Elmira, New York (NY) Trails & Maps

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  • Big Flats Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    A pleasant walk between wetland habitat and farmland, this short community trail sits atop a sewer line that Corning Glassworks installed to serve its Big Flats plant. Corning provided the crushed stone surface for the trail. The main trailhead ...
  • Black Diamond Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass

    Black Diamond Trail will one day stretch 15 miles to link four state parks in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Currently, 8 miles of the trail are open, which follow the Lehigh Valley Railroad route whose Black Diamond Express once ran from ...
  • Catharine Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Catharine Valley Trail travels for 12 miles between Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen and Smith Road north of Pine Valley. The trail follows segments of the abandoned Northern Central Railroad and Chemung Canal towpath, which once ran through ...
  • Conservancy Narrow Gauge Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Located at 2,100 feet and next to the Loyalsock State Forest in northeast Pennsylvania, this trail in the small town of Eagles Mere has a rich history. In 1892 the Eagles Mere eight-mile narrow gauge railroad was built to Sonestown where it ...
  • East Ithaca Recreation Way

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

    The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail traverses a natural area along Cascadilla Creek between ...
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

    State: NY
    Length: 365 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • George B. Will Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    The George B. Will Trail in Tiadaghton State Forest is named for an early 20th-century Pennsylvania forest ranger. The trail is popular with cross-country skiers and travels through a mixed-pine forest. The loop trail is wide and flat, perfect ...
  • Jim Schug Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    The Jim Schug Trail offers a short, sweet excursion in New York's Finger Lakes region. The trail was known as the Dryden Lake Trail until it was renamed in 2002 in memory of the late town supervisor who acquired the land. The trail follows a ...
  • Keuka Outlet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    In the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region is a rail-trail that is part natural wonder and part industrial archaeology, and the 7-mile trail Keuka Outlet Trail has a unique heritage. Technically a stream, the 8-mile Keuka (KYOO-ka) Lake ...
  • Lackawanna Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lackawanna Rail Trail spans Elmira, New York, linking famous Eldridge Park with the city’s waterfront. The paved trail uses a former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad corridor for most of its route. In the north, Eldridge Park ...
  • Lambs Creek Hike & Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In 1979 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers saw value in this corridor near the Tioga River, which was part of the Erie Lackawanna Rail Line. It once passed through the village of Lambs Creek, which is no more. The Corps paved the former rail line ...
  • North Link Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 9.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The North Link Trail is a 9 mile section of rail-trail which is just one part of an 85-mile loop that winds through the forested hills and valleys of this state forest. Known as the Susquehannock Trail System, it was created by joining together ...
  • Painted Post Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you are near Corning, New York, and need a nice walk, check out this charming respite. The Painted Post Trail connects schools, playgrounds, other trails and residential neighborhoods west of Corning. The wide right-of-way (nearly 100 feet) ...
  • Pine Creek Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 61.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    One of the premier rail-trails in the Northeast, the Pine Creek Trail in Pine Creek Gorge offers travelers a spectacular 62-mile journey through the area commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. With numerous trailheads, comfort ...
  • Railroad Grade Trail (Ives Run )

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder

    North of Mansfield lies the Railroad Grade Trail, know to locals as Ives Run. The 2.5-mile trail begins on the north end at the Ives Run Recreation area, near the boat launch parking lot. Travelers on the sometimes rough crushed stone surface ...
  • Ridgeway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    The Ridgeway Trail skirts the banks of Willseyville Creek along the abandoned rail bed of the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad and the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. From south Willseyville the trail heads north into Tomkins County and ends at ...
  • Seneca Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Once used by the Seneca indians, this trail traverses glacial formations, open fields, farmland, wooded wetlands and the Auburn Trail. The degree of difficulty varies from flat and easy to steep and hilly. The trail can be wet and muddy in some ...
  • Sentiero di Shay

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Grass

    Primarily a cross-country ski route, this 13.4 mile trail can also be enjoyed for hiking. A must for exciting runs in the winter time the Sentiero Di Shay can also provide an exciting mountain bike adventure. The trail winds down, around and ...
  • South Hill Recreation Way

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade of the Cayuga and Susquehanna, built ...
  • Susquehannock Trail System

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Located in scenic Potter and Clinton Counties, the Susquehannock Hiking Trail is an 85-mile amalgamation of old Civilian Conservation Corps fire trails, logging roads and railroad grades through the Susquehannock State Forest. Isolated and pristine, ...
  • Vestal Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass

    The Vestal Rail Trail runs for 2.1 miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today the 12-foot-wide trail is paved for bicyclists, inline skaters and wheelchair users ...
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