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Excelsior Glen

Tuesday 07/30/2024 4:00 pm

Hike rating:

Distance – 3 miles; Terrain – Difficult – change in elevation about 700 feet; Pace – Moderate; Overall rating – Strenuous;

Event/Trailhead location:

Shoulder parking on Jolly Rd., a gravel road that runs between Route 79 and county Route 9.  Jolly Rd. branches off Route 79 just uphill of the intersection of Route 79 with Route 414 in Watkins Glen.  From Route 79, the trailhead is 0.4 miles east and uphill (click for map).

Hike Leader:
Polley McClure

Contact:

Hike leader contact information will be sent in the email acknowledging that you have registered for this hike. 

Hike Details:

Embark on a thrilling 3-mile out-and-back hike with Polley McClure rated as strenuous due to its steep inclines. Our adventure will take us along the Finger Lakes Trail in scenic Excelsior Glen.

The journey starts at the Jolly Road trailhead for the Finger Lakes Trail, located in the Town of Burdett, Schuyler County. To get there, simply set your GPS to 3483 Jolly Road, Burdett.

Be prepared for a challenging creek crossing that could include slippery rocks. It’s important to assess your ability to handle this obstacle and to bring along hiking poles for extra support.

For this summer hike, opt for lightweight clothing, durable boots, and don’t forget to pack water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Should you need assistance finding the starting point, don’t hesitate to reach out to the hike leader via email.

Remember to revisit this space on the day of the hike for any updates or a potential cancellation.

Registration is open!

Register

Registration Confirmation: You will receive an email if your registration was successful. (Check your spam folder if you don’t find it.)

EMAIL THE LEADER IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING!  Please be courteous to your volunteer hike leader and fellow hikers by notifying the leader if you will not be able to join this hike.

ALL HIKERS/TRAIL-WORKERS PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN RISK
Those persons enjoying the Finger Lakes Trail and/or activities sponsored by the Cayuga Trails Club, or the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, accept full personal responsibility for their own well being, and for the well being of a minor when acting in the capacity of parent or guardian. Further, participants understand that hiking, snowshoeing, and trail work are rigorous activities, often conducted in rugged outdoor conditions subject to variations in weather and terrain, and which may involve the risk of injury or death.  Each participant is fully responsible for their own safety and for selecting activities that are consistent with their physical capabilities.

BY CHECKING THE “ACCEPT RISK” BOX BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THE ABOVE  INFORMATION AND UNDERSTAND THAT I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN SAFETY AND AM PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY AT MY OWN RISK.

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