The Valley Trail at Baltimore Woods

Attention Hikers

Starting July 6th,  the main parking lot will be closed Mondays – Fridays from 8:30am to 3:30pm until August 28th. Hikers may park in the lower parking lot at the bottom of Bishop Hill or in the smaller lot to the left of the Interpretive Center. Face coverings are required when in proximity to camp groups along the trails. The Interpretive Center will also remain closed to the public for the safety of our summer campers. The office is staffed from Mon-Fri from 8am – 4pm at (315) 673-1350.Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your hike!

The Trail System

Covering a distance of six miles, the Baltimore Woods site and system of nine trails is open to the public every day. Baltimore Woods site is owned by the Central New York Land Trust, a local land trust who contracts with Baltimore Woods Nature Center for management, utilization, and maintenance of the 182-acre property. Visitors may pick-up trail maps at the outdoor kiosks. We ask visitors to sign-in at the outdoor kiosks for two reasons: first, for safety, and second, so we can track how many visitors we have each year. This is especially important when it comes to securing funding for Baltimore Woods.

Please note that trailhead parking areas have changed due to summer camp. Hikers parking in the small lot to the south of the Interpretive Center can access the trail system by following the detour along the orange arrows on the map. 

Download Trail Map (PDF)

Try our Georeferenced Map with Avenza!

Use our new georeferenced map with the Avenza Maps app on your mobile device to help you navigate the trails using your phone’s GPS. Avenza Maps is available on iOS and Android in your app store. To install our map in the app, follow these easy steps:

1. Download the georeferenced map to your mobile device or save it in your cloud storage
2. Click the “+” icon on “My Maps” screen in Avenza Maps.
3. Choose one of the three options at the bottom of the screen, depending on where you saved the map and follow the prompts, or copy this URL where indicated: https://baltimorewoods.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Trail-Map-Full-Color-2020_geospatial.pdf
4. Once you’ve located the saved map file, touch it to add a check mark, then click “Import”
5. The map will appear on your “My Maps” list, just open it up and start hiking!
Download Georeferenced Trail Map (PDF)

The Interpretive Center

NOTICE: Currently, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Interpretive Center is closed. Our trails continue to be open at this time. Please adhere to the current social distancing (stay 6 feet away from others) policy and watch for updates on our website. We are a dog-free preserve and ask you to refrain from bringing pets on our trails. Thank you for helping us continue to offer a place where people of all ages can enjoy nature!