Stid Hill Multiple Use Area Trails is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canandaigua, NY that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Great hike, my kind of trail. Up hill out and down hill back with many animals. There were a lot of posted signs at the top... I would definitely go back once the leaves fall to see the view from the top.
Thanks Tim. The route that comes up when you search for Stid Hill isn't the route I was looking for - it is from an alternate parking area and doesn't lead to the peak I was looking for. This route is from the parking area past Bristol Mountain to the South with the big sign, as Tim described.
Early on, after you pass from meadow to forest, you can cross the creek and take a steeper route which is also an easy to follow trail up to the top.
To get to the glider launch, go directly West of the cell phone tower.
I went up from the southern parking lot, the one with the big information board. The trail is poorly marked but easy to follow.
Follow trails up to cell tower and beyond. Looks like the mountain bikers love the upper area.
Leave the young kids home the 1st time.
Good trail. Lots of ups and downs and side to side. Some mud at the beginning but that is to be expected in the spring
Good trail, not the greatest trail markers got lost for a few min a few times found the trail quickly though. Will be doing it again soon for sure
Good area. Trails are pretty easy for me. I like going up the dried creek beds though. They were much more challenging to climb up with the shale
Interesting and a lot more challenging than I expected. I took the left branch (North) up the hill and went off-trail a bit to check out the large gully. Then followed the blue blazes south along the ridge-line, and again went off-trail into the pines near the southern gully. I picked up the trail that leads down the hill next to the southern gully which was very good but steep. The bottom of the hill was problematic however, because the trail markers are tied to small trees and shrubs and at some point they are just gone due to blow down. I ended up in a ton of brambles and blackberry bushes with no blaze to be seen, so I went back up to the woods and traversed along just above the brambles in the valley till I intersected back onto the first trail leading out of the parking area. Very muddy today due to snow melt, and the soil was super saturated, like wet oatmeal, so that added to the challenge. My dog seemed more tired than when we did Mt Haystack as a day hike (20 miles)!
Great trail, quiet, not much traffic. Fairly difficult and pretty low visibility of blazes, but overall awesome trek. The waterfall was mostly frozen which was pretty beautiful. Highly recommend
Great hike with a good view. Streep in parts, breezy at the top, all in all a great day to be outdoors!
It's a difficult climb and some of the markers can be difficult to follow. The hill is very pretty and the view at the top is well worth the steep climb to get there. This probably isn't for little kids.
Better be prepared for a hike up a mountian side. Pretty view from the top, but quite strenuous.