Notices for hikers

This page contains important notices to club members and trail users. It covers trails maintained by the Cayuga Trails Club, plus additional sections of the FLT described in the Guide to Hiking Trails of the Finger Lakes Region.

Please check this page if you are planning a hike. Also, check the Finger Lakes Trail Conference trail conditions at http://www.fltconference.org/trail/go-hiking/trail-conditions/trail-condition-notices/

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Sep. 23, 17

M18

Attention Hikers!

2017-2018 HUNTING SEASON TRAIL CLOSURES for FLT Map M18

Please note the following hunting season trail closures along the Finger Lakes Trail for map M18.

Map M18 and the FLTC-website Interactive Map System also exhibit recommended hunting closure hiking reroutes.  Please use these reroutes during the hunting season and DO NOT hike on the FLT where private-property owners have requested that the trail be closed to use during the noted hunting seasons.

Where: Map M17, Mile 16.5 (Durfee Hill Rd. @ NYS Rt.96B) to Map M18, Mile 1.3 (Coddington Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: 7.3 Mile bypass is via Durfee HillRd., Hornbrook Rd., Marsh Rd., Deputron Hollow Rd., and Coddington Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M18, Mile 2.9 (White Church Rd.) to Mile 4.5 (Braley Hill Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 22
  • Description: The 1 mile bypass is via White Church Rd., Bald Hill Rd., Grove School Rd., Bald Hill School Rd., and Braley Hill Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M18, Mile 9.4 (Old 76 Rd.) to Mile 11.3 (Level Green Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 22
  • Description: The 3.3 mile bypass is via Old 76 Rd., Yaple Rd. and Level Green Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M18, Mile 12.6 (Blackman Hill Rd.) to Map M18, Mile 14.9 (NYS Rt.79)

  • When: October 1 to December 20, and May 1 to May 31
  • Description: The 3.9 mile blue-blazed bypass on Blackman Hill Rd., Level Green Rd., and NYS Rt. 79.
- P. Warrender
Sep. 23, 17

M17

Attention Hikers!

2017-2018 HUNTING SEASON TRAIL CLOSURES for FLT Map M17

Please note the following hunting season trail closures along the Finger Lakes Trail for map M17.

Map M17 and the FLTC-website Interactive Map System also exhibit recommended hunting closure hiking reroutes.  Please use these reroutes during the hunting season and DO NOT hike on the FLT where private-property owners have requested that the trail be closed to use during the noted hunting seasons.

Where: Map M17, Buttermilk Falls Spur Trail

  • When: October 1 to December 22
  • Description: This spur trail is closed Oct. 1 – Dec. 22 for hunting from the eastern boundary of the Thayer Preserve to W. King Rd. The 0.9 mile bypass is via Town Line Rd. (go north), Sandbank Rd., and W. King Rd.

Where: Map M17, Mile 3.2 (Town Line Rd. @ Layen Rd.) to Mile 4.7 (Bruce Hill Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: The 3.7 mile bypass is via Layen Rd., Jersey Hill Rd., Gunderman Rd. and Comfort Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M17, Mile 4.7 (Bruce Hill Rd.) to Mile 7.3 (Comfort Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25 AND May 1 to May 31
  • Description: (October 1 to December 25) Follow 7 mile bypass is via Layen Rd., Jersey Hill Rd., Gunderman Rd. and Comfort Rd., as shown.
  • Description: (May 1 to May 31) Follow 2.5 mile bypass is via Bruce Hill Rd., Gunderman Rd. and Comfort Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M17, Mile 16.5 (Durfee Hill Rd. @ NYS Rt.96B) to Map M18, Mile 1.3 (Coddington Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: 7.3 Mile bypass is via Durfee HillRd., Hornbrook Rd., Marsh Rd., Deputron Hollow Rd., and Coddington Rd., as shown.
- P. Warrender
Sep. 23, 17

M15

Attention Hikers!

2017-2018 HUNTING SEASON TRAIL CLOSURES for FLT Map M15

Please note the following hunting season trail closures along the Finger Lakes Trail for map M15.

Map M15 and the FLTC-website Interactive Map System also exhibit recommended hunting closure hiking reroutes.  Please use these reroutes during the hunting season and DO NOT hike on the FLT where private-property owners have requested that the trail be closed to use during the noted hunting seasons.

Where: Map M15, Mile 5.9 (Access 4, Willow St.) to Mile 7.7 (Satterly Hill Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25, AND May 1 – May 31
  • Description: Just before the twin tunnels the trail goes left on a farm road (shoulder parking), and then left on old RR bed. Note: Trail on private land closed by landowner for hunting between the Twin Tunnels and the Finger Lakes National Forest boundary to the north. By-pass using Satterly Hill Road, as shown.

Where: Map M15, Mile 12.9 (Access 9, South Hill Rd.) to Mile 14.0 (Texas Hollow Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: Bypass using NY 79 and Texas Hollow Rd, as shown.
- P. Warrender
Sep. 12, 16

M16

ATTENTION HIKERS!

A new trail route (white-blazed Finger Lakes Trail) has been completed and is now open between map M16 mile 14.7 (intersection of the white-blazed FLT and the yellow-blazed Bock - Harvey Forest Preserve Loop Trail spur) eastward to mile 16.1 (Hines Rd.).

The new trail travels eastbound as follows:

  • from the trail intersection at mile 14.7, continue eastward; cross from the FLTC Bock - Harvey Forest Preserve onto private property in .15 mile.
  • follow the white-blazed FLT along field hedgerow (white blazes are painted on trees along the hedgerow).  Turn left/north following intersecting hedgerow (white-blazed on trees to your right).
  • follow hedgerow hugging trail into forest; trail makes sudden eastward turn into forest and follows creek (will be on your right).  
  • Follow forest trail (white-blazed FLT); trail will eventually come out onto cropfield (trail now headed northward) with hedgerow on right.  Follow white-blazed hedgerow approx. .5 mile northward to Rockwell Rd.
  • Turn east/right on Rockwell Rd. and walk for approx. .15 mile. FLT trail-head will be on your right.
  • Turn right/south into forest on private property.  Follow white-blazed FLT for approx. .75 mile to Hines Rd. (trail will be oriented eastward at this point).  
  • Cross Hines Rd. and continue on white-blazed FLT eastward toward RH Treman State Park.

Please be careful to follow FLT white-blazes and stay on the Finger Lakes Trail.  This reroute was made possible by very generous private property owners; please respect private property and use the Finger Lakes Trail accordingly. - P. Warrender - Trail

FLT rerouted by beaver, Hammond Hill State Forest

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