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This is a great hike with lots of variable terrain, woods, water, open spaces (when accessing via Cherry St), and a few older and enormous trees. Yesterday found the trail wet and muddy, but nothing a good pair of boots couldn’t handle. Some of the leaf-littered hills were a bit slick, too.

I’ve only used the Cherry St entry point and have had no problems either a year ago or yesterday. This access point seems to be a mystery to people at first but, once you find it, it’s clearly marked and easily accessible. Even the open spaces at the end of Cherry Street have 2x2 wooden stakes painted with red tops as the trail markings.


NOTE: This trail is posted with signs clearly showing its closed during deer and turkey seasons.

hiking
16 days ago

I specifically wanted a trail that was lightly trafficked and something fun/ exciting for my dogs. While the area was beautiful and somewhat challenging, this was not the case. The trails were completely packed with people and dogs. Almost every dog we came across was off leash and the owners were clueless when we asked them to get control of their animals. As beautiful and challenging as this park was I will not go back because of the amount of people and ignorance they all showed when handling their animals.

Great trail for a quick trip in the city, and a great way to start a Sunday! Moderate, short inclines/declines, and several options to change routes for repeated visits...

2 months ago

This is a great trail in the fall with super foliage and good views of the bay. Be careful in the summer tho. Lots of mosquitoes!

2 months ago

Rugged but fun. Careful traversing this park as you could get lost if you don’t pay attention. My favorite place to hike !!

Fabulous intertwining trail with plenty of elevation. The trails down to the Creek are steep but worth the effort. Fun to get off on a loop just to see where it leads. Be aware of bicyclists who don't know they're supposed to be on the west side. Great way to spend an hour or two on a nice Fall day.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail has lots of ups and downs but I would rate it moderate. Beautiful trails and great views of the Bay.

My family and I just returned from hiking the Letchworth Trail at Letchworth State Park. The previous/below reviews about this trail are all very accurate, so I'll try not to repeat the same information. This trail is very beautiful for its gentle up/down topography, frequent river crossings, and beautiful forests. It is, however, not what I expected in terms of views. I thought I would see a lot of overlooks of the gorge, waterfalls, and river. It does not offer that. The photos you see in brochures and websites of the upper, middle, and lower waterfalls are easily viewable by car/overlooks on the west side of the park . . . and are a must-see. Granted, we saw the falls at what must have been the hight of their water levels, and they were a rushing, spewing, fantastic display of nature. Better than Niagra Falls.

Due to high water levels (there was a three-hour rain storm prior to our hitting the trail, perhaps that caused it?), many of the river crossings were difficult. I mean like "should-we-turn-back" difficult. One crossing was so dangerous, we needed to shimmy on our butts across a large fallen log. Afterward we laughed about how filthy our pants were, but honestly we were not prepared for all the water crossings. I would guess there are 50-75 crossings in total (about 4-5 per mile), many of which you could either hop right over, or have to place just one foot in the river. But there were at least 15 crossings that we were mid-calf deep. So be ready for hiking in soaking feet for long distances. We all wear WrightSox, so we didn't get any hot spots or blisters, thank God.

The lean-to's also were clean inside, fire pits were perfect, picnic tables were great.

But come to this hike well-prepared. We saw one other person the whole time we were there. You will be on your own. The Park Service staff is of no help. Even though you can reach them by phone at certain points on the trail, they are not at all familiar with the trail. We needed help with directions at a couple of key points on the trail and they said "I don't know what to tell you." The Mount Morris Visitor Center Rangers, however, were very helpful and knowledgable.

The yellow hashes painted on the trees and the mile markers are very well done. The trailhead signage is non-existent. After 30 minutes of searching for a trailhead in Portageville, we ended up hitching a ride with the fire department vehicle about three miles up the road and found a way into the park. Unfortunately, we missed a good chunk of the Southern part of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun and close! Trails are not well marked, so it’s easy to get lost without a gps. All trails eventually loop back around.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful area to hike-- the first time I walked it, I got completely lost because the trails, while marked, are very confusing. They intersect many times and the colors are hard to follow.

The second time I hiked here, I used my phone much more, which helped me stay on track but robbed the experience of some of its serenity as looking down at a screen isn't an ideal way to be out in the woods for me.

I plan to familiarize myself further with these trails because it is a beautiful plot of land with good changes in elevation.

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Excellent trail

hiking
4 months ago

5 Star as trail itself was very nice with a combo of moderate to easy. We followed the blue trail (Stermie Rd) counter clockwise to the red trail making a right turn to the Farm (farm referenced) on Cherry Road and returning to complete the loop at the parking area off Sternie Road. There is also a small purple loop on the west side to make the trip close to 6 miles. Had a nice hike with the dogs.

Warning: the access is very deceiving from the map and may have changed since others commented. First, the farm entrance on Cherry was blocked with a gate and electric fence. While a person could jump it, having two dogs was not our choice. We drove around the park looking for parking. All parking areas are "permit only, cars will be ticket or towed" (see town of Bloomfield for info). So you have 2 options, get a permit or risk the ticket...

Great hike if it’s not too muddy.

4 months ago

Enjoyed the hike following the red trail. It was just enough ruggedness to make the hike moderate in difficulty with slight elevation changes, narrow trails at times, muddy areas and uneven terrain. The intermittent views of the pond with flowering grass and a Mallard duck family were peaceful and worthwhile. My only recommendation and reason for holding back that 5th star in rating is be very aware of poison ivy. The trails were thick with it and at times we were literally inching around it when the trail was at its narrowest widths. If you are unfamiliar with what it looks like at all its growth stages then I'd recommend you educate yourself beforehand, it may save you from weeks of unpleasantness later.

A lot of these reviews are not the Letchworth Trail, they are of Letchworth State Park which is not the same. The Letchworth Trail is a portion of the much longer Fingerlakes Trail (about 500 miles long) that runs from one end of Letchworth to the other on the east side of the Genesee River (the opposite side of where you have access to the lower, middle, and upper falls). Can be started from either end and is roughly 23 miles long. There are no bathrooms/water refill areas but they have 2 lean to shelters to reserve if you were to make a 2 day backpacking trip to complete the entire trail which my husband and I did. That is all that is out there. If you plan on staying overnight at the shelter(s) you need to call the park and request a permit and reserve the shelter you want for that night. You need to also get permission from the Mount Morris Dam to park your car there overnight- very easy. We started at the Mount Morris end and came out at the Parade Grounds in the Park. The trail is very well parked with yellow paint on the trees. Going in that direction the first lean to shelter is roughly 6 miles in and the second is roughly 8 more miles in (14 miles from the start of the trail). The lean to is good size and there’s also a picnic table and campfire ring at each site. You are not allowed tents or hammocks and as stated before there is nothing out there- no water, no bathrooms. Leave no trace ethics! Bring all the water you need or boil it from the streams. We had 3 hydrapacks of water and used almost all of that for a 2 day hike. At the campsite we boiled water needed so we didn’t use our reserve. Bring everything you need with you, but keep in mind there are no garbage cans either so any trash comes back out with you also. Have a bear safe for food or hang your food in a tree - we did encounter a mama bear with 3 cubs about 4 miles in. There are a lot of switchbacks but really beautiful scenery, a few gorgeous overviews along the way. The lean tos are very good size- probably sleep 4 comfortably. They are 3 sided wooden structures so one side is completely open. I opted to bring a very large mosquito net with hooks- the lean to has nails and hooks in there that made it easy for me to hang it up. Def recommend that to at least keep the bugs off at night. One thing that I would take with me next time would be one of those chairs that you swirl around and fill with air (not sure what they are officially called) because i don’t find a picnic bench very comfortable after a very long hike and chairs would be too heavy to carry. Those seem like a great option to carry weight wise and you just deflate and fold up and stick in your backpack. Would have been nice to have one to relax in around the campfire after a long hike and even an option to sleep on more comfortable than a sleeping pad. Be alert- there are bears there and know how to respond to keep yourself safe. Had a great time would do it again! Added photos also of some views, some of the trail, and also of the shelters.

Beautiful hike, but really wet through the meadow.

5 months ago

It didn’t take me anywhere near auburn

mountain biking
5 months ago

Very scenic and beautiful trail. The trail is marked well, with plenty of signs. I start at Mertensia Park, at the entrance, and go to Powder Mill Park. You can also turn onto Lehigh Valley Trail midway and head towards Mendon. After Mendon you can head on the N/S Lehigh Valley Trail to head past Rush. Overall tons of scenery. You will likely see deer and other wildlife on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Hit a hive a ground bees on green trail off of this trail...very bad...just warning anyone who takes white trail to be careful they swarmed us and stung us

hiking
5 months ago

Nice set of trails. Word of warning to watch your foot in if it just recently rained. Trails can be very slick and steep! Very nice walk with the dogs however! Definitely recommended for a nice trek and many trails to weave through! Also watch for dogs off leash apparently!

hiking
5 months ago

Somewhat overgrown and very muddy.Probably better earlier in the year and not after the rain we just had.Very buggy but gave a good workout!

on White Trail

5 months ago

I went on the White trail at first and then went on the Red trail so I could have a view of the bay. My mom and I ended up getting lost, but we had a fun time. There was so many bugs.

Great trail with great views and a variable topography. But I’d like to note that in order to see the bridges and achieve the 5.4 miles listed you should not follow the map shown. There is an option at the start of the loop to continue left on the red trail around the eastern reservoir or go right onto the blue trail between the reservoirs. The map shows a detour between the reservoirs that cuts off about 2 miles of trails. Stay left on red for the full experience. The 2 paths will join again at the park area. Also, if you follow the parking area listed here you should stay off the road so as not to get in the way of farm equipment. Spoke to the woman living there and she is fine with vehicles technically across the street but still on her property if you are well off the road. There are other parking options as well, at the park where the trail splits. Anyway, great workout. 5 stars if there was less people and more challenging terrain, but still an awesome hike.

Challenging trail down to the water. Not for the faint of knee. Feels so good when you make it back to the top though. Pretty trail. Second time hiking it but we saw an eagle the first time.

Nice easy walk through the woods. We did an out and back total of 4.5 mi from the Mt. Morris Dam & Recreation area. All “scenic” views were within the first half mile or so. Bring big spray if you’re going further than that as the mosquitoes got pretty bad. Tip: you’ll save the $10 entrance fee if you don’t enter through the Park Rd. side of the park first, stay on this (the south side) of the park and you’ll be good.

Great trail. Started at Mt. Morris. Hiked 6 miles south and then back to dam. Very well marked with great views. All forest and overlooks.

Great hike today! In mid 7o's weather. The trail through the meadow is well defined and marked when needed. The trail down to Canadice lake is well marked - not sure about earlier reviews - I've been hiking this trail for the last 3 years. The trail from the summit to the lake has some relatively new switchbacks making the climb easier but not really easy. All in all a fine trail to hike.

Nice trail and well shaded. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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