Hammond Hill State Forest

Total distance: 17.19 miles

Difficulty level(s): moderate

The Hammond Hill State Forest Multiple Use Trail System has been designed to offer family-based recreation for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-county skiing. A snowmobile trail and the Finger Lakes Hiking Trail also cross the forest. The 16 mile trail system is a cooperative effort between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Lands and Forests, the Cayuga Nordic Ski Club, the Cayuga Nature Center, the Friends of Hammond Hill and the town of Dryden. There is a short section of the trail system in the northwestern portion of the forest that is designated as an accessible trail for those with mobility impairments. One must have a DEC permit in order to access this trail with an ATV. Please refer to the DEC website for additional information on permitted recreational use on this forest. Also consider using the State Lands Interactive Mapper available on the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/45415.html to view the current recreational opportunities on State Forests.

Portions of this trail system are also included in the Finger Lakes Trail system.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.43706765
Longitude: -76.30579306

Parking Locations

Multiple parking options may be specific to certain trails within this site.

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Horseback Riding
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Mountain Biking
  • Good for Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: finger lakes trail blazes, yellow trail markers, red trail markers, green trail markers, snowmobile trail markers, blue trail markers

This trail contains a loop.

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

Visit the Trail Owners/Stewards