Chestnut Ridge Orienteering and Boy Scout Trails

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Chestnut Ridge Orienteering and Boy Scout Trails is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Orchard Park, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

With additional Eternal Flame overlook walk

14 days ago

Loved this trail! Good variation of terrain! Only drawback was hearing car traffic on nearby expressway in one section. Beautiful scenery. Very woodsy!

hiking
15 days ago

nice connecting trail to the eternal flame. Good loop.

hiking
3 months ago

easy trail

hiking
6 months ago

45 degrees out made for a beautiful February hike. A little slippery. Trail mark well for one half. The other half, it is necessary to pay attention.

hiking
7 months ago

still a great hike during the winter.

hiking
9 months ago

Pleasant forest trail. It gets quite muddy, so probably better to do when the weather has been dry. I added on the eternal flame spur when I did it. Last third of the loop follows the road, so it's a bit less interesting.

hiking
10 months ago

This was a really nice trail, took us to parts of the park I've never explored before. Love how it weaves in and out of the gorge several times. There are a few steep climbs.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great trail and very light traffic. We ran into more hikers near the eternal flame and along the second half of the trail. The markers are a little confusing near the eternal flame overlook, but follow the trail up to the road, follow it a little ways, and you'll pick it back up again.

backpacking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

This was a beautiful but strenuous hike (with a 30 lb pack). The trails are wide and well maintained. Under recordings, you can follow our trip out and back recorded as two separate hiking segments. The area near the Eternal Flame is beautiful but dangerous. I took a lot of photos so you can see what to expect along the trail. I think this is the best "long hiking loop" I've found in the immediate Buffalo area.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Solid forest hike around the lower section of Chestnut Ridge Park. Includes both the Orienteering and Boy Scout trails. Additional small side trek near Seufert Rd to overlook the Eternal Flame Falls from above. Some steep sections. Tends to get muddy, better done mid to late summer after a day or two with no rain

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016