Elmira, NY Running Trails and Maps

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Length
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Big Flats Trail

1.7 mi
State: NY
Gravel

Black Diamond Trail

8.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Catharine Valley Trail

14 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Dryden Rail Trail

10.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Keuka Outlet Trail

6.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Odessa-Hector Rail Trail

2.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Painted Post Trail

1.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Pine Creek Rail Trail

62.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

South Hill Recreation Way

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Gravel

Cayuga Waterfront Trail

8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk

East Ithaca Recreation Way

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Lackawanna Rail Trail

8.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lambs Creek Hike & Bike Trail

3.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Ridgeway Trail

4.3 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Vestal Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Railroad Grade Trail (PA)

2.6 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Cinder

Gateway Trail

1.12 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Lansing Center Trail

7.7 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Lehigh Valley Trail - Cortland County

2.5 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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...
NY 1.7 mi Gravel
Notice: The Southern end of the trail, from Cass Park to Glenwood Heights Rd. may be experiencing daily trail closures on a high voltage power line. While the trail is not entirely closed, the...
NY 8.4 mi Crushed Stone
The Catharine Valley Trail is a multiuse pathway that provides a comfortable and shaded biking experience through Upstate New York. High points include entering the historical town of Montour Falls,...
NY 14 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Dryden Rail Trail is a developing trail that will someday connect with the East Ithaca Recreation Way, forming over 16 miles of continuous walking and biking in Tompkins County. But it's not just...
NY 10.4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Overview The Keuka Outlet Trail offers a winding route of nearly 7 miles between Penn Yan and Dresden in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The rail-trail follows a railroad corridor that traces a...
NY 6.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Following the defunct and abandoned Lehigh Valley Railroad corridor, the Odessa-Hector Rail Trail stretches for 2.5 miles through the woods and fields between the Town of Montour and the Village of...
NY 2.5 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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...
NY 1.1 mi Asphalt
Overview The Pine Creek Rail Trail is one of Pennsylvania’s destination trails, and for good reason. The 62-mile well-maintained trail runs at the bottom of scenic Pine Creek Gorge, commonly called...
PA 62.5 mi Crushed Stone
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...
NY 3.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Cayuga Waterfront Trail is an 8 mile greenway on the edge of Lake Cayuga in Ithaca, New York. As this trail traverses the southern shore of this lake, as well as the Cayuga Inlet, it connects a...
NY 8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Eagles Mere, located at an elevation of 2100 feet in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, is a town rich with history dating back over 200 years. In 1794 George Lewis bought the lake and...
PA 1.6 mi Dirt
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 skirts the...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
Overview  The Lackawanna Rail Trail runs for 8.7 miles between Elmira and Lowman along the old Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. Following the meandering Chemung River, the trail travels...
NY 8.7 mi 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...
PA 3.5 mi Asphalt
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...
NY 4.3 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The Vestal Rail Trail runs for nearly four 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...
NY 3.8 mi Asphalt
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...
PA 2.6 mi Ballast, Cinder
Overview The Gateway Trail is a 1.12-mile rail trail located just southwest of Ithaca in Tompkins County NY. About the Route Along Stone Quarry Rd., trail users will come across the entrance...
NY 1.12 mi Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
Overview The Lansing Center Trail totals 7.7 miles and offers multiple loops around the perimeters of abandoned and active farm fields, plus wooded, linear trails along the abandoned railroad berms...
NY 7.7 mi Dirt, Grass
A public trail owned by Cortland County since the 1977 abandonment of a Lehigh Valley railroad line built by Ezra Cornell as the "Ithaca & Cortland" in 1872, this path crosses east to west from...
NY 2.5 mi Cinder, Grass

Recent Trail Reviews

Dryden Rail Trail

Epic rail trail

June, 2024 by jthurston4

I am on a quest to complete a lot of the rail trails by bike on this app in the upstate NY area. So far I have completed most of the Rochester and Syracuse trails. This sets the bar high as one of the best trails I have done. It has a lot of diverse surface types and scenery. Rode it on 650b x 47mm road plus tires. I wouldn’t recommend going much smaller in width. Some sections can be a bit bumpy. Excellent trail! Highly recommend

Pine Creek Rail Trail

Awesome ride. Just completed this incredible trail over two days. Rode Wellsboro to Jersey Shore with an overnight pause at Slate Run. The trail is an easy ride with spectacular views of nature. Can't wait to ride again.

June, 2024 by hughes29187

Awesome ride. Just completed this incredible trail over two days. Rode Wellsboro to Jersey Shore with an overnight pause at Slate Run. The trail is an easy ride with spectacular views of nature. Can't wait to ride again.

Catharine Valley Trail

Okay, but poorly marked

June, 2024 by newjulie7

We found signage to be somewhat lacking and a single track at certain parts. Could be better with some grooming.

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Pine Creek Rail Trail

Wellsboro Junction South

May, 2024 by bespo09

Having completed 2/3 of trail beginning at jersey Shore, we decided to start at the northern end today. Beautiful ride in the gorge! Great picnic area at Darling Run. Will definitely return to ride again!

Catharine Valley Trail

Great trail...well marked and fun ride. Bathroom services along the way and places to eat between Montour and Pine Vally.

May, 2024 by bullivant79

Great trail...well marked and fun ride. Bathroom services along the way and places to eat between Montour and Pine Vally.

Cayuga Waterfront Trail

A Safe Ride for families.

April, 2024 by bmanaudio

The Cayuga Waterfront Trail is an all asphalt trail. We were able to keep the bikes clean and my 8 year old is safe from traffic. I found that if we travel Cass Park loops by the dog park,boat docks, inlet to Farmers Market, past the city golf course to Stewart Park loop and back, it is about 10.0 miles. Sorry for the long sentence but there’s a lot to see.

Odessa-Hector Rail Trail

Hayes Hill Rd

April, 2024 by mydonna1968

We did this trail again today. I recommend coming in from Hayes the trail is much smoother. And just as pretty.

Odessa-Hector Rail Trail

Pretty

April, 2024 by mydonna1968

Nice walk. Just watch your step. There are lots of big rocks up the center of the trail. We walked along the edges and did ok. Worth it! Saw a few waterfalls. Beautiful.

Odessa-Hector Rail Trail

Pretty trail

December, 2023 by panama

We’re 70-ish. We walked about 1/2 mile out, but had to turn around and head back to our start point at Texas Hollow. The railroad ballast surface made it too difficult walking for us. Younger walkers and fat tire cyclists may handle the surface better. Nevertheless, kudus to the local trail community for all the work to provide another off road place to enjoy nature.

Keuka Outlet Trail

Lots of places on the trail where it is almost all grass with just a dirt rut the size of a tire. Very bumpy, lots of rocks and lots of walnuts when we rode in October. Wouldn't ride this with a street bike. Waterfalls were beautiful.

October, 2023 by debbland111

Lots of places on the trail where it is almost all grass with just a dirt rut the size of a tire. Very bumpy, lots of rocks and lots of walnuts when we rode in October. Wouldn't ride this with a street bike. Waterfalls were beautiful.

Pine Creek Rail Trail

Wonderful trail

September, 2023 by adouthett

I rode from Jersey Shore to outside of Wellsboro and back over two days. The trail is well maintained and number of spots you want to stop at and just watch world go by.

Some things to note:
Bring a physical map since cell phones don't work. The trail is well marked concerning the distance between location but without a map, you don't know where you are exactly. And there are no maps on the trail.

Wear sunscreen. If it's a sunny day, it can be brutal with the sun beating down on you.

Bring extra water. Aside from a few stores (Slate Run and Cedar Run) on the trail, there is no sources of drinkable water on the trail that I could find.

No shelters aside from comfort locations. If a storm rolls in, you’re out of luck.

Overall the trail is a wonderful and one I hope to visit again.

Pine Creek Rail Trail

This trail is well maintained! And it's beautiful ¿¿ one of my favorites!

September, 2023 by kklinger8

This trail is well maintained! And it's beautiful ¿¿ one of my favorites!

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