East Esker Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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East Esker Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honeoye Falls, NY that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.2 miles 646 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers




old growth



Trail head is on the north side of Pond Rd, between the intersections of Douglas Rd & Pittsford-Mendon Rd. The parking area is small with a Posted Brown Wooden sign "Horse Trailer Parking" or something similar. I will update with a picture next time I run the trail. This is a nice run with a lot of elevation changes, some of the hills are steep and in wet conditions deep lugged trail shoes are recommended. Pay close attention to the green markers as many have gotten lost on this run/hike.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Great fairly easy hike if you stick to the main trail. Good combination of wooded and open areas with a good amount of ridge hiking. Only negative is there are a lot of loose stones on the sharper inclines.

6 months ago

I absolutely love this trail. It takes me about two hours to complete when walking at a leisurely pace (total trail length is approximately 4.7 miles). As others have stated, it is very easy to wander off the trail so always keep a look out for green paint markers on the trees. There are also numerous hills and valleys on this trail which makes it interesting. The trail also goes near the road sometimes, which I don't find to be particularly enjoyable when out hiking, but overall a great hike!

1 year ago

1 year ago

Parts in woods parts out open. Good hike has ups and downs.

1 year ago

Excellent trail for cross country running or a brisk walk. The relative lack of stones and roots on the trail makes it easy for going fast. The trail meanders over and around short hills. Runs along a well travelled road and in sight of houses in a few places but mostly surrounded by pleasant mixed forest dominated by maples which provide cool shade for most of the trail. There are many side trails which make following the route confusing. Look for rectangular green paint blazes on the trees.

1 year ago

Great spot to relax