Finger Lakes National Forest

2.40 out of 5
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↑ 4,300 ft
↓ 3,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The trails are all nice recommend back bone trail this is open to horses and bikes as wells as
hiking. Burnt hill trail from campgrounds is nice even ground fast. The best way is to get a map
at the campgrounds they are free and start exploring the trails are all marked. Some trails are
not open to bikes however I have ridden them all and have come along DEC and forest rangers
and no one has stopped me or asked be not to ride I feel they are happy people are using the
trails. Primitive camping is available the only place you have to pay is in the actual campgrounds.
Very cheap per night. Rest rooms available but no water. And camping any were else on forest is
added by fallenoverBunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (4)

Bunny Hop

July 24, 2017
Beauchpe Bunny Hop  
Review: Very muddy and full of horse manure

Granny Gear

September 19, 2015
Review: Bumpy from horse usage on Interlochen, just about unrideable 3 days after heavy rain. Burnt Hill trail barely discernible due to overgrowth, obviously rarely used. I won't be back.

Granny Gear

July 19, 2012
Tony.Y Granny Gear  
Review: I parked at the horse camp, the trail was mostly wide enough for a 4x4, it trrned into some single track. You have to watch out for rose bushes and horse poo! Over all a good ride.

Granny Gear

June 29, 2012
toddonbike Granny Gear  
Review: *Backbone Trail* Good easy riding, closer to Watkins Glen than Ithaca. Very quiet, nice scenery. Lots of hoof prints but I haven't seen a horse. They must be out earlier than me.

* Review edited 9/22/2012

Similar Trail: Harriet Hollister State Park


Granny Gear

May 4, 2018
Review: Waste of time, unless you are looking to ride "illegally". I grew up in the area and it's great for winter activities, but is absolutely behind the times on mountain biking. It's a real shame as trails would bring more $$ to the area than the horses do. Not even a distant comparison to Harriet Hollister, where multi use trails were developed FOR biking.

Similar Trail: Anywhere where there aren't MTB friendly trails.

Finger Lakes National Forest MTB Trail 2.40 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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