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Cortland, New York

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  • Newark Valley, New York

    Jenksville State Forest Loop

    3.44 mi / 413 ft gain
    Jenksville State Forest Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Newark Valley, New York.
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  • Ithaca, New York

    Hike the Thayer Preserve Loop at Lick Brook

    0.8 mi / 100 ft gain
    On Townline road, park at the pulloff where you'll see arrows pointing to the "Thayer Loop Trail" and a kiosk describing the trail. This trail is a short trail that travels along the side of Lick Brook overlooking several small cascades and waterfalls. For a section it also passes by a small farm...
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  • Ithaca, New York

    Hike Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook

    5.0
    1.6 mi / 500 ft gain
    Trailheads and parking are on both Sandbank and Townline Roads, with elevations ranging from 280-330m. Follow the white blazes of the Finger Lakes trail downhill with views of the gorge, and wind through massive oak and maple trees. At the bottom of the hill (about 100m of elevation), you can en...
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  • Trumansburg, New York

    Explore Smith Woods

    5.0
    0.5 mi / -30 ft gain
    Smith Woods is a 32 acre old growth forest in Trumansburg, NY, directly across from the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Start by parking in the Shur Save parking lot, and walk to the corner of the woods where you will find a sign and trail blazes. The trail is an easy .5 mile loop hike through the wood...
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  • Ithaca, New York

    Rim Trail and Gorge Trail Loop

    0.8 mi / 30 ft gain
    Rim Trail and Gorge Trail Loop is a 0.9 loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Newfield, New York.
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  • Newfield, New York

    Hike Treman State Park

    5.0
    3 mi / -400 ft gain
    Starting in the parking area, choose which direction of the loop to take (all of which will take you to Lucifer Falls). You can choose to do a shorter, 1 - mile loop around the falls, or go further to the lower section of the park (approximately 3 miles).There is also a campground conveniently l...
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  • Manlius, New York

    Three Falls Woods

    2.74 mi / 253 ft gain
    Three Falls Woods is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Manlius, New Yorkv.
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  • Union Springs, New York

    Great Gully Falls Trail

    1.63 mi / 164 ft gain
    Great Gully Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Union Springs, New York.
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  • Cazenovia, New York

    Hike to Chittenango Falls

    4.7
    Chittenango is a great place to hang out and take pictures for a couple of hours. It is a very short hike and the trail takes you from the top of the falls on one side, down to the bottom, across the river, and then up to the top on the other side. The whole trail only takes about 45 min and is a...
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  • Endwell, New York

    Hike the IBM Glen Preserve

    4.8
    1.7 mi / 400 ft gain
    From the parking lot follow the only trail heading downhill, the yellow trail. At the first and second forks in the trail, stay left remaining on the yellow trail. When you reach the creek, I prefer to trek through the creek on a summer day.However the yellow trial crosses the creek and continues...
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  • Apalachin, New York

    Hike and Birdwatch the Apalachin Marsh

    5.0
    1 mi
    Park on the gravel "pull-off" West-bound on Route 434 in Apalachin (See pin). Walk along the fence and turn into the opening where you'll go through a tunnel about 20 yards long. From there you're in the preserve where you can hike the yellow trail, leading to the Bird Blind and other scenic over...
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  • Apalachin, New York

    Hike the West Gorge Trail at Waterman Conservation Center

    1.3 mi
    Park anywhere near the conservation center when you pull into the parking lot and head towards the open field where a map kiosk stands. Follow the green trail markers (West Gorge Trail) to the creek where it follows along and intersect at about 0.4 miles. From here connect to follow the yellow tr...
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  • Vestal, New York

    Hike the Wetlands Loop, BU Nature Preserve

    4.0
    1.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Park across from the Nature Preserve Kiosk where you can pay to park ($1 for 30 mins) ask an attendant for directions at the entrance of the university for ease of navigation through campus. The lot is clearly marked however and is titled 'Lot M0'Follow trail markers to hike around the Marsh and ...
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  • Burdett, New York

    Explore Hector Falls

    The waterfall is not far from Watkins Glen State Park, just a few miles north on route 414 on the east side of the lake. If you are out chasing waterfalls, this is an easy and beautiful spot to make a quick stop. This is roadside, but there is plenty of shoulder along the road to pull off and ta...
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  • Montour Falls, New York

    Eagle Cliff Falls

    0.29 mi / 128 ft gain
    Eagle Cliff Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Montour Falls, New York.
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  • Montour Falls, New York

    Shequaga Falls

    0.09 mi / 23 ft gain
    Shequaga Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Montour Falls, New York.
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