Notices for hikers

This page contains important notices to club members and trail users. It covers trails maintained by the Cayuga Trails Club, plus additional sections of the FLT described in the Guide to Hiking Trails of the Finger Lakes Region.

Please check this page if you are planning a hike. Also, check the Finger Lakes Trail Conference trail conditions at

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Sep. 12, 16


A new trail route (white-blazed Finger Lakes Trail) has been completed and is now open between map M16 mile 14.7 (intersection of the white-blazed FLT and the yellow-blazed Bock - Harvey Forest Preserve Loop Trail spur) eastward to mile 16.1 (Hines Rd.).

The new trail travels eastbound as follows:

  • from the trail intersection at mile 14.7, continue eastward; cross from the FLTC Bock - Harvey Forest Preserve onto private property in .15 mile.
  • follow the white-blazed FLT along field hedgerow (white blazes are painted on trees along the hedgerow).  Turn left/north following intersecting hedgerow (white-blazed on trees to your right).
  • follow hedgerow hugging trail into forest; trail makes sudden eastward turn into forest and follows creek (will be on your right).  
  • Follow forest trail (white-blazed FLT); trail will eventually come out onto cropfield (trail now headed northward) with hedgerow on right.  Follow white-blazed hedgerow approx. .5 mile northward to Rockwell Rd.
  • Turn east/right on Rockwell Rd. and walk for approx. .15 mile. FLT trail-head will be on your right.
  • Turn right/south into forest on private property.  Follow white-blazed FLT for approx. .75 mile to Hines Rd. (trail will be oriented eastward at this point).  
  • Cross Hines Rd. and continue on white-blazed FLT eastward toward RH Treman State Park.

Please be careful to follow FLT white-blazes and stay on the Finger Lakes Trail.  This reroute was made possible by very generous private property owners; please respect private property and use the Finger Lakes Trail accordingly. - P. Warrender - Trail


Jun. 4, 17

ATTENTION: M18 Trail Section re-routed and now off-road!

New trail route on map M18 (directions are W>E):

  • Mile 9.5, cross Old 76 Road onto abandoned section of McGrath Road at gate.
  • Mile 10.0, leave old road, continue straight east and cross stream before entering Potato Hill State Forest.
  • Mile 11.4, Level Green Road (dirt, shoulder parking); cross road slightly diagonally right and back into woods.

HIKERS NOTE:  There is NO CAMPING OR CAMP FIRES ALLOWED between Old 76 Road and Potato Hill State Forest.  Please obey the NO CAMPING signs posted along the trail in this area.

Please note that a hunting closure will exist on this trail section from October 1 to December 22.  The former road walk (Old 76 Rd., Yaple Rd., Level Green Rd.) will remain as the hunting season reroute.

We thank the very generous private property owners for the opportunity to open this section of trail. - P. Warrender


May. 19, 17


This notice is for the main Finger Lakes Trail from the crossing of White church Road east to the state forest boundary west of Braley Hill road.  Private logging operations will begin May 22, 2017 and continue for several weeks in the vicinity of and across the path of the FLT.  Hikers should avoid this area until this notice has been removed indicating the logging activity is finished and the trail restored.  Thank you for your cooperation.  The alternative route would be the same as the hunting season alternate indicated on map M-18; White church Road, Rt 113, Bald Hill road, Grove School Road, Bald Hill School Road, Braley Hill Road.  For everyones safety please avoid the section of trail until further notice. - David Priester


Sep. 16, 11

The white-blazed Finger Lakes Trail is closed from the trail crossing on Old 76 Road in Caroline, NY to Level Green Road in Caroline, NY. (M18), and in effect, the trail now follows the following road-walk route:

  • Hiking west to east on the FLT, turn left (northwest) on Old 76 Road, and follow for approximately 1 mile to right turn (northeast) onto Yaple Road. 
  • Follow Yaple Road for approximately 1.25 miles to right turn(southeast) on Level Green Road. 
  • Follow Level Green Road approximately 1.25 miles to white-blazed FLT trail entrance on left (northeast) side of road.

This section is closed due to withdrawl of permission from a landowner.  Please respect this preference and  stay off of this section of trail. - P Warrender - Trails

FLT rerouted by beaver, Hammond Hill State Forest

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