Hiking the Finger Lakes Trail through Robert H. Treman State Park reveals a side of this New York State Park most visitors don’t get to see thanks to the beauty of Enfield Glen, another one of the trail’s scenic highlights.

Robert H. Treman State Park Overview

Like many of the other gorge landscapes throughout the Finger Lakes Region, the beauty of Enfield Glen has been nearly 10,000 years in the making.

New York State Park land signs will indicate hikers have crossed into Robert H. Treman State Park. For those thru-hiking the trail, it’s recommended to follow the blue-blazed South Rim trail after the main junction, which leads toward the park’s Gorge Trail.  

The South Rim Trail not only offers scenic views at Fish Kill Overlook and a trek along the park’s incredible stone staircases and walkways carved directly into the gorge’s ancient stone, but potable water and restrooms near the Old Mill.

Camping in Robert H. Treman State Park

Camping options for thru hikers and backpackers are limited to two locations, including:

  • The Sierra Shelter, a backpackers-only site accessible to thru hikers for a one-night fee.
  • Robert H. Treman State Park Campground, a campground near the eastern edge of the park offering a variety of amenities at tent and cabin sites.

Visit the Robert H. Treman State Park website or call 607.273.3440 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Phone: (607) 273-3440 The NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, through Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY, announces their first-ever Learn To Swim Program for area children ages 5 through 12 years. This program is free to the public. Space is limited so participants must register in advance. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The free program will run Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Participants can register for morning (11 am – 12 pm) or afternoon (12pm to 1pm) classes. New swimmers and a Parent or Guardian are expected to attend every session during the 8-day class, and participants will receive a "Learn to Swim" Certificate upon completion. Learn to Swim encourages youth fitness, improves water safety outcomes, and will offer children – who may not otherwise have access to quality swimming instruction – a chance to learn a sport which they may have a natural talent for. For more information or to request a registration form, please visit or call the Robert H. Treman State Park office at 607-273-3440
Phone: (607) 387-7041 ext 131 Meet at the Upper Entrance parking lot by the Old Mill. This hike will begin on the Rim trail to see Lucifer Falls from the overlook and will also include portions of the Finger Lakes Trail. Total hike mileage approximately 4.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to trail and weather conditions. Registration: email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131
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