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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Finger Lakes National Forest lies on a ridge-called the backbone-between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the Finger Lakes region. New York State's only national forest, this multi-use land is reminiscent of western national forests with a great deal of open land and free-ranging cattle. The forest has over 30 miles of interconnecting trails that traverse gorges, ravines, pastures and woodlands. The forest is managed to provide a diversity of native forestlands, shrublands and grasslands, including areas of native older forests, diverse wildlife habitats, quality recreation areas and forage for livestock.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Open on Sep 27, 2018
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,604
      State Ranking
      #62
      Trails
      2
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,188 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,853 ft
      Total Vertical
      306 ft
      Reports
      4
      Ridden Counter
      1

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