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Trails in the Finger Lakes

Trail charts for the following counties include difficulty ratings, mileage, and type of trail, along with a reference to a book full of information about the trail (see key to books below). These links open a pdf file. In order to read a pdf, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you can download it now for free.


Watch a video of the trail along Lick Brook in the Sweedler Preserve in Tompkins County.


Cayuga County

Chemung County

Cortland County

Onondaga County

Ontario County

Schuyler County

Seneca County

Steuben County

Tioga County

Tompkins County

Wayne County

Yates County



Thanks to Sue Freeman for providing the trail charts. All Trail information is ©Footprint Press.


Key to Books About Trails

TH - Take A Hike - Family Walks in the Finger Lakes & Genesee Valley Region

THR - Take A Hike - Family Walks in the Rochester Area

TB - Take Your Bike - Family Rides in the Finger Lakes & Genesee Valley Region

TBR - Take Your Bike - Family Rides in the Rochester Area

BD - Birding in Central & Western NY - Best Trails & Water Routes for Finding Birds

ST - Snow Trails - Cross-country Ski & Snowshoe in Central & Western New York

PE - Peak Experiences - Hiking the Highest Summits in NY, County by County

WF - 200 Waterfalls in Central & Western NY - A Finders' Guide




Another great utility is Trail Finder. You can search for any trail in the state by trail name, surface type, use, length, and distance. Parking and accommodations are also noted.




Finally Tioga Country has produced a terrific map of its nearly two dozen hiking and biking trails called the "Guide to the Hiking and Biking Trails of Tioga County."


Updated 15 March 2012








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