The Bristol Hills Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Naples, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Great hike! We parked near Parrish Rd. and hiked up the stream, not the path. Very scenic, and we increased in elevation without even realizing it. There were a few tricky parts: using ropes (they were already hanging for us-just look for them) to assist in climbing up the slippery rocks. The work is worth the reward for this one: beautiful view at the end of the trail.
It's a great place to ride the horses and the trails are normally maintained well! It's a joy every time!
We parked off of Parrish Hill Rd and followed the markers for the blue trail up to the lean to's and then back down. The trail was really well marked. It was a bit muddy and almost a 600ft vertical ascent in about a mile. Went with my husband and our dog who loved it! Definitely bring bug spray.
Had a great time hiked through the stream. When i kept getting further into the hike, it suddenly turned into a climb. I was stuck in a gorge and climbed up a lot of rocks to get to the top where the trail was. It was intense for me especially with no climbing equipment besides some climbing boots and a camel back with water in it. But all together it was an amazing time i felt on top of the world after i got to the top.
Ended up on a 2 mile mountain bike path that took us by an old, empty dilapidated barn...trail ended at a tiny little falls and secondary parking lot. Took it back to the entrance off rt 245. Nice brook.
Not sure where the loop aspect comes into play. Hikes to the top where the lean-to is then followed a road for a bit then went right to what we thought was the downward trail but it eventually ended. Ended up bush wacking to the road. Fun hike though.
Way to spoil a trail.
Pick one of the worst days to go. Rainy and cold. The first part of the trail from the parking lot is very easy and accessible. Once you get to to we decided to take a different route down, it started out as a wide almost ski trail path of grass and then it eventually started to break up, before it disappeared entirely. We went of trail and had to spend some time trying get around a gorge that is in the middle of the park. Eventually climbed down a stream cut and had to use tree branches to get down. All in all a very good day. At one point it was misty and extremely quiet and very serene.