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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

(14) Trumans…, NY
gem Favorite View of Ithaca Falls from half-way in

Ithaca Falls

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

Seneca Mills and Falls

(2) Penn Yan, NY

Recommended Routes in Southern Tier - 8

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Favorite Taughannock Falls is sublime in the autumn.
Easy/Intermediate 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
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Favorite Hinchcliff Family Preserve
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Ripley Hill to Hinchcliffe to High Vista Preserves

6.7 mi 10.8 km 1,116' Up 340.28 m Up 1,117' Down 340.39 m Down

Homer, NY
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Favorite While they're much smaller than Taughannock, the lower falls near the parking area are still beautiful in their own right.
Intermediate Intermediate

South and North Rim of Taughannock State Park

3.1 mi 4.9 km 520' Up 158.36 m Up 552' Down 168.16 m Down

Trumans…, NY
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Favorite Falls
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Labrador Pond from overlook.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Tinker Falls Upper Loop

8.5 mi 13.6 km 1,500' Up 457.1 m Up 1,502' Down 457.9 m Down

McGraw, NY
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Favorite B1 Trailhead.
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Early spring mud on the trail.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Greenwood Park - #5 of the Broome County Dozen Challenge

3.4 mi 5.5 km 442' Up 134.57 m Up 438' Down 133.53 m Down

Endicott, NY
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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 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
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Southern Tier Hiking

  • 398 Miles 640 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 110 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 139 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 26 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southern Tier - 267

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1.1 mi 1.7 km #1Six Mile Creek
Difficult Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
Difficult Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Hang Glider Launch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
McGraw, NY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
McGraw, NY
19.4 mi 31.2 km #3Finger Lakes Trail :Urbana to Hammondsport
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sylvan Beach, NY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sylvan Beach, NY
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Monkey Run Loop
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #5Tinker Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
McGraw, NY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
McGraw, NY
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6Gorge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Hill, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
South Hill, NY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #7Otisco Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Marcellus, NY
Difficult Difficult
Marcellus, NY
0.8 mi 1.2 km #8South Slope Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9Red Pine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
South Hill, NY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
South Hill, NY
0.5 mi 0.9 km #10Outer Limits
Difficult Difficult
Johnson City, NY
Difficult Difficult
Johnson City, NY

Photos of Southern Tier - 68

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Oakley Corners Lake, courtesy of CNY-Hiking.
Dec 31, 2015 near Apalachin, NY
Taughannock Falls is sublime in the autumn.
Feb 24, 2017 near Trumans…, 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
Falls on the gorge trail
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY
Falls
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY
Upper Gorge Trail, Watkins Glen, NY
Mar 18, 2019 near Watkins…, NY
Investigating the large ferns growing along the Monkey Run Trail.
Jun 23, 2020 near Northea…, NY
A spire along the Gorge Trail
Oct 18, 2022 near South Hill, NY

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