it this winter on snowshoes!

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Monday, November 05, 2012

A great Cortland county hike. Nice view at the rock pile and the Foxfire lean-to would be a great place for a break or an overnight. The photos look blurry as I had to keep my device in a plastic bag due to the snow, rain & scrapple during the hike.

Combine this with the Virgil Mtn. loop for a figure 8 hike under 10 miles for a great day of hiking.

The only caution is on the creek crossings - some are very tricky when the water is high - look for best spot to cross.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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