The FLTC publishes 64 high quality,¬†waterproof paper maps¬†and 56¬†downloadable map files¬†of the Finger Lakes Trail system. Click on the image below to display an index map showing the names and coverage of these maps.
Maps are revised by the FLTC Mapping and Trail Inventory Committee to reflect re-routes and major changes in trail conditions. Maps purchased on this website are always of the most current version of each map.¬†
Are my paper maps, PDF files, and GPX files up to date?
We revise paper maps, PDF files, and GPX files when trail conditions change significantly. When we do, we change the Revision Date of the map. We also apply minor updates to our maps as needed, and for these, we¬†do not¬†change the revision date. For all map changes, we post a Map Revision Notice on the¬†Trail Condition Notices¬†page on the website. You can use both the revision date and the Map Revision Notices to decide if you want to a fresh copy of a map.
We do not change our maps for temporary conditions such as logging closures, storm damage, or special events, but we do post Trail Condition Notices.
We encourage hikers to always check the¬†Trail Condition Notices¬†page¬†before hiking even if their maps are up to date. Here is a short tutorial:
On the interactive map¬†hover over the FLT icons (¬†¬†or¬†¬†) to display the revision date. Click¬†on the icon¬†‚Ě∂¬†to see more information about the map. Click on the link¬†‚Ě∑¬†to display the trail condition notices for the map.
On the Trail Condition Notices¬†with the sorting option set to "Map," click on the map name to jump to the trail notices¬†‚Ě∂¬†for that map. Then look in the heading for the map for a description of the map and the latest revision date¬†‚Ě∑. Also, check for Map Revision Notices¬†‚Ěł¬†shaded in pink.
We hope that this information will help you keep your maps and understanding of trail conditions up to date for the most satisfying and safe experience on the Finger Lakes Trail.
Click on the links to the right to start shopping!
Paper maps are laser printed in color on waterproof¬†Rite in the Rain¬ģ paper at 8¬Ĺ √ó 11 size. The scale of most maps is 1 inch = 1 mile while the scale of several loop trail maps is 1 inch = 1/3 mile or less. The back of each map contains a detailed description of the trail including "step-by-step" notes on road crossings, trail junctions, lean-tos and bivouac sites, drinking water, and points of interest.
NEW Map Format. Click for details.
Thanks to the crew of the FLTC Mapping Team, we have a new, improved format for FLTC maps. You can purchase these as paper maps or as part of digital files for immediate download. The new format has:
Lines for the trail tracks rather than the old style bubbles. You can now see the twists and turns of the trail. See the old and new format comparison below.
Improved contour line visibility.
Smaller and more consistent legend boxes.
Map names in both upper corners of the back of the map,
Roll over this image to see a comparison of the old and new format.
You may purchase paper maps in sets or you can select individual maps from an interactive index map of the FLT system. Because of savings in shipping costs, we offer volume discounts when you purchase more than 3 or more than 10 paper maps.
Map files for download
We also sell individual map files for immediate download. You can choose the files you want from an interactive index map of the FLT system. Each file contains the paper map (front and back) in PDF form, PLUS a GPX file of waypoints and tracks for the principal trail and all spurs and loops. The GPX file can be transferred to most GPS units.
For the best price on paper maps, purchase a map set. If you want scattered maps or just a portion of the trail system, you can select your own set. For downloadable files, select as many or as few files as you need.