Explore the most popular birding trails in Clark Reservation State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 months ago

This is a gorgeous trail, but a few caveats: First, it is not suitable for small children. Secondly, on the Cliff Trail, there is a lot of skipping from rock to rock, which will be difficult and may be dangerous for people who lack agility or balance. Thirdly, if you go up the steps from the Lake Trail to the Cliff Trail on the southwest side of the lake, you will probably huff and puff seriously. On the other hand, if you are in fairly good shape, (not necessarily athletic), all of these challenges could be fun.

The views of the lake from the top of the cliff and from its shore were stunning in mid-October (foliage color season). The best view is from the picnic shelter near the parking, so don’t miss that.

We saw hand-written signs in several places along the lake shore saying “do not enter; quicksand”. Although these signs looked unofficial and amateurish, I chose not to test their claim. The wet mud did look sticky enough to loose a shoe in it at least.

Note: I think the rating of this trail should be raised from easy to moderate.

Nice views with lots of fun rock scrambles !

There are easy, moderate and harder trails to choose from so I can bring my kids or do the more difficult on my own! Beautiful sites, amazing natural wonders!

I wouldn't rate it as a difficult trail. It had some patches where you had to scramble around the rocks but nothing too strenuous. I would rate this one moderate.

scrambling up and down rocks nurtures the Capricorn goat in me. satisfying woods. one trail goes along a power line, you can exit it in a couple places and get back into woods

it was a beautiful sight, definitely great. would not being young kids. went early morning and it was great until the skeeters came out. definitely recommend bringing lots of water and a can of bug spray :)

definitely wouldn't bring young kids, on the trails. but a great time!

Been going here for years. Always an adventure.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

We'll marked trails with very good winter views. Lots of cool rock formations.

Awesome trail. Many rocks to climb up. Would be a great adventure for the family.

Fun adventure to be had here with the family. Plenty of exploring to do and some very seinic views.

One of my favorites in the Syracuse area!

Monday, July 31, 2017

great trail. worth the trip with a dog

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This trail is actually located at Clark Reservation State Park. It's my favorite local state park with tons of criss-crossing trails. Lots of stunning rock outcroppings.

was a nice trail!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

This should be called Clarks Reservation State Park trail as that is where it is located. There is no trail around Jamesville Reservoir which is a couple of miles away. There is an admission fee to the park but is free after Labor Day.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great trail for hiking. Has numerous trails for all level of hikers.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

great for an afternoon hike/walk just to be out there.

Thursday, January 07, 2016


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Very easy walk. A lot to do, and every once in awhile you can catch hot air balloons taking off

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Within Clark Reservation there's tons of hiking across multiple connecting trails (so you can loop back or extend the hike) ranging from woods to rock tables. Not too difficult, but fun enough to keep you interested. I believe there was a $3 parking fee.

3 months ago

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