Chimney Bluffs Loop

MODERATE 24 reviews

Chimney Bluffs Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wolcott, New York that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
296 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

blowdown

paddle sports
1 month ago

Meh. The formations are a neat sight. The trail itself in my opinion is not too exciting. It’s a pretty short hike. There are a few good lookout spots but other than that they are blocked by trees. Some spots are narrow and close to the edge so use caution. The beach/parking lot was crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

really cool loop and some great views. the walk along the water was gorgeous and our dog loved swimming in the small waves.

hiking
2 months ago

The bluff trail is open for the first half and they have an orange gate up where you are supposed to stop. its easily passable and takes you right down to the water where you can take a swim and cool off. It was a beautiful hike with the exception of the bugs. There are so many bugs its hard to think about anything else.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a picture perfect day to visit. I brought my dog and we hiked up to the Drumlin trail. The views were breath taking....Ive never been here before. The trails we very well kept. I hope to do the Bluff trail if it reopens!

3 months ago

Bluff trail was closed due to erosion and hill slide but still ventured it carefully. Amazing views of the lake and the bluffs, excellent photo opportunities and so extremely peaceful out there! The employees keep the trails so great, very easy to follow the trails and overall a great hike!

3 months ago

The trail is closed if you want to walk along the bluffs, so be mindful of that. Otherwise walk at your hearts content.

I arrived rather early, around 8:40 or so, and the entire park was covered in a thick fog.
It was quite the sight to see, absolutely beautiful.
I hung around on the other side of the trail once out until about 10 or 11, once the fog cleared, i went a second time to experience the view of the lake.

While the trail is dangerous since its been washed out, the view was more than worth the risk.

hiking
4 months ago

Parts of the trail are a bit narrow and on the edge of a large drop off. Wouldn't recommend for hikers with younger children.

hiking
5 months ago

What a beautiful trail! It is so peaceful with the waves lapping the shoreline the entire way. The cliffs are spectacular...the views perfect. The trail was very wet and muddy in sections and I was glad I opted for hiking boots. I will definately return.

hiking
5 months ago

Spring hiking is definitely muddy so just be careful. Walking close to the cliff edge was scary (i may just be overreacting!) The lake view and the woods are spectacular. Fulfillment is what you’d feel after traversing the cliff trail but when you look back and see that nothing was supporting the spot where you stood to take pictures/walked earlier, you’d feel terrified!

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