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Burnt Hill Trail

 

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The Burnt Hill Trail is located on the southern end of the Forest, extending south from Picnic Area Road.  It crosses shrub-lands and pastures, and offers beautiful vistas along the way.  It is a primitive trail with a natural tread.  It has gravel in wet areas and is mowed through the fenced pastures.  Please close gates behind you when you are entering/leaving a pasture. The trail intersects the Interloken Trail and the Backbone Trail. 

A great 3.8 mile loop can be created utilizing the Burnt Hill Trail and the Interloken Trail called the "Burnt Hill Loop".

Trail Facts

Length:  2.5 miles one way
Max. Elevation Change: 134 feet
Amount of use:  Moderate
Feature:  Views
Hiking level:  Easy
Use restrictions:  No motorized vehicles except snowmobiles when conditions permit.

Caution: Be aware Horses, Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Skiers and Snowmobilers use this trail in season. Trails are closed to horse users from March 15th thru May 1st due to muddy conditions.

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Entering a pasture thru a gate on the Burnt Hill Trail

Directions

From the South: take NY 17 (I-86 in some areas) to exit 52 (Watkins Glen exit/NY 14 North).  In Watkins Glen, turn right on NY 414 North, at the Fourth St. intersection go approximately 9 miles north, past the Hector Ranger Station of the Finger Lakes National Forest on the right.  The next asphalt road ½ mile past this on the right is Schuyler County Route 2.  Turn right and go 4.1 miles east past County Route 4 to the View Point parking area (just east of the Blueberry Patch Campground).   The trail is located on the south side of the road.  

From the North: take I-90 to exit 41 (NY 414 south to Hector, NY) the second asphalt road on the left past Wickham’s Plaza (1/2 mile) is County Route 2, turn left and go 4.1 miles east past County Route 4 to the View Point parking area (just east of the Blueberry Patch Campground).   The trail is located on the south side of the road.  

 

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