Ellicottville and Cattaraugus County offer some outstanding hiking options that appeal to hikers of all ages and abilities. Whether you want to hike for an hour or pack up, leave civilization behind and jump on some major trails that go on for hundreds of miles, Ellicottville is an exceptional place to start your journey.

Whether you are looking for some relatively easy, interesting hikes that appeal to hikers of all ages and abilities or more advanced technical trails Ellicottville and the surrounding areas can provide the experience that is perfect for you.  

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The Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) is over 558 miles long, starting at the  Pennsylvania-New York border in Allegany State Park  and carrying on to the Long Path in the Catskill Forest Preserve. This impressive trail also has six branch trails and 29 loop and spur trails that extend from the main FLT. These trails offer another 400 miles of hiking bringing the total length of the Finger Lake Trail System to over 958 miles of hiking….pretty amazing and the trail goes right through Ellicottville!  Visit the the Finger Lake Trail Conference website here for an interactive map and more information about the FLT. 

If you are looking for a more casual hike with some incredible scenery, Little Rock City is a natural outcrop of conglomerate rock on an unglaciated plateau that the whole family will marvel over. Read more about the history and details of the rock formations here. There is one trail that goes through the rock formations of Little Rock City and it can be accessed from the end of the turn around loop onLittle Rock City Forest Road.  This trial is only open to hikers…no bikes, horses or motorized vehicles.  Get the GPS coordinates or just some good old fashioned directions to Little Rock City here.