A significant reroute on the Finger Lakes Trail map M17 south of Ithaca has replaced 2.5 miles of road walk with 2.6 miles of scenic trail. From west to east at mileage 4.7 the former road walk along Bruce Hill Rd., Gunderman Rd., and Comfort Rd. has been replaced by the following:
4.7 Turn left (east) uphill on Bruce Hill Road (1340′). In 150′ turn right (south) into woods passing a trail register.
5.1 Cross gully and enter field; follow its north side to reenter woods in 800′.
5.8 Turn right into steep gully. Ascend and follow 1340′ contour.
6.8 Cross abandoned road, soon crossing another steep gully.
7.3 Reach Comfort Road (1580′, shoulder parking). Turn right (south) along road.
source: Joe Dabes via the FLTC E-list