Corbett's Glen (2 falls)

MODERATE 57 reviews

Corbett's Glen (2 falls) is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Rochester, NY that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles 239 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

cross country skiing

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This 52-acre parcel includes: 2 miles of 8 ft. wide trails A boardwalk area A deck viewing area A seating area that overlooks Postcard Falls Restrooms and garbage receptacles are not available in this park Once a privately-owned park, Corbetts Glen was such a premier attraction for the Rochester area, its picturesque landscape is immortalized in postcards and the memories of the locals. Even when devastated by pollution and threatened by surrounding development, the Allens Creek Valley, in which the Glen lies, continued to be a draw for scenic walks, family picnics, and photography. Hidden away in the development-packed Rochester suburb of Penfield, the Glen continues to serve as a small slice of nature for the community to enjoy. The pebble-lined Allens Creek enters the park as visitors do, through the vaulted stone arch of the railway bridge. It is this tunnel that gives visitors a feeling of entering another world; one that really shouldnt be here, as they leave the busy expressways and business complexes above, and follow Allens Creek as it winds around glacial formations and drops over several small frothy cascades. Tunnel Falls, lying just as the creek emerges from beneath the vine-covered stone of the rail bridge, is the first of many lovely scenes that is remembered long after leaving. Two additional cascades, although small in size, shake up the creek and provide a little excitement in this otherwise serene landscape. In addition to the three cascades, the southern part of the park carries hikers around rolling glacial moraines left from the last ice age, wetland marsh that is as saturated with wildlife as it is with water, and a wind-swept meadow in the heart of it all. A favorite pastime of mine is to sit on the lone bench in the middle of the meadow with a pair of binoculars and a field guide and try to identify the various resident and migrating birds that fly by. Being an oasis of green within an urban jungle, migrating birds often use the valley as a stop-over on their long journeys. Over 100 species have been spotted here. The northern end is perfect for an afternoon shaded walk through deciduous and mixed woodland. The trails here are well-maintained and spotting local wildlife is unavoidable. The Corbetts Glen neighborhood is friendly and very protective of the park. If it werent for the surrounding community, and support from the Genesee Valley Land Trust, we may not have Corbetts Glen today. The town of Brightons plans for adjacent development are an immediate danger to the health of this isolated ecosystem. If you would like to join the movement to help protect this Monroe County treasure, please support the ACCGPG.

hiking
8 days ago

Walked this trail with my husband, our nephew and his kids. His 3 year old son was able to navigate the trails with us with no problem. His 1 year old also walked with us but ended up riding in a backpack most of the way. Good walk, not too strenuous. Loved the stream and waterfalls. The tunnel was nice too. Would hike here again.

walking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy walk good for kids

1 month ago

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Walked the trail on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, and parking was limited. Otherwise, the creek and waterfalls were nice features to an easy trail.

2 months ago

nice trail, waterfalls add a nice touch and playing on a hot day. great for dogs as well. a little up and down which made it a nice workout as well.

walking
2 months ago

I brought my pup and she had fun. It was a really nice place and not too confusing. It was a little buggy but not bad if you keep moving. I'd come again!

walking
3 months ago

love to take my dog on weeknights. it's a nice walk and he enjoys a brief swim in the creek.

this trail is easy to walk and is easy to follow. I recommend to anyone who has an hour to spare

hiking
3 months ago

First half was relatively mundane. Good family trail. Another trail starts downstream from the waterfall and that was much better. Still had wide trails. Opened up with large shrubby area with some large cottonwoods and black willows. Great bird watching. Red-headed woodpeckers, blue jays, cardinals, catbirds.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy walk, nice creek with multiple man made waterfalls. Two negatives: lots of mosquitos and trail is not easily marked.

hiking
3 months ago

great easy walk, good for families especially if you want to walk in the water

hiking
3 months ago

Fun trail. Worth hiking a few times and it has a nice water feature at the end. A pretty quick down and back.

4 months ago

Great walk - falls are gorgeous

walking
4 months ago

It was a nice place. I do have a warning there's a spot where there is a bee's nest near the waterfalls under the tunnel.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It was beautiful