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The Ravine Trail passes through a beautiful hemlock and spruce plantation. The Ravine Trail is actually two different trails. The first part of the trail from the parking area on County Route 2 is the Ravine Loop Trail. This 0.8 mile trail loops around a scenic ravine, crossing the ravine on the northern and southern end. The southern end the trail fords the stream (dry in summer, except during heavy rains) and the northern end is crossed via bridge.
From the junction of the loop near the southern crossing is where the 0.7 mile Ravine Trail begins. The Ravine Trail heads east and connects with the Interloken Trail after crossing Burnt Hill Road. If you hike the loop as well as to the Interloken Trail and back, this will be a 2.2 mile hike. It is a 1.1 mile hike one way if you just hike the trail without doing the loop.
Caution: The Ravine Loop Trail is not suitable for cross-country skiing. There are sharp downhill pitches and limited room to maneuver.
Start of the Ravine Trail off County Route 2
From the South: Take NY 14 North (Exit 52 off I-86/NY 17) to Watkins Glen, NY. In Watkins Glen, turn right onto NY 414 North. Go approximately 9 miles north, past the Hector Ranger Station of the Finger Lakes National Forest. 0.5 miles past the Ranger Station, turn right on Schuyler County Route 2. Go east 3 miles to the Ravine Trail parking, located on the south side of the road. GPS coordinates are N42 29.047 W76 48.790
From the North: Take NY 414 South to Hector, NY (Exit 41 off I-90). In Hector, 0.5 miles past Wickham’s Plaza, turn left onto County Route 2, the second asphalt road on the left. Go 3 miles east to the Ravine Trail parking area, located on the south side of the road. GPS N42 29.047 W76 48.790
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