Black River Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Black River Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Great Bend, NY that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and fishing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles 219 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

bugs

rocky

Beautiful point to point trail that runs along part of the Black River. Lots of Beautiful Views and fishing along the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

awesome day amazing trail

walking
1 month ago

road biking
5 months ago

Nice scenery , easy stroll

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
1 year ago

completed today with family. Great trail except for the illegal dumping that's going on there. Random trash piles every where. I wish that I could catch them in the act.

1 year ago

Nice and easy trail. Bring bug spray!

walking
1 year ago

Easy trail with a great view of the river and surrounding area. The right side butts up against Fort Drum, so stay away from the fence itself. Only minor 'hills' and the path is very well marked. There are certain spots you can walk onto the rocks that line the river, but be cautious, the river itself is very fast moving.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail, very easy, and easy to find. Follows the river for miles. Not very hilly, couple little ones. This is fun for the whole family. Lots of views and spots to fish from. At one point you follow the fence line of Ft Drum and lots of signs that seem like they really don't want you to walk near there. But overall, this is a fun walk for any age.

2 years ago

Love the Black River

hiking
3 years ago

This trail was nice, except for the intimidating Fort Drum signs.

hiking
3 years ago

A good trail to take in some quality scenery. Numerous side trails will lead you down to the black river. Can become quite confusing with all the military and dept. of wildlife signs. They're constantly telling you not to walk in proximity of FT. Drum or to stay out of certain spots of the woods. It almost seems as if they don't want you hiking the trail. All in all a great trail.

walking
4 years ago

trail running
4 years ago

i did this trail today! the fall colors were awesome! tough to see the trail in some parts b/c of the leaves, so be careful for rocks, roots, etc if you plan on running it. there are a few places that trail off that take you right to the river. make sure you check those out! the river view is beautiful.

trail running
4 years ago

I love this trail!! It was relatively flat and had some mud near the end. Great for those that like to train for OCRs. As other's have said it's not where to map is showing but off 26 past the bridge.

hiking
4 years ago

The gps is slightly off due to low signal, the trailhead actually begins next to the bridge, opposite the side it is marked on the map here. There's a rock/sand parking area. The trail is great for hiking and fishing. Very beautiful! If you enter the trail from the opposite side you can drive in to get closer to a fishing spot.

trail running
5 years ago

The trailhead is just across the bridge on the left. It's sandy and parking can be tricky if you don't stay right. The trail is fairly flat with a few rollers for the first mile or so before it joins a stoned roadbed and continues to the next bridge across the river. It has a few rocky and rooted spots but mostly it's solid footing. Shaded for almost 100%.

fishing
6 years ago

Have fished the Black River most of my life. Best fishing is done from boating, although at certain times fishing off the shore works too! Give it a shot!