Explore our beautiful Genesee River Valley with a two night backpacking trip. We love exploring our region's finest primitive campsites and lean to's, and want to share the experience with other likeminded explorers. The two night backpacking trip allows us to enjoy a day of hiking and exploring, and two nights sleeping in nature. Our favorite is hiking the entire Finger Lakes Trail Letchworth Branch!
Have a great time backpacking the Finger Lakes Trail on Letchworth's east side.
Meeting Location: Finger Lakes Access D location. From Mt. Morris, take Rt. 408 South and turn right onto River Road. Once trees appear next to the road on the right hand side, park at the Access D sign.
Rating: Moderate trail for gully drops
Length: 4.5 miles
Elevation: Mostly flat with gully drops to traverse and some elevation.
Minimum age: 13+
Dogs allowed: No
Arrive 10 minutes before hike begins to sign waiver form and prompt start.
Recommended: Permethrin tick spray for boots/clothing, hiking poles, daypack with lots of water, snacks and electrolytes. Small first aid kit with moleskin and painkiller of choice. EpiPen if needed. Hat, sunglasses, and as the song goes: don't forget the sunscreen.
All Trail Otter hikes are rain or shine. If event is canceled due to weather, you will have the option to reschedule or receive a refund.
Join one of our scheduled backpacking trips, or call 585-382-5055 to arrange your custom Two Night Backpacking Trip.
Custom Trip Locations:
Fall Brook - Geneseo
Finger Lakes Trail/Letchworth Branch - East Side
Finger Lakes Trail/Portageville
Ossian State Forest
Sonyea State Forest
Staying comfortable with your pack
Using hiking poles with a backpack
When to take a break, drink water and stay strong
Campsite selection: The 4 “W’s”
How to prioritize tasks
Setting up your tent, sleeping pad & sleeping bag
"Bearmuda" Triangle: Setting up your cooking area
Obtain clean & safe water
How to use a backpacking stove
How to deal with garbage
How to set a bear hang
Gathering wood & fire building
How to dress for sleeping
How to deal with animal noises
Rain/water in your tent
Packing up and moving out