Buckhorn Island State Park

EASY 20 reviews

Buckhorn Island State Park is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Grand Island, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles
22 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





road biking

trail running


whitewater kayaking

cross country skiing



wild flowers


2 months ago

2 months ago

4 months ago

Love this place but is loaded with ticks always check your cloths before getting in the car and have hitchhikers going home with you! I use repellent and spray my cloths keeps them at bay! Still going to enjoy the park

8 months ago

Enjoyed the walk but was covered with ticks as I left the park. Be careful and check yourself for ticks. Wear tick repellent for sure. Did enjoy myself, though.

9 months ago

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Trail runs along Niagara River. Side trails hug the river banks to get a better view of the river and The north Grand Island bridge. Kayak and canoe launch is located nearby.

Monday, February 22, 2016

sea kayaking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Love this paddle - if you hit this place at the right part of summer you will see all the lilies popping from the lily pads - very pretty! I kayaked up to Niagara River

Friday, August 07, 2015

If your looking for easy recovery trail running there's not much elevation gain as it's pretty flat and very runnable. I run 3 mile loops to get my miles in.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Nice walk with the kids and dog. Flat and easy.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

do this trail all the time. There are great veiws of the city. Also great wild life,fishing.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Have been going to this trail for many years, used to run around there when was a kid. This trail is a very easy flat path, good for a walk/hike(kids & dogs), birding, fishing, jogging, or biking. The main trail is a vehicle wide path & a little over 4 miles out & back. There are off paths that lead to edge of Niagara River & one other path that loops around back to main path. Main path is pretty much a straight out & back. At the end of trail is an osprey stand that there has been sitings of but not this day. About midway of original trail there is a blacktop bike/walking path that meets up with it, which goes thru a marsh area along side of the highway & are able to loop back around along a road to original starting spot. Also on this portion there is another area to drive and park or walk to for bird watching. Only gave 4 stars due to the NYS Thuway runs through area & traffic noise can be somewhat loud, main trail goes under thruway. But there are numerous types of birds to see & hear, chirping & singing. Highly recommend Buckhorn for a easy hike/walk or relaxing stroll.