Lucifer's Crossing

General Description

The course starts/finishes at R.H.T's South Shelter (in the cabin area past the Park Office). After a thin-out segment on the park drive including fjordway crossing (you can opt for the catwalk and keep your feet dry but fellow entrants will be encouraged to boo/hiss your softness) before rounding up to the Gorge Trail. A few hundred uphill stairs, several beautiful waterfalls (including the namesake Lucifer's Falls), and a couple pretty sweet historic stone bridge crossings later you'll emerge in the upper park. After a back loop w/ second water crossing you'll cut through to the Finger Lakes Trail for a beautiful rolling single-track descent before a hairpin utility road turn to the finish. One water stop about halfway, though, it being the devil in the details…it's possible the water will be hot.

Maps

GPX Course File

Trail Map
Turn Cue Sheet
Start North Shelter Lower Treman S.P.
0.05 Left on access drive
0.1 Left onto main park drive
0.5 Left onto old access road
0.63 Left at gate onto grass path
0.65 Left at gate on grass rd
1.15 Right merger w/ Gorge Tr
3.05 Emerge at Old Mill AS
3.15 Left at Old Mill onto Orange
3.45 Cross grassy utility rd
3.65 Cross Butternut Creek
3.75 Water Stop / Aid
3.75 Left then Rt onto White
4.05 Left on end Thomas Rd at Gate
4.25 Right onto FLT
6.3 Cross then hard left on gravel road
6.5 Cross grassy field to finish at shelter
6.66 Finish at South Shelter