Hammond Hill State Forest
The Hammond Hill State Forest trail system has been designed to offer recreation for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-county skiing. A snowmobile trail and the Finger Lakes Hiking Trail also cross the forest. The 16 mile trail system is a cooperative effort between the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Cayuga Nordic Ski Club, the Cayuga Nature Center, Cycle-CNY, the Friends of Hammond Hill and the town of Dryden.
The trails are Hammond Hill are mainly doubletrack with some singletrack sprinkled in. Though not a lot of technical challenge, the big hills and seasoned forest make for fun trail riding. Unlike other state forests in our region, mountain bikes are only allowed on marked multi-use trails, as well as the forest access roads. These multi-use trails are also open to equestrians, so share the trail accordingly. Mountain bikes are not allowed on snow-covered trails in Hammond Hill, and e-bikes are not allowed on any Region 7 NYS forest multi-use trails.