|Bristol Hills Trail||Ontario County Park to Naples||Naples to Hi Tor WMA||Hi Tor WMA to Italy Hill SF||Wagon Wheel to Urbana SF||Urbana SF to FLT/NCT JCT|
State Forest to
From the FLTC website --> 4/8/11 FLTC Map B2 --> Hunting notice: At Ford Rd. for 1200' south, landowner requests turkey season hunting closure from mid April to the end of May on weekends (weekdays should be OK to hike). Also the trail will be closed during the fall big game gun season from mid November to mid December.
The Bristol Hills Trail is a branch trail of the 900+ mile Finger Lakes Trail System. The trail winds over 50 miles from its northern terminus at Ontario County Park, through Naples, NY and on to it's southern terminus at the main Finger Lakes/North Country Trail near Mitchellsville, NY. The trail is marked with orange blazes and passes through numerous state forest and Hi Tor WMA. It is a great long weekend backpacking hike for those who have a shuttle.
This section covers the trail from County Route 32, just south of Italy Hill State Forest, to Wagon Wheel Campground. This whole section of trail is on private property. A section of almost one mile is a road walk and there are a couple of other much shorter sections along roads.
Look below for a map and a more detailed description of this section of the Bristol Hills Trail.
You can help support this trail by purchasing official Bristol Hills Trail maps from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference or volunteer! You can also find the latest trail conditions from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference website under the "trail conditions" link.
Mile Elevation Description of Trail from north to south 0.0 1622 ft
Trail crosses County Route 32.
0.9 1543 ft
Turn right on Pulteney Road.
1.8 1521 ft
Trail turns right off Pulteney Road.
1.9 1546 ft
2.45 1628 ft
Turn right on Ford Road, then in a couple hundred feet trail turns left off road. The trail is CLOSED for HUNTING for Turkey season in the spring on weekends and for big game from Mid Nov to Mid Dec just south of Ford Rd.
3.3 1616 ft
Cross Tuttle Road.
3.6 1531 ft
Trail veers left
4.7 1559 ft
Trail turns right on logging road and descends.
4.9 1410 ft
Trail turns left off logging road. Trail ascends steeply.
6.3 1601 ft
Trail crosses County Route 75 and climbs steeply.
6.7 1798 ft
Trail begins descending.
7.15 1557 ft
Right on Williams Road.
7.25 1494 ft
Trail goes left off Williams Road.
7.6 1681 ft
Trail turns right.
7.8 1699 ft
Trail begins descending.
8.5 1350 ft
Cross County Route 74. Follow Presler Road.
8.85 1354 ft
|Bristol Hills Trail||Ontario County Park to Naples||Naples to Hi Tor WMA|
|Hi Tor WMA to Italy Hill SF||Wagon Wheel Campground to Urbana State Forest||Urbana State Forest to main Finger Lakes/North County Trail JCT|
|Finger Lakes Trail||North Country Trail in WNY|
|Wagon Wheel Campground||Italy Hill State Forest||Urbana State Forest|