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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...

Nice walk along the river. Bring bug spray for the wooded areas.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

walking
1 month ago

My daughter and I enjoyed this trail. It was paved throughout and fairly level. Not strenuous but a nice scenic walk along the Genesee River. The bridge was nice as well.

Great trail! Pretty simple trail but love the bridge walk across the water.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked out and well traveled/ beaten path. Close to roads at times. Plenty of wild life around.

hiking
1 month 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.

Not a well marked trail. and close to houses and a couple farms. Although there is a abundance of wildlife to be seen.

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.

Love this one, just the right size for a dog walk, and as bonus for kids you can pet horses in the back part of it.

Somebody should do something about the view from Observation deck though, the brush around is too high to see anything.

hiking
2 months ago

A very nice trail! Well maintained and easy to tell where the trail is as it is marked consistently with green markers to lead you back to the entrance where you started.
Watch out for the occasional horse poop though!
I was also able to spot 6 Deer in the woods. Thankfully, no bear at all.
Great change in terrain and a good opportunity for trail runners. Overall, very enjoyable trail with decent views.

(P. S.) The waterfall really doesn’t exist.

Dog enjoyed the back half of the trail. The first section encircles a corn field.

uneven but good trail

hiking
2 months ago

The trails aren't exactly marked well. The overlook trail really needs some help, vandalism is apparent once at the top of the hill. Definitely will want some bug spray, couldn't keep the flies off my poor pupper.

Some awesome trails and beautiful stream. Great place to bring the dog every day.

hiking
2 months ago

First time hiking in Mendon Ponds Park, there is a variety of trails to choose from. Choose the East Esker Trail due to being a moderate trail that is dog friendly with hilly terrain. The trail was better than expected, a great workout! Did not see any waterfall, but there was a swamp & a pond. Definitely coming back in the fall time for the foliage!

The only downside was the horse poop in the middle of the trail, but the dog enjoyed smelling it!

Great walk! Went from Turning Point up to the Port of Rochester for ice cream with the dogs.

I thought it's was very fun and fairly easy. Great for mountain biking.

hiking
3 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
3 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!

Very nice, we enjoyed our walk

3 months ago

Great, easy walk for the family!

Good workout for beginners but no waterfall

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

The bugs were awful when I went and I ended up tying my shirt around my head to keep them out of my ears! It is a pretty trail though, and I didn't see anyone else on the weekday I was there. I saw some very cute little frogs the size of my pinky fingernail.

Take this trail from Boxart all the way to Ontario Beach Park and back! It is quite a walk, but enjoyable...I am guessing a little over 5 miles round trip.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Nice variety of terrain. Not much wildlife on our day

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing views and very peaceful

The trail is really nice with some great views. Have some time on your hands as it takes a good hour or two to complete.

Only bad things that I noticed was the horse poop for one, but I guess that's warranted.

The other thing is that there is no waterfall unless I'm blind. I saw a body of water that was buried behind the trees, but again, no waterfall. Probably should change the description unless I'm wrong.

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