Chimney Bluffs State Park Trail

MODERATE 66 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

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2 days ago

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3 days ago

Beautiful park. Nice, family friendly hike. Walked trail in, then walked in the water below bluffs back. Picnic in the park. Perfect day.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

This trail has some really spectacular views of the lake and bluffs! The hike is pretty easy.. a couple steep areas so wear good shoes.

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9 days ago

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21 days ago

Beautiful vistas. Welcoming picnic benches with gorgeous views of the lake. Clean bathrooms. Trail along the rim was scary at times. Many deep muddy areas in the trail so be prepared. We took our 2 dogs and would not recommend taking them along the rim trail as the edge is less than a foot from the trail in many areas. No fences. Trails off of the main ridge trail are not well marked. Overall well worth the trip and effort and I'd do it again.

21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month 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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2 months 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
2 months 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

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