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Backpack in Allegany State Park on the Finger Lakes Trail

Date and Time

Friday, September 4, 2020 - Sunday, September 6, 2020


Allegany State Park, Western NY,
New York, Finger Lakes,


Registration is required for this activity.


Here's a 21 mile, 3 day, 2 night backpacking trip on the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) in Allegany State Park (ASP), NY. We will be camping each night in lean-tos on the FLT. This trip is being led by an AMC backpacking leader-in-training accompanied by David Mong as our official leader. The plan for the trip is based on the FLT Map M01 which can be purchased online at On this trip we will be hiking North to South as follows: •Friday afternoon meet at our endpoint parking spot on PA Route 346, this is mile 0.0 on the FLT Map M01. We will then car shuttle to the starting point at mile 21.5 and park. •Friday afternoon hike from the starting point 2.3 miles to Beck Hollow Lean-To and camp overnight, this is mile 19.2 on the FLT map. •Saturday hike 5.6 miles to Stony Brook Lean-To, mile 13.6, have lunch, then continue hiking to Willis Creek Lean-To at mile 7.2. Total hiking mileage this day would be 12 miles. •Sunday hike 7.2 miles to our endpoint at PA Route 346, shuttle back to beginning point and be done. Total hiking mile on Sunday would be 7.2. You should have some prior backpacking experience for this trip. Additional details will be sent to confirmed participants as we get closer to the trip.

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Related Link(s):

A good description of this hike, along with maps and elevation profiles can be found at
The FLT and the North Country Trail overlap in this park, you can obtain additional maps for the NCT here:

Click map for driving directions
FLT Trail Head Marker



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


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.


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I joined AMC in 2014 and have been an active 3 season backpacker ever since. I enjoy getting outside, making new friends and learning new techniques. I've backpacked a number of weekends on the Appalachian Trail and the Finger Lakes Trail. I look forward to becoming a backpacking trip leader in 2020.