Buckhorn Island State Park

EASY 6 reviews

Buckhorn Island State Park is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Grand Island, NY that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles 6 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





road biking

trail running


whitewater kayaking

cross country skiing



wild flowers


7 months ago

Trail runs along Niagara River. Side trails hug the river banks to get a better view of the river and The north Grand Island bridge. Kayak and canoe launch is located nearby.

sea kayaking
1 year ago

Love this paddle - if you hit this place at the right part of summer you will see all the lilies popping from the lily pads - very pretty! I kayaked up to Niagara River

1 year ago

If your looking for easy recovery trail running there's not much elevation gain as it's pretty flat and very runnable. I run 3 mile loops to get my miles in.

1 year ago

Nice walk with the kids and dog. Flat and easy.

3 years ago

do this trail all the time. There are great veiws of the city. Also great wild life,fishing.

4 years ago

Have been going to this trail for many years, used to run around there when was a kid. This trail is a very easy flat path, good for a walk/hike(kids & dogs), birding, fishing, jogging, or biking. The main trail is a vehicle wide path & a little over 4 miles out & back. There are off paths that lead to edge of Niagara River & one other path that loops around back to main path. Main path is pretty much a straight out & back. At the end of trail is an osprey stand that there has been sitings of but not this day. About midway of original trail there is a blacktop bike/walking path that meets up with it, which goes thru a marsh area along side of the highway & are able to loop back around along a road to original starting spot. Also on this portion there is another area to drive and park or walk to for bird watching. Only gave 4 stars due to the NYS Thuway runs through area & traffic noise can be somewhat loud, main trail goes under thruway. But there are numerous types of birds to see & hear, chirping & singing. Highly recommend Buckhorn for a easy hike/walk or relaxing stroll.