We do revise maps and GPX files when trail conditions change. This includes reroutes, changes to hunting seasons closures, and other significant changes. We do not revise maps for temporary conditions such as logging closures. All trail condition changes, both permanent and temporary, are posted on our Trail Condition Notices page on this website. We encourage hikers to always check the Notices before hiking even if their maps are up to date. Temporary condition notices are usually removed when the notice no longer applies. Permanent condition notices are generally archived after a year or two.
If you have purchased FLTC maps, the revision date is included in the legend of paper and PDF maps and in the Copyright waypoint in GPX files. You can check the current revision date of any map in these ways:
Trail Condition Notices - Set the sorting option to "Map" and click on the map name to jump to the trail notices for that map. Then look in the heading for the map for a description of the map and the latest revision date.
Interactive map - Hover over the FLT icons ( or ) to display the revision date. Click on the icon to see more information about the map.
Recent copies of the FLT News have been added to the Library. You can search past issues from 2006 to 2014.
The mission of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference is to build, protect, enhance, and promote a continuous footpath across New York State. Forever!
The Finger Lakes Trail system, over 950 miles in length, runs from the Pennsylvania-New York border in Allegany State Park to the Long Path in the Catskill Forest Preserve, with branch trails to Niagara Falls, the Genesee River valley, the Great Eastern Trail south of Corning, the central Finger Lakes, and the Syracuse region. From the PA border to the northeast end of the Onondaga Branch, the Finger Lakes Trail is also the North Country National Scenic Trail. This system is built and maintained almost entirely by volunteers. Covering some of the most scenic land in New York, we welcome you to hike it, and volunteer to keep it beautiful. This site offers maps and tools for both.