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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 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 - 6

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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 Hinchcliff Family Preserve
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
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 Labrador Pond from overlook.
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
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

Southern Tier Hiking

  • 390 Miles 627 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 71 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 102 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 24 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southern Tier - 191

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Hang Glider Launch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
McGraw, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
McGraw, NY
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2Monkey Run Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
6.9 mi 11.1 km #3Cayuga Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Northeast Ithaca, NY
1.1 mi 1.7 km #4Six Mile Creek
Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
Difficult
East Ithaca, NY
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Gorge Trail
Intermediate
South Hill, NY
Intermediate
South Hill, NY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #6Otisco Lake Trail
Difficult
Marcellus, NY
Difficult
Marcellus, NY
0.8 mi 1.2 km #7South Slope Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Watkins Glen, NY
3.4 mi 5.4 km #8Highland Forest Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Cazenovia, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Cazenovia, NY
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9Red Pine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Hill, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
South Hill, NY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Road to Fillmore Glen Dam
Easy
Moravia, NY
Easy
Moravia, NY

Photos of Southern Tier - 61

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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
Devil's Falls
Jul 28, 2021 near South Hill, NY