Guide to Hiking Trails
of the

Finger Lakes Region


12th Edition, 2009

© Copyright 2011, Cayuga Trails Club, Inc., Ithaca, NY


Table of Contents

Preface to 12th Edition


Geology of the Finger Lakes Region

History of the Region

Suggestions for Hikers

Use of Trails

Useful Web Sites


Trail Head Coordinates

Part I - Main Finger Lakes Trail, Loops, and Side Trails: Birdseye Hollow Road to Tone Road


Some Historical Highlights of the Finger Lakes Trail and Cayuga Trails Club

Some Named Places on the Finger Lakes Trail

South Bradford Section:
Steuben County Road 96 to Maple Lane

Sugar Hill Section: Maple Lane to NY Route 14

Seneca Lake Section: NY Route 14 to Schuyler County Road 6

Queen Catharine Marsh Loop Trail

Montour Falls Historic Loop Trail

Interloken Trail

Texas Hollow Loop Trail

Connecticut Hill Section: Schuyler County Road 6 to NY Routes 13/34/96

Van Lone Hill Loop Trail

Bob Cameron Loop Trail

Danby Section: NY Routes 13/34/96 to Junction of  Heisey and Eastman Hill Roads

Buttermilk Falls Spur

Abbott Loop Trail

Caroline Section: Junction of Heisey and Eastman Hill Roads to NY Route 38

Virgil Mountain Section: NY Route 38 to Tone Road

Spanish Loop Trail

Irvin Trail Trail

Swedish Loop Trail

International Loop

Virgil Mountain Loop Trail

Part II - Cayuga Trail: Stewart Avenue to NY Route 13 to Unnamed Road in Varna

Part III - Other Trails and Places of Interest near Ithaca

Finger Lakes State Parks

Robert H. Treman State Park

Buttermilk Falls State Park

Taughannock Falls State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Fillmore Glen State Park

The Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

Cornell Plantations

Finger Lakes National Forest

Finger Lakes Land Trust Nature Preserves

Also in the Ithaca Area

Selected Bibliography

Appendix: FLT Trail Head Coordinates



Thirteen Finger Lakes Trail System map sheets: South Bradford sec-tion (M13), Sugar Hill section (M14), Seneca Lake section (M15), Connecticut Hill section (M16), Danby section (M17), Caroline sec-tion (M18), Virgil Mountain section (M19), Interloken Trail (I1), Queen Catharine Marsh Loop Trail (QCMLT), Montour Falls Historic Loop Trail (MFHLT), Abbott Loop Trail, International Loop, and Virgil Mountain Area Loops. The Cayuga Trail, which is not part of the Finger Lakes Trail System, is on a separate map.



Portion of typical map



Typical map legend


Typical trail description on back of map