Hike the Finger Lakes Trail in Allegany State Park

Date and Time

Friday, May 24, 2019 3:00PM - Monday, May 27, 2019 12:00PM


Salamanca, NY,
New York, Finger Lakes,


Registration is required for this activity.


This scouting trip will be led by a leader-in-training with back up from David Mong, an experienced backpacking leader. We will cover about 21 miles of the Finger Lakes Trail/North Country Trail from south to north in Allegany State Park. This trail includes stream crossings, a wide variety of views, and a couple moderately challenging ups and downs. We will camp at each of the three lean-to's in the park. The group will meet at Red House Lake parking area (our end point), leave a couple cars here, then carpool to the parking area on Wolf Run Road (our start point). We'll head north on the Finger Lakes Trail/North Country Trail, visit the fire tower for some great views, then camp at Willis Creek lean-to (4.2 miles). On Saturday, we'll continue on the FLT/NCT to Stony Brook lean-to (6.4 miles), and on Sunday, we'll hike to Beck Hollow lean-to and add the Eastwood Meadows loop trail for a longer day (9.6 miles). Memorial Day is then just a short 2.6 miles back to Red House Lake.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $0.01 member / $0.01 non-member
*There is a $6.00 fee per vehicle to enter Allegany State Park (free with an Empire Pass).

Related Link(s):

Allegany State Park
Finger Lakes Trail

FLT Stony Brook Lean-to



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


I grew up hiking in state parks, national forests, and wilderness areas throughout West Virginia and have been backpacking since 2015, including two section hikes on the AT in Virginia. I am a backpacking leader-in-training interested in exploring out-of-the-way places and providing a means for everyone to experience extended trips in the wilderness. The more we spend time in nature the more we'll want to protect the environment and understand our connection with it.


I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.