Chimney Bluffs State Park Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews

Chimney Bluffs State Park Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wolcott, New York that features a lake 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
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Parking

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

The picnic tables and grilling area is great and has some nice views of the lake, but the trail itself is nothing special. It's exceptionally muddy (far beyond other trails after the same amount of rain), and the trails aren't all easy to follow or well labeled. It's marked as dog friendly, but hiking the bluffs trail with my well-behaved dog felt terribly dangerous in many sections; several times, the trail is right up against a cliff with only a foot or a foot and a half of room between the cliff and trees. I absolutely would not bring a dog here ever again. And honestly, even after that somewhat treacherous hike, the views weren't anything all that special. Nice enough, sure, but after seeing all of the positive reviews everywhere, I was very disappointed.

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1 month ago

Honestly an easy hike minus the mud!! I decided to hike last minute in my berkenstocks...the first half of the trail was crazy easy... then came the mud!!! Seriously the whole other half of the loop was just pure mud!
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hiking
1 month ago

I wasn't prepared for the hike (didn't say you had to hike to the spot on the website) and came at a late time, but still cool to see, especially in New York. took us about 30 mins to get to. planning on going back earlier in the day and getting a better view or kayaking to get another point of view

2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

This trail has amazing viewpoints. You might want to avoid hiking on this trail in the winter because this place is very windy.

3 months ago

Beautiful area

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful park/hike with lots of varying scenes. Go early as the trail does get crowded. The Bluffs are enhanced with Lake Ontario.

3 months ago

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8 months ago

Great views of Lake Ontario. It was a little muddy but it rained the last two days.

hiking
9 months ago

I've lived in upstate New York all life, and never appreciated the sheer beauty of Lake Ontario, until I hiked chimney bluffs.

9 months ago