Best trails in Cortland

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Looking for a great trail near Cortland, New York? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Robert H. Treman State Park or Taughannock Falls State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Carpenter Falls Unique Area or Connecticut Hill State Game Management Area. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Cortland ranging from 4.1 to 9 miles and from 1,338 to 2,129 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cortland
Top trails (8)
#1 - Virgil Mountain Trail
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Virgil Mountain Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortland, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#2 - Dabes Diversion Loop
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Dabes Diversion Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cortland, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, traShow more
#3 - Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture Trails
Lime Hollow Nature Center
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 44 m
Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture Trails is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Cortland, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers aShow more
#4 - Figure 8 Trail
Kennedy State Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
This state forest has a great trail system featuring over 10 miles of the North Country Trail/Finger Lakes Trail as the main trail through the forest with several side trails that offer many loop hikeShow more
#5 - Tuller Hill, Snyder Hill and Woodchuck Hollow
Tuller Hill State Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Tuller Hill, Snyder Hill and Woodchuck Hollow is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cortland, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is Show more
#6 - Greek Peak Nordic Ski Center
Cortland, New York
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Greek Peak Nordic Ski Center is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cortland, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#7 - Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary Trails
Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary Trails is a 1.3 mile loop trail located near Cortland, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible yeShow more
#8 - Tioughnioga River
Cortland, New York
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Length: 19.1 mi
Kayaking in Cortland to Marathon (right across the American Legion building). There is a bald eagle nest and an eagle in the nest just before Messengerville on the right hand side.Show more