If you are here for scenic views, be disappointed. If you are here to see nature and beautiful forest and wetland, look no farther. Birds sing, even late in the year. Deer bound across your way, and it is beautiful. A heron takes flight from the marshes and settles down again a distance away. Bring hiking boots, due to the mud. The trails are easily accessible, and at this time of year, the trails are mostly clear, save for the odd person Nordic walking the trails. However, the trail length of 7.5 miles is misleading. I followed the purple, then the green trails, and it came out to something like 4.0 miles. If you hiked all of the trails together, including the red and blue, you'd probably come out to 7.5 miles. Overall, though, it's definitely a place I'd come back to again, for hiking, birding, and just watching wildlife.

Awesome, historical space. Great elevation making this a tougher run or walk. Everything is paved road.

You get a glimpse into the better days of Rochester, back when when the city was prospering. Would definitely recommend.

The mileage in the description for this loop is not accurate-- the Ridge Trail is 1.4 miles long, and the Wetlands trail is 2.1 miles, so the loop of these two trails is 3.5 miles rather than 7.5. The trails are walking rather than hiking trails, and are generally flat, wide, mowed grass trails. Sections of the trail are very muddy, with parts ankle deep.

It's a nice scenic walk through the historic Mt. Hope Cemetery. People should know it's mainly trails on roads as a heads up.

Took my kids and it was amazing. So beautiful even with the rain. plan to do the other half this week.

such a neat place to go on a long walk/hike. holds so much history and it's so cool to see all the coliseums and headstones from the late 1800s and early 1900s. would definitely recommend. you also get a great workout with the hills that are there!

walking
5 months ago

Very muddy and a lot of trees have fallen onto the path. I think the loop around the park was okay, but the trails within the loop looked more interesting (orange and blue I think).

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016