Hammond Hill State Forest (courtesy COE)
The parking lot is at the top of the hill, on the right, just before a significant downhill. Here on finds miles of jeep roads and trails. There are typically DEC trail brochures available at the trail register (across the road). Trails are well-marked by color-coded plastic trail markers, and correspond very well to the trail maps. See DEC brochure for more details.
Shindagin Hollow State Forest
Travel about 1/4 mile up Braley Hill Rd. A cornucopia of trails stem off this road, in both directions, offering challenges for every level of rider.
Looking for climbs
A hillier route with four climbs that locals frequent often. Not long climbs but steep.
Ithaca to King Ferry
A trip with a doozy of a climb. Roads have decent shoulders but traffic might be heavy for some.
A ride around Cayuga lake starting and ending in Ithaca. Can easily be stretched to 100 miles.
Lengthy ride with decent climbs.
Ellis Hollow Flat
A flat, quick ride close to Cornell. Large portions are shaded and have relatively low traffic.
Coddington & Midline
A longer loop with many of the favorite roads of local cyclists
A loop with a solid climb and a half with some fun descents
A short ride not far from Cornell with a decent climb.