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Best trails in Mendon Ponds County Park

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Looking for a great trail in Mendon Ponds County Park, New York? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Mendon Ponds County Park ranging from 1.1 to 3.3 miles and from 652 to 774 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Mendon Ponds Park is the largest Monroe County Park with 2,500 acres of woodlands, ponds, wetlands and glacially created landforms. In 1969, it was named to the National Registry of Natural Landmarks due to its geologic history and presence of significant kames, eskers, and kettles. This distinct park offers six Lodges and seven Shelters, all available for rental. Mendon Ponds has many recreational areas; Sharon’s Sensory Garden, Wild Wings, Inc., a Youth Camping area, and a boat launch (non-motorized boats only).

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Map of trails in Mendon Ponds County Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,500 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
585-509-2895
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Top trails (10)
#1 - East Esker Trail
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Trailhead is on the north side of Pond Rd, between the intersections of Douglas Rd & Pittsford-Mendon Rd. The parking area is small with a Posted Brown Wooden sign "Horse Trailer Parking" or somethingShow more
#2 - Devil's Bathtub Trail
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 55 m
Devil's Bathtub Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mendon, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more
#3 - Quaker Pond Trail
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
This is an easy trail over level terrain. Beavers have been active in this area for many years. As you cross the wooden footbridges over moving water, look around for evidence of felled trees, dams, lShow more
#4 - Birdsong and Swamp Trails Loop
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
This is a moderately hilly trail. One of the highlights is the Nature Center with its gardens and interpretative displays related to geology, and native plants and animals. In winter chikadees will eaShow more
#5 - Mendon Ponds Park Loop
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Mendon Ponds Park Loop is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near Mendon, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.Show more
#6 - Devils Bathtub and Hopkins Point Loop
Mendon Ponds County Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(52)
Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Devils Bathtub and Hopkins Point Loop is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mendon, New York that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hShow more
#7 - North Meadow Trail Loop
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
North Meadow Trail Loop is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pittsford, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numberShow more
#8 - Southern Meadow Loop
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Southern Meadow Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honeoye Falls, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#9 - Pine Woods Loop
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
Pine Woods Loop is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mendon, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for walkiShow more
#10 - Grasslands Loop
Mendon Ponds County Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
Grasslands Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mendon, New York that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for walking, running, and Show more