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263 mi 423 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 60 Trails Intermediate Trails 65 Trails Hard Trails 26 Trails
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Gems in Southern Tier - 3

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gem Favorite The path near the base of the beautiful Taughannock Falls offers a fantastic look at the water and surrounding amphitheater.

Taughannock Falls

(13) Trumans…, NY
gem Favorite Ithaca Falls remains a gorgeous sight in the winter.

Ithaca Falls

(1) Cayuga…, NY
gem Favorite Seneca Mills Falls.

Seneca Mills and Falls

(2) Penn Yan, NY

Recommended Routes in Southern Tier - 4

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Favorite Taughannock Falls is sublime in the autumn.
Easy/Intermediate

Taughannock Falls via Gorge Trail

1.9 mi 3.0 km 322' Up 98.09 m Up 335' Down 101.99 m Down

Trumans…, NY
Favorite Falls
Intermediate

Buttermilk State Park to Robert Treman State Park

8.5 mi 13.7 km 1,562' Up 476.15 m Up 1,078' Down 328.62 m Down

South Hill, NY
Favorite B1 Trailhead.
Intermediate

Oakley Corners Yellow Trails

4.2 mi 6.7 km 318' Up 96.98 m Up 317' Down 96.77 m Down

Apalachin, NY
Favorite Much of the hike occurs in the woods, surrounded by various types of evergreen and deciduous trees. As the elevation and directions change, so does the ecosystem.
Intermediate/Difficult

Abbot Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km 1,552' Up 472.97 m Up 1,563' Down 476.38 m Down

East It…, NY

Trails in Southern Tier - 147

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Hang Glider Launch Trail
Intermediate
McGraw, NY
Intermediate
McGraw, NY
0.5 mi 0.9 km #2Outer Limits
Difficult
Johnson City, NY
Difficult
Johnson City, NY
0.7 mi 1.2 km #3Teeter Totter Trail
Intermediate
Johnson City, NY
Intermediate
Johnson City, NY
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Yellow 1 (Y1)
Easy
Apalachin, NY
Easy
Apalachin, NY
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Yellow 6 (Y6)
Intermediate
Apalachin, NY
Intermediate
Apalachin, NY
0.1 mi 0.2 km #6Toby
Difficult
Johnson City, NY
Difficult
Johnson City, NY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7South Slope Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
1.9 mi 3.1 km #8Monkey Run Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
6.9 mi 11.1 km #9Cayuga Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
7.0 mi 11.2 km #10Keuka Lake Outlet Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Penn Yan, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Penn Yan, NY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Tinker Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
McGraw, NY
Easy/Intermediate
McGraw, NY
6.7 mi 10.8 km #12Abbot Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Gorge Trail
Intermediate
South Hill, NY
Intermediate
South Hill, NY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Creek Trail
Intermediate
Endwell, NY
Intermediate
Endwell, NY
6.2 mi 9.9 km #15Skyline Trail
Intermediate
McGraw, NY
Intermediate
McGraw, NY
8.7 mi 14.0 km #16Black Diamond Trail
Easy
Trumansburg, NY
Easy
Trumansburg, NY
1.2 mi 1.9 km #17Gorge Trail
Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
1.0 mi 1.6 km #18Beebe Lake Trail
Easy
East Ithaca, NY
Easy
East Ithaca, NY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #19Gorge Trail
Easy
Trumansburg, NY
Easy
Trumansburg, NY
15.5 mi 25.0 km #20Catharine Valley Trail
Easy
Horseheads North, NY
Easy
Horseheads North, NY

Photos of Southern Tier - 50

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Investigating the large ferns growing along the Monkey Run Trail.
Jun 23, 2020 near Northea…, NY
Falls
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY
Upper Gorge Trail, Watkins Glen, NY
Mar 18, 2019 near Watkins…, NY
Oakley Corners Lake, courtesy of CNY-Hiking.
Dec 31, 2015 near Apalachin, NY
Falls on the gorge trail
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY
The path near the base of the beautiful Taughannock Falls offers a fantastic look at the water and surrounding amphitheater.
Mar 1, 2017 near Trumans…, NY
Taughannock Falls is sublime in the autumn.
Feb 24, 2017 near Trumans…, NY
Imperious hemlocks of the Interlocken Trail, and an inquisitive dog.
Jun 24, 2020 near Trumans…, NY