There is no way to avoid this climb of about 420 feet. Continue to follow various woods roads for the most part. From Route 17 (soon to be I86) get off at exit 96 and head away from Livingston Manor on DeBruce Road. The shoulders are wide and the traffic generally light. Take NYS Route 10 east from Walton for about 4.7 miles until you pass South River Rd on the left. 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From there descend 240 feet through some switchbacks to Babcock Hollow Road. Turn left on a woods road after only about .15 miles. This hike is best done as a car spot as it is 7 miles one way! Blowdowns can be a problem but the bigger problem is the dense stands of prickers that can obscure the trail. Again, there are no views or specific attractions. The view is often hazy. The Mary Smith Trail is an almost continuous downhill to Berry Brook Road. At this point it turns north and continues to climb to just over a mile before descending to Beales Road. The route described here is a loop using roads for the return trip! After a short descent on the woods road, watch for the trail to turn off the road to the left at 1.8 miles. The route described here is only one way to approach the hike and uses local roads on the return trip. From that point on follow the woods road west as it passes through woods and then open fields. As you near Route 206 turn right on a grassy lane which runs parallel to the road. At Cuyler Hill Road turn right and walk downhill for over 1.5 miles to Lincklaen Road where you should turn right. A viewpoint over the Willseyville Valley is marked on the map but there is no viewpoint there anymore. This is also the lowest point on the hike at 1237 feet. Take Route 12 south from Oxford for about 4 miles. Cross the road to head south on what the FLT map describes as a tractor lane. Walk the remaining .6 miles to Clute Park on the southern shore of Seneca Lake. Continue to descend on the Finger Lakes Trail to an unused railroad track at around 2 miles. The trail may be choked with weeds and hard to see but continue walking to the edge of the field. This section of the trail heads almost due east. Parts of this section of trail may not be well trimmed. Take Route 206 west from Bainbridge and watch for Case Road on the right. 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