For Hikers

You have the option of starting at Alan Treman Marine Park, taking our shuttle to a mid-way point along the trail, or just hiking around the Nature Center–all hikes finish at the Cayuga Nature Center. A celebration at the Nature Center after the hike will include music, refreshments, and animal programs.

Sign in at the Registration table in Alan Treman Marine Park before you start, sign out at the Finish Line at Cayuga Nature Center at the end so we know everyone arrived.

5.4 mile hike starts at 10 am from Treman Marine. Follow the signs.

2.1 mile hike starts at 11 am – Shuttle bus will depart from Treman Marine to ferry hikers up to their starting point at Glenwood Heights Road. Do not park on/near Glenwood Heights Road.  Park at Treman and take the bus. Buses to return to the parking area at Treman Marine will run from Cayuga Nature Center until 3 pm.

“Choose your distance” hike is around the Cayuga Nature Center property. Park at the Cayuga Nature Center and check in there.

Transportation via shuttle bus will be provided back to Alan Treman, with the last shuttle leaving the Nature Center at 3pm.


Fundraisers can win gift certificates to one of Ithaca’s outdoor retailers.

  • Top sponsorship total: $100 gift certificate
  • 2nd Place:,$75 gift certificate
  • 3rd place:$50 gift certificate
  • Anyone bringing in at least $300 in sponsorships: a $40 gift certificate

All Hikers will need:

  • Appropriate clothing for the conditions. This is Ithaca--wear layers, and consider both an umbrella and sunscreen.
  • Carry a cell phone (or hike with a group that has one). In  case of an emergency call 911, if you need to contact Hike officials call 607-273-6260
  • Carry adequate water and food. Bring a reusable water bottle--water will be available at Glenwood Heights Road Aid Station.
  • To Sign in at the Registration Desk and Sign out at the end of the trail.


Registration will include the hike, and admission with all activities at the Cayuga Nature Center at the conclusion of the hike. Registering provides the opportunity to become a volunteer fundraiser for the event through individual sponsorships.

Click here for the Hike-A-Thon map: