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Connecticut Hill WMA
Directions: From Ithaca, NY: NY 13 south to NY 327 (turn right). NY 327 past Robert Tremen State Park, turn left on Trumbull Corners Road. Turn Right on Rumsey Hill Road and follow road to end. Turn left on Black Oak Road. Road will become a dirt road and passes a couple of FLT trail crossings, but continue down road. Road veers sharply to the right, passing towers on your left.
You will now come to a "T" where the main road veers left, however this is where you will turn right. Follow the dirt road to just prior to the towers and at the FLT/NCT trail crossing. There is parking either at the towers or along the side of the road. Start you hike on the FLT that is on the same side as the towers. The GPS coordinates are N42 23.156 W76 40.113 for those who have a gps devise.
Notes: A popular loop hike in Connecticut Hill WMA. Bob Cameron was a former manager of Connecticut Hill WMA. Part of this hike is on the "isolated" section of Robert Tremen State Park. Be sure to follow the blazes carefully as there are sections of this hike where it is very easy to "wonder off" the main trail.
Mile Elevation Description 0.0 2080 ft
From Tower Rd, head west along the Finger Lakes/North Country Trail. Follow the white blazes.
0.03 2090 ft 0.25 2004 ft
Junction of the "loop" just after double blaze. Turn left and follow orange blazes.
0.8 1839 ft 1.1 1748 ft
Trail veers right.
1.2 1668 ft
Cross stream. Low point of hike. Begin Ascending.
1.25 1700 ft
Trail veers left away from ravine.
1.7 1832 ft 1.8 1884 ft
Trail turn sharply left. Orange blaze ahead looks to have "X" through it. This is the TRAIL!
2.4 2004 ft
Junction of the "loop". Continue straight.
2.63 2090 ft
End of the Bob Cameron Trail. Turn right on the Finger Lakes/North Country Trail. Follow the white blazes.
2.66 2080 ft
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