Corbett's Glen

MODERATE 152 reviews

Corbett's Glen is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Rochester, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This 52-acre parcel includes: 2 miles of 8 ft. wide trails A boardwalk area A deck viewing area A seating area that overlooks Postcard Falls Restrooms and garbage receptacles are not available in this park. Once a privately-owned park, Corbetts Glen was such a premier attraction for the Rochester area, its picturesque landscape is immortalized in postcards and the memories of the locals. Even when devastated by pollution and threatened by surrounding development, the Allens Creek Valley, in which the Glen lies, continued to be a draw for scenic walks, family picnics, and photography. Hidden away in the development-packed Rochester suburb of Penfield, the Glen continues to serve as a small slice of nature for the community to enjoy. The pebble-lined Allens Creek enters the park as visitors do, through the vaulted stone arch of the railway bridge. It is this tunnel that gives visitors a feeling of entering another world; one that really shouldn't be here, as they leave the busy expressways and business complexes above, and follow Allens Creek as it winds around glacial formations and drops over several small frothy cascades. Tunnel Falls, lying just as the creek emerges from beneath the vine-covered stone of the rail bridge, is the first of many lovely scenes that is remembered long after leaving. Two additional cascades, although small in size, shake up the creek and provide a little excitement in this otherwise serene landscape. In addition to the three cascades, the southern part of the park carries hikers around rolling glacial moraines left from the last ice age, wetland marsh that is as saturated with wildlife as it is with water, and a wind-swept meadow in the heart of it all. Being an oasis of green within an urban jungle, migrating birds often use the valley as a stop-over on their long journeys. Over 100 species have been spotted here. The northern end is perfect for an afternoon shaded walk through deciduous and mixed woodland. The trails here are well-maintained and spotting local wildlife is unavoidable. The Corbetts Glen neighborhood is friendly and very protective of the park. The town of Brightons plans for adjacent development are an immediate danger to the health of this isolated ecosystem. If you would like to join the movement to help protect this Monroe County treasure, please support the ACCGPG.

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Great, easy loop. Very well maintained for walking, running, or snowshoeing. Worth checking out the small falls!

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Nice fall colors. Waterfall and the creek are a nice spot to take a break. Some road noise from Rt 490 cuts into the solitude. Wide Trail that is well maintained

Nice moderate trail, decent scenery, but it would be nice if people carried out their waste and trash.

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1 month ago

Loved our walk in the park.Enough of a challenge with the hills and uneven ground.
Lost track of how to exit but there were enough people around to ask.Would like to visit again.

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