Hammond Hill State Forest

                Dryden, Tompkins County
Directions:             From Ithaca, head east on Route 13. Pass Yellow Barn Hill Road and turn south on Irish Settlement Road. Turn left (E) on Hammond Hill Road. Follow it to the end.
Length:                  11 miles of trails
Difficulty:               Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain:                  Hilly
Trail Markings:     Numbered trail junctions, round plastic markers (colored and numbered)
Uses:                      Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Snowmobiling
Amenities:              None, Camping is allowed 150 feet from water, roads, or trails
Admission:              Free
Dogs:                      OK
Hours:                     Dawn to dusk
Contact:                  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045  (607) 753-3095   www.dec.state.ny.us

For Snow Conditions Call: None

Hammond Hill was established as a state forest between 1935 and 1950 in an effort to reduce soil erosion, produce forest products, and provide recreational opportunities. Once depleted farmland, it was planted with thousands of pine, spruce, larch, maple, ash, cherry, and oak seedlings. Today it it heavily forested.

Sitting above 1,800 feet in elevation, the network of trails are well suited for winter fun. And, it�s a busy place all winter long�heavily used by Cayuga Nordic Ski Club, Cornell Nordic Ski Team, and many others. A snowmobile trail (marked green) and the Finger Lakes hiking trail (white blazed) cross the forest.

                Yellow Trails - 5.6 miles on old logging roads and fire lanes

                               Trail            Level of Difficulty                Miles

                                Y1                Intermediate                     1.9 miles

                                Y2                Novice                             0.6 miles

                                Y3                Intermediate                     0.6 miles (scenic view of Dryden Lake)

                                Y4                Intermediate                     1.0 mile

                                Y5                Advanced                         1.3 miles

                                Y6                Novice                             0.2 miles

                Blue Trail - 1 mile

                               Trail          Level of Difficulty                  Miles

                                B1                Novice                                 1 mile

                Red Trails - 1.7 miles used by Cornell Nordic Ski team. Cut wide for skating.

                               Trail           Level of Difficulty                Miles

                                R1                Advanced                            0.6 miles

                                R2                Advanced                            1.1 miles

                Green Snowmobile Trails - 5.6 miles, can be used by skiers

                               Trail           Level of Difficulty                Miles

                                G1                Novice                                0.2 miles

                                G2                Novice                                0.8 miles

                                G3                Intermediate                        0.9 miles

                                G4                Intermediate                        1.2 miles

                Finger Lakes Trail (white blazes) - 3.2 miles

                Forest Access and Seasonal Use Roads, 6.2 miles, snowmobiling is primary 
                use but skiing is allowed.