The Finger Lakes Trail

New York’s Premier Footpath Since 1962

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Recent Trail Notices

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FLT50 & FLT100

The Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s annual FLT50 challenge is back! We have included a higher challenge for those wanting to do more miles, the FLT100!

The challenge is FREE! All miles completed on trails within the Finger Lakes Trail system in calendar year 2024 will count – this includes branch trails, miles from your favorite hikes that you do over and over again, and total miles for out-and-back hikes. All miles hiked on the FLT from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024 can be included.


Are you a member of the FLT?  Members receive discounts on items purchased in the store and a subscription the Finger Lakes Trail News magazine along with other benefits.

Not sure if your membership is current or not?  Log into your account and go to “My Membership” to see the current status of your membership.  You can even renew right from the status page.

Don’t remember your password?  No problem, just use the “Lost your password?” link on the login page and we’ll send you an email to reset it.

Not a member yet?  You can add a membership and get the discounts; and you will be supporting the FLT.

Hiking 101

If you’ve ever wanted to get out and hike but felt like you didn’t know where to go or how to pack and prepare this is the perfect hiking series for you! The Finger Lakes Trail’s Hiking 101 series is designed for novice hikers of all speeds and ability levels. We’ll be in touch with you before the hike with tips about what to pack and how to dress for the weather. You will be led by experienced hikers who know the trails and want to share their love of hiking with you.

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2024 County Hike Series – Steuben County

The 2024 County Hike Series in Steuben County is now OPEN. The hikes will cover approximately 70 miles of hills, deep valleys, ravines, and gorges in Steuben County. In 70 miles you will hike through four State Forests, two different County Parks, pass by Hammondsport and Keuka Lakes, and hike through North Hornell.

We are offering TWO options for participation; Group Hikes, guided by experienced Hike Leaders, include bus service from the end to the starting point of each hike and a SAG (Supply and Gear) Wagon with snacks and refreshments. Independent Hikes allow you to complete the hikes on your own.

The Group Hikes registration is now CLOSED.  Individual Hikes option is still open until July 1.

FLT Connect

FLT Connect is a FREE series of workshops and presentations designed to educate, inspire, and connect trail users. Unless otherwise noted, all FLT Connect events are conducted via ZOOM. All FLT Connect events are recorded and made available through the FLTC’s YouTube Learning Library.

Visit the FLT Connect page for a fill list of upcoming events!

New Resources for Hikers

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Go Finger Lakes Land Trust button

The mission of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference is to build, protect, enhance, and promote a continuous footpath across New York State. Forever!

The Finger Lakes Trail system, over 1000 miles in length, runs from the Pennsylvania-New York border in Allegany State Park to Long Path and the summit of Slide Mountain in the Catskill Forest Preserve, with branch trails to Niagara Falls, the Genesee River valley, the Great Eastern Trail south of Corning, the central Finger Lakes, and the Syracuse region. From the PA border to the northeast end of the Onondaga Branch, the Finger Lakes Trail is also the North Country National Scenic Trail. This system is built and maintained almost entirely by volunteers. Covering some of the most scenic land in New York, we welcome you to hike it, and volunteer to keep it beautiful. This site offers maps and tools for both.