The 16,212-acre Finger Lakes National Forest lies on a ridge between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State and is the only national forest in New York State.
We will hike in the southern section, roughly 10 miles from Watkins Glen. The 3.5 mile loop will include the South Slope Trail, a section of the Finger Lakes Trail, and one of its branch trails, the Interloken Trail. We’ll stop approximately halfway at Dunham Lean-To to enjoy the view and have a snack/lunch.
There will be a 2 mile option for those wanting a shorter hike. Round trip with break will be approximately 3 hours.
Medium level of difficulty – the trail won’t be flat, but we won’t be mountain climbing, either.
Bring: Dress for the weather and walking, and bring your preferred hydration source and a snack/lunch. Bugs likely won’t be a problem, but consider bringing your favorite sun and bug protection just in case.
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