Buttermilk Loop





674 ft

Begins in:
Ithaca, NY, United States
Created By:
User Name
From the Finger Lakes Running Company, head 1 block west on State St. and take a left on S. Geneva St. Go several blocks until running into traffic circle, head against traffic and off to opposite side left along hillside on Spencer Road. Proceed until road dead end's in business parking lot and look for makeshift trail cutting through treeline to Buttermilk Falls State Park parking lot. Proceed to left through car gate and look for trail on right of road. Proceed along trail paralleling creek upstream, cross over King Road into Upper Buttermilk. Trail will reconnect to right of bridge on King Road and wind through Upper Buttermilk. Follow park drive or cut across field to trail by spillway and circle lake on the trail to the right. When nearly completing loop around lake and when inlet of small lake is in view take a right, continuing on trail through less dense canopied area. Trail, less clear, will break off of left midway up hill and merge with grassy trail through bush vegetation to backside of La Tourel Hotel and Steakhouse. Run across Hotel lawn to 96B/Danby road and take a left. Run approx. 1/2 mile and take a right through Ithaca College's Circle Apartments. Run across Ithaca College's campus, behind Tower's, descend short but steep grassy path at far side of Tower's parking lot and look for trail through forest to right next to Boothroyd Hall. Follow trail to utility road, take left, and left again on Coddington Road. Take your first right down Juniper through neighborhood to Cinder Rec Trail. Take immediate right and follow lower cinder trail until it ends at Hudson Road. Follow Hudson downhill to right back to Ithaca Common's. Run across Commons and back to Running Company.


Please wait while we load elevation data for this map.
Download Data Learn About Climb Ratings

Climb Details

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade

Courses on Route

Get Support