Special Hike - Tompkins County Hike #5

Saturday, September 9, 2017  •  9:00 am


  • Hike rating: Distance - 10.6 miles; Terrain - Difficult; Pace - Moderate; Overall rating - Strenuous
  • Event/Trailhead location: FLT Parking in Snowplow Turnaround at NY-79/Slaterville Rd, Large pull off parking for 12 vehicles, except in winter as this is a snow plow turn around´┐Ż(click for map)
  • Contact: Barbara Nussbaum   barbnussb@yahoo.de   607-257-6906

Come try out the Finger Lakes Trail by hiking a 10.6 mile section in Tompkins County with Barbara Nussbaum. This rugged hike encompassing several hills and significant climbs is on the Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s Map 18, in case you have a map or wish to order one from the conference (here’s their Web site to do that and find out more about them: www.fingerlakestrail.org).

We’ll meet at the FLT trailhead at  the snow plow turnaround on NY 79 near the Tompkins-Tioga County Line which will be the end of our hike. We'll leave as many cars as possible there and car pool to the start of our hike at Braley Hill Road in Shindagin Hollow State Forest.  From there we'll be walking eastward past the Shindagin Lean-To through Shindagin Hollow and Potato Hill State Forests.   

Perhaps the outing will inspire participants to tackle the rest of this beautiful, 585-mile foot-trail stretching from Allegheny State Forest into the Catskills.

Bring raingear, wear appropriate footgear, pack a lunch and at least 2 liters of water.

Please email or call the hike leader before the hike date if you plan to attend as we need to arrange car shuttling. This hike may be postponed or modified in inclement weather.

This hike will qualify for the Hike 100 Challenge with the North Country Trail Association. 

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