The Hammond Hill State Forest Multiple Use Trail System has been designed to offer family-based recreation for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and crosscountry skiing. The 19-mile Hammond Hill trail system is a cooperative effort between the Cayuga Nordic Ski Club, the Friends of Hammond Hill, the Dryden- Caroline Drifters Snowmobile Club, the Town of Dryden, the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, and the DEC.
The trails are classified by user ability. Beginner trails have very gentle slopes and are fairly short in length. Intermediate trails have gentle to somewhat steep slopes and are moderate in length. Advanced trails have gentle to steep slopes. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing are allowed on the yellow, blue, red, and green trails.
Yellow Trails - total 5.6 miles in length.
- Y1 - intermediate trail 1.9 miles long
- Y2 - beginner trail .6 miles long
- Y3 - intermediate trail .6 miles long
- Y4 - intermediate trail 1.0 miles long
- Y5 - advanced trail 1.3 miles long
- Y6 - beginner trail .2 miles long
- Y7 - beginner trail .5 miles long
- Y8 - intermediate trail .4 miles long
Blue trail - intermediate trail 1.4 miles long
Red Trails - 1.7 miles in length.
- R1 - advanced trail .6 miles long
- R2 - advanced trail 1.1 miles long
Green Trails are 1.7 miles in length.
- G1 - advanced trail .8 miles long
- G2 - intermediate trail .7 miles long
- G3 - advanced trail .2 miles long
Orange/Snowmobile - Trails are 5.6 miles in length. The trails are designated as a corridor snowmobile trail. However, other recreational activities allowed on the orange trails are hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and some cross-country skiing.
The Finger Lakes Hiking Trail (FLT) section on Hammond Hill is approximately 3.2 miles in length and signed with white blazes. Hiking is the primary use but skiing and snowshoeing is allowed during the winter.
Trail Use Guidelines
- Pass only in flat areas. A faster trail user should vocally indicate the desire to pass; the slower trail user should yield by moving to the right where possible.
- Try not to pass on a downhill.
- Downhill skiers have the right-of-way.
- If you fall, move off the trail immediately.
- Do not hike or bike in the ski tracks.
- Donít hike, bike or ski alone.
- Carry warm clothing, map and compass, water, and quick energy foods.
Information: DEC Lands and Forests Office, (607) 753-3095 ext. 217
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