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Rock Rift Fire Tower Loop Hike

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fingerlakes Trail Conference   By utilizing the Finger Lakes Trail, along with one of its spur (branch) trails, we will create a 7.0 mile long loop hike, beginning and ending in the parking lot found at the intersection of NY Rte 10 / NY Rte 268 along the Cannonsville Reservoir, midway between Deposit and Walton. The hike begins with an 1100 foot ascent to the Rock Rift Fire Tower, followed by a similar descent to where a spur trail returns us back to our cars along the shoreline of the Reservoir. Sorry, although there are future plans to renovate the Fire Tower, it is currently closed and as a result there is no view except for the beautiful woods we will be walking through ! The trail is well marked and worn, but is quite steep and rocky in places. Hike pace will be slow-to-moderate, no hikers left behind !

Event Duration:  7 miles, 5 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s):  Larry Blumberg

Bring: lunch/drinking water, snacks, hiking boots, rain gear, and other clothing suitable for the weather conditions.

Registration required by 10/04/18.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited to 20, so register early.

Fee:  No    

Dogs allowed:  No

Additional Information: This hike is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, fingerlakestrail.org

The Rock Rift Fire Tower hiking map can be purchased from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference (fingerlakestrail.org), ask for FLT Map #M28

Questions about this event can be directed to:  lblumberg@stny.rr.com or (607) 797-0912

Driving Directions:  Coming from either Deposit or Walton, NY, follow NY Rte 10 to its intersection with NY Rte 268, where you will find a parking lot at the foot of the Rte 268 bridge which crosses over the Cannonsville Reservoir.

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.


October 6, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Finger Lakes Trail by Cannonsville Reservoir
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