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Bald Hill is 13 miles southeast of Ithaca in the Town of Caroline. Note: Beyond the intersection of Bald Hill School Road and Leonard Road, the road is narrow and is not maintained in the winter (see map).

From Cornell, take Judd Falls Road to Route 366 west. Turn right on Route 366, then immediately turn left on Pine Tree Road. In 1.5 miles, at the T-intersection, turn left on Route 79 east (Slaterville Road). In 5.7 miles, turn right on Boiceville Road (past Caroline Elementary School). At the T-intersection, turn left on Central Chapel Road. In 1.1 miles, turn right on Grove School Road.

In 1.3 miles, turn left on Bald Hill School Road. In 0.7 mile is the northern boundary of the Palmer-Adams Preserve. In another 0.2 miles, you can park on the road shoulder to access the trailhead and enter the preserve.