Each year, the FLTC cooperates with affiliate organizations to sponsor a Cross-County Hike Series. The series includes several organized hikes, about one per month, that are intended to promote hiking on the Finger Lakes Trail. Many members use these hikes in their quest for End-to-End awards. When you register for a series and participate in all of the hikes, you will have crossed a major section of the Finger Lakes Trail. There is a modest registration fee that covers the cost of transportation between the ends of each hike.

2016 Cross-County Hike Series

Registration for the series is CLOSED

Cattaraugus County and the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York

Looking for a challenge this summer?  How about joining us on the Finger Lakes main trail hiking through Cattaraugus County? This year the series will feature the scenic lands at the western terminus of the FLT. Those of us living in this part of the state realize that none of the elevations that we enjoy in our travels qualify as “mountains.” However, as part of this year’s series as the trail passes into the Allegheny plateau we will encounter a total ascent of over 10,000 feet. To put this in perspective, our highest NYS peak (Mt. Marcy) has an elevation of 5344 feet. Of course we will be hiking the 96-miles of the series over a course of 8 hikes.  The hikes will take place over 6 weekends: April to September.

We have lots of new options this year including Two-Hike Weekends, Half-Hikes, Marathon Hikes, and Cross-Cattaraugus Shirts. See this document for full details.

Registration (CLOSED as of 3/28/16)

The $50 member registration fee covers transportation by bus that will shuttle hikers from their cars to the beginning of each hike. The fee also includes a completion patch, certificate, and supplies for the sag wagons.

You can Register On-Line anytime and pay securely via PayPal using a PayPal account or a credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card at PayPal.

Alternatively, you can register by US mail using the Registration Form here, or you can call the FLTC office 585/658-9320 (Monday thru Friday. 9am-3pm).

Registration will top off at 150 or with those received by March 28th.

If you have any questions, please contact the hike coordinator, Marty Ruszaj, at msruszaj@gmail.com.

See you on the trail!