Now that the trails are finally (sort of) drying out, I figured I would draw on the wealth of knowledge and running experience from all you locals who have explored Ithaca’s trails - some of you, longer than I’ve been alive! What is your favorite FLT route within an hour’s drive of Ithaca, and why? Extra bonus points if you add in a side trail to make a lollipop instead of an out-and-back route.
I’ll start… my current favorite is M16 Gulf Rd to Connecticut Hill Rd, +/- the Van Lone loop. Followed by a close second - M19 Daisy Hollow to Virgil Mountain Loop and back.