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Cayuga county Trail

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Flat, old railroad track ,trail ends in Fair Haven NY on lake ontario
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Latitude
43.168056
Longitude
-76.573333
Trail Directions
From 4 corners in cato west 1/4 mile to parking area next to old mill
Trail Length
24 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Cato-Fair Haven
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Houghtaling ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I chose to run this trail today (12 JUN 04) as it seems too short for my training schedule. The official mileage as posted by the county signs is 14 miles from Cato to Fair Haven or 28 miles round trip. Running it took me 4:18 at a 9:20 min/mile pace with some stops for photos (posted here).

The trail is a no brainer and a good long run where you can zone out without worry or tripping or roots or negotiated tricky footing. 98% of this trail is flat and straight. Generally you've on an elevated former rail line with standing swamp water to the east and farmland, banks or more swamp to the west.

Bugs were not a bad problem, though there were many spots where the deer flies would appear in swarms and dive bomb your head until you killed them all. mosquitoes only became an issue if you stop.

There was one stretch with standing water, one spot that blocked the trail required climbing a bank to avoid. Bikers would not bother.

Overall this is a fine trail, but would be boring for any technical biker. I ran across one 4 wheeler who took off like a shot when he saw me taking a picture of him. I also ran across one bicycle built for two.

Recommended Route:
Cato to Fair Haven - Sports Store and Pizza shop at Fair Haven.



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Review Date
February 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: IRA176 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail once in the late eighties with my father, brother and a friend (I was about 13 years old at the time). We rode from Cato to Fair Haven, where we cooled off at the beach and had an ice cream, and then rode back home to Cato. The ride is relatively flat, dirt road or at least it was back then. The black flies can get overwhelming though, as the trail passes near some swamps and thicker woods so don't forget the bug spray. Also bring plenty of water, as it is rural, and there are few convenience stores off of the trail along the way. I remeber it as a relaxing ride for the day, and look forward to checking it out again soon.



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Review Date
June 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: adam godet , from Cato, NY USA

Summary:
The trail is pretty non-technical. Although recently (6.17.02) we've had a lot of rain making for some fun puddles (ranging from 1ft. to 30ft. in length and about 3inches deep). It is mostly flat and double tracked making it convenient for couples to chat on the way. The trail is about as physically challenging as you want it to be; if you want a work out, go faster, if you want a relaxing, beautiful ride, take your time. There is plenty to see on this trail as the trees for a canopy overhead for much of the ride. You will undoubtedly see many birds and squirrels as such.
LOok OuT for these things:
NOt all road crossings are marked. Although these are back roads, rarely travelled, those who do travel them tend not to expect bikers coming out of the woods. Unclip and take a look before exiting the woods.
Rt. 38 is a busy road about mid-way through the trip. It is especially busy in mid summer when people are headed to the beach in Fair Haven and the Sterling Renaissance Festival. Make sure to exercise caution here.
WhO ShOuLd ride this?: Pretty much anybody from a beginner with a new hard tail, to the full-suspension veteran. If you aren't up for all 28 miles, you can park on one side (Fair Haven or Cato) and ride in a few miles and then turn around. (If you are going to do this, I recommend the first five miles of the Cato side--it's my favorite part!)

Recommended Route:
There are only two ways to go: either enter in Fair Haven, or enter in Cato...either way, it's pretty much the same, although Fair Haven is more fun to go to than Cato if you are looking for a little "small town" scenery for a half-time break. If you are coming from out of town and need to spend a night, Fair Haven is much closer to accomodations.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fall Brook in Oswego, NY



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