Hammond Hill Recreational Trail Map

trail descriptions and guidelines below map

Trail Descriptions

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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