Land and water clash at Chimney Bluffs, sculpting the most dramatic landscape on the Lake Ontario shore. You can experience massive earthen spires from above or along the lakeshore on nature trails. Day-use services include picnic areas, nature trails and restrooms.

hiking
3 days ago

It was a picture perfect day to visit. I brought my dog and we hiked up to the Drumlin trail. The views were breath taking....Ive never been here before. The trails we very well kept. I hope to do the Bluff trail if it reopens!

Bluff trail was closed due to erosion and hill slide but still ventured it carefully. Amazing views of the lake and the bluffs, excellent photo opportunities and so extremely peaceful out there! The employees keep the trails so great, very easy to follow the trails and overall a great hike!

Amazing trail, very well kept and maintained, definitely lots of wildlife and for being so close to the lake and Sodus Point it's very secluded and really makes you feel you're out in the middle if nowhere!

Took a detour trail, as the Bluff trail is closed, led me on the drumlin trail and it was beautiful! Still a great over look of the bluffs and the shore, and an easy hike as well!

The trail is closed if you want to walk along the bluffs, so be mindful of that. Otherwise walk at your hearts content.

I arrived rather early, around 8:40 or so, and the entire park was covered in a thick fog.
It was quite the sight to see, absolutely beautiful.
I hung around on the other side of the trail once out until about 10 or 11, once the fog cleared, i went a second time to experience the view of the lake.

While the trail is dangerous since its been washed out, the view was more than worth the risk.

trails are closed due to erosion. but the views from the lakeshore is beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Parts of the trail are a bit narrow and on the edge of a large drop off. Wouldn't recommend for hikers with younger children.

hiking
2 months ago

What a beautiful trail! It is so peaceful with the waves lapping the shoreline the entire way. The cliffs are spectacular...the views perfect. The trail was very wet and muddy in sections and I was glad I opted for hiking boots. I will definately return.

Spring hiking is definitely muddy so just be careful. Walking close to the cliff edge was scary (i may just be overreacting!) The lake view and the woods are spectacular. Fulfillment is what you’d feel after traversing the cliff trail but when you look back and see that nothing was supporting the spot where you stood to take pictures/walked earlier, you’d feel terrified!

Plenty of views of the lake with opportunity for some awesome pictures. Fairly easy going, and would recommend this!

Visiting family for Thanksgiving, we went on a whim and very glad we did. We walked the bluffs then the beach back to the parking lot. Great views, really enjoyed it.

Totally surreal and a great workout! Love it!

Great views, many trail options and a variety of surfaces. Beautiful in the fall. Loved hearing the waves crash from the trail. Walked along the shore afterwards to get a different view of the bluffs. Dog friendly (she had a great time too)

Nice walk. It took about 1.5 hours. Bluffs are neat. We walked the trail close to the bluffs and returned along the shore.

Decent trail and can be fun along the edge. The trail has one hill but is basically easy overall. Three bluffs are unique. I went with a big group and everyone wanted to take 100 pictures. Good place to go if you want to see something different. If you are looking for a hike this is alright.

Beautiful!! Loved this area!!

fairly easy hike with some overgrowth, beautiful views of the lake and the bluffs are ever changing

Easy short trail very cool.

Awesome trails and amazing views!

My posse did the Bluffs trail and then dropped down onto the beach and walked back along the shore to our starting point. There's a place to climb up at the end of the beach that cuts back to the main trail. Beautiful views, but heavily trafficked (most likely due to the holiday weekend).

Great views the entire way! Only two pretty good climbs otherwise an easy trail!

great little hike. good view nice trail.

great place all around. my kids loved it, my dog loved it and it was an amazing view from the trail. I've gone since I was a little kid and It will definitely give me memories for a life time. only down is I wish people would pick up after themselves, found way to much trash :(

Awesome hike start of trail very steep but worth it!! Awesome breeze on entire trail coming off the lake

Clear blue skies made this hike breathtaking.. will definitely come back.

Beautiful park. Nice, family friendly hike. Walked trail in, then walked in the water below bluffs back. Picnic in the park. Perfect day.

This trail has some really spectacular views of the lake and bluffs! The hike is pretty easy.. a couple steep areas so wear good shoes.

Beautiful vistas. Welcoming picnic benches with gorgeous views of the lake. Clean bathrooms. Trail along the rim was scary at times. Many deep muddy areas in the trail so be prepared. We took our 2 dogs and would not recommend taking them along the rim trail as the edge is less than a foot from the trail in many areas. No fences. Trails off of the main ridge trail are not well marked. Overall well worth the trip and effort and I'd do it again.

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

The picnic tables and grilling area is great and has some nice views of the lake, but the trail itself is nothing special. It's exceptionally muddy (far beyond other trails after the same amount of rain), and the trails aren't all easy to follow or well labeled. It's marked as dog friendly, but hiking the bluffs trail with my well-behaved dog felt terribly dangerous in many sections; several times, the trail is right up against a cliff with only a foot or a foot and a half of room between the cliff and trees. I absolutely would not bring a dog here ever again. And honestly, even after that somewhat treacherous hike, the views weren't anything all that special. Nice enough, sure, but after seeing all of the positive reviews everywhere, I was very disappointed.

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