The Finger Lakes Trail System includes the main Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) from the Pennsylvania-New York border in Allegany State Park to the Long Path in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Between the Pennsylvania border and the northeast end of the Onondaga Branch (421 miles), the Finger Lakes Trail is the official route of the North Country National Scenic Trail. The entire Finger Lakes Trail System offers 958 miles of hiking. The main FLT is 558 miles long. There are six branch trails and 14 loop trails that extend from that. There are also numerous short spurs to vistas, access points, springs, lean-tos and more that total 400 miles.
The Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to build, protect, enhance and promote a continuous footpath across New York State. More than 1,400 individual and family memberships currently support the FLTC through annual dues and donations. Approximately 25% of these members actively volunteer to operate the organization and its programs, and to build and maintain the trail system. These volunteers assist a paid, part-time office staff. Individuals and affiliate organizations maintain trail sections ranging from 1 mile to 100 miles in length. Some individuals volunteer for special maintenance and construction projects across the entire trail system.