Chimney Bluffs State Park Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Chimney Bluffs State Park Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wolcott, NY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles 191 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

2 months ago

Great views of Lake Ontario. It was a little muddy but it rained the last two days.

hiking
2 months ago

I've lived in upstate New York all life, and never appreciated the sheer beauty of Lake Ontario, until I hiked chimney bluffs.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Good hike. Very easy for the majority.

3 months ago

Nice area and easy hike

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the beach out from the 2nd parking area then take the Bluffs trail back. Amazing sites!

4 months ago

Beautiful walk! The trail is easy and moderate in most places but it does get very close to the cliff edge so be cautious with little ones. my 6 and 4 year old boys did fine and loved the adventure!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike! Planning to have a picnic with us next time.

hiking
6 months ago

The Bluffs are a must.. Nice easy walk for a Sunday.. beautiful view from top of looking out. we can check this one off our list.. of day hiking trips..

hiking
6 months ago

Cold and very windy day, but we still wanted to get outside. Trails are easy to follow, the bluffs are other worldly. There was metered parking there, we didn't pay and were wondering if that doesn't start until Memorial day(?). We started with the Bluff trail, then took Drumlin trail to East-West trail. Next time hopefully it will be warmer and we will park at the end of East Bay Road and walk along the beach. Good footwear is a must, trails can be muddy and slippery. There was a map you can take from their info board as well.

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked the Bluff trail carrying a toddler on my back. We had so much fun. It did get quite muddy in some spots. I wouldn't recommend this trail with toddlers unless they are in a backpack carrier only because the trail is very close to the cliffs. Beautiful scenery!

hiking
10 months ago

We really enjoyed our time at this park. There is a picnic area with grills right off the parking lot where we had lunch before heading out on the trails. The trail is well maintained and elevated above the bluffs with great views throughout. At the end of the trail it brings you down to the bottom of the bluffs where you can walk along the lake back to the beginning. Loved the view from the top as well as from the bottom. We will definitely be coming back.

walking
10 months ago

Well maintained trail! Beautiful views. Be careful of the wet clay - extremely slippery!

11 months ago

Beautiful!

walking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Awesome trail, real easy not much elevation change. The view of the bluffs in front of the vast waters is incredible!

hiking
1 year ago

I hike this every year. It's a very unique landscape you won't find anywhere else around here.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail with an excellent elevated view of Lake Ontario and its shoreline. The bluffs are a sight to behold with a landscape of massive spires that never fail to impress...