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Finger Lakes Trail System
Bristol Hills Trail


Wagon Wheel
Campground
to
Urbana State Forest

Bog Nature Trail

The Bristol Hills Trail is a branch trail of the 900+ mile Finger Lakes Trail System.  The trail winds over 50 miles from its northern terminus at Ontario County Park, through Naples, NY and on to it's southern terminus at the main Finger Lakes/North Country Trail near Mitchellsville, NY.  The trail is marked with orange blazes and passes through numerous state forest and Hi Tor WMA.  It is a great long weekend backpacking hike for those who have a shuttle.

Faber Lake sign along the Bristol Hills Trail

This section covers the trail from Wagon Wheel Campground to Two Rod Rd.  Some of this section is on private property and part of the trail passes through Urbana State Forest.  From Wagon Wheel Campground the trail soon leaves the road to follow a ravine along an old washed out road.  Then the trail follows the abandoned section of Edwards Road.

From here the Bristol Hills Trail meets the former Fiona Loop Trail.  The Fiona Loop Trail was closed in 2014 and hikers should stay off the private property.

Trail at Bean Station Road

The trail passes two small lakes on its way toward County Route 77, then crosses several small and large bridges over streams.  The trail then crosses Bean Station Road with parking 200 feet to the east of the trail.  The trail now ascends and passes a restored cemetery on your left before reaching the very large Evangeline Shelter also on your left.  This shelter has a loft, cooking fireplace, tent camping, campfire and outhouse.  This huge shelter was built in 2000 after the original shelter was destroyed by fire in 1999.

Evangeline Shelter

The trail enters Urbana State Forest and soon reaches the junction with the blue blazed Bog Nature Trail.  This trail creates a 4.3 loop hike called the Urbana Bog Nature Trail Loop.  The Bristol Hills Trail will pass an observation deck of the bog.  The trail will pass the southern terminus of the Bog Nature Trail on its way to Two Rod Road and the end of this section.

Huckleberry Bog Trail Register

Look below for a map and a more detailed description of this section of the Bristol Hills Trail.

You can help support this trail by purchasing official Bristol Hills Trail maps from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference or volunteer!   You can also find the latest trail conditions from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference website under the "trail conditions" link.

Mile Elevation Description of Trail from north to south
0.0 1354 ft

Wagon Wheel Campground store is on your left.

0.05 1370 ft

Leave road & trail follows an old washed out road up a ravine.  Orange Blazes.

0.2 1455 ft

Trail turns left on abandoned section of Edwards Rd.

0.5 1590 ft

Junction on the right of the former Fiona Loop Trail.

NOTE: Fiona Loop Trail is closed.

1.3 1496 ft

Right on Faber Lakes Road.

1.8 1618 ft

Junction on the right of the former Fiona Loop Trail.  Trail turns left.  Trail register.

NOTE: Fiona Loop Trail is closed.

1.95 1611 ft

Trail veers right.  Soon begin steep descent.

2.35 1311 ft

Cross County Route 77.  Parking.

3.2 1370 ft

Cross Bean Station Road.  Begin ascending.

3.4 1501 ft

Evangeline Shelter.  Soon enter Urbana State Forest.

3.9 1804 ft

Junction on right with blue blazed Bog Nature Trail, then trail turns left following grassy lane

4.5 1868 ft

Trail turns right.

4.6 1869 ft

Bog observation deck & junction of 0.1 mile blue blazed spur trail

5.15 1843 ft

Trail veers right

5.4 1816 ft

Trail crosses abandoned Wixom Road.

5.55 1772 ft

Cross stream, then trail register and then junction on right with blue blazed Bog Nature Trail.  Bristol Hills Trail turns left.

6.1 1692 ft

Cross Glen Brook Road.

6.45 1626 ft

Cross Glen Brook.

6.7 1774 ft

Reach Two Rod Rd.  Parking.  End of this section.  For a continuation see Urbana State Forest to main Finger Lakes/North County Trail JCT.

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