Corbett's Glen

MODERATE 190 reviews

Corbett's Glen is a 2.1 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
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Hidden away in the development-packed Rochester suburb of Penfield, the once popular and privately owned park 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.

3 days ago

Beautiful trail and scenic waterfalls and streams.

hiking
16 days ago

Great family friendly hike. Parking can be an issue so get there early. One last thing, people should really take there bags of dog poop with them. I really don’t think it’s the town responsibility to pick up after hikers dogs.

29 days ago

beautiful walking trail, easy to walk without too much elevation. once you get to the water there is a great binder full of history of the Glen including pictures dating back to the 1900s.

1 month ago

Small parking area, accommodate less then 10 vehicles. More then half of trail is well shaded. Railroad borders 1 side of trail, great to orient oneself on the trail. Easy walking, minor elevation changes. Excellent water features, water friendly.

2 months ago

Went to a nearby trail and hated it. loved this one! came from buffalo and it was well worth the trip.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice walk on a very clearly marked trail. there are bridges in areas that may be muddy. The trail is off a small parking lot, and very dog friendly.

walking
4 months ago

Nice, easy walk with some nice water spots.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

A nice scenic walk.

trail running
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months 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.

11 months ago

very nice short walk. the water falls and creek and always nice to walk in.

11 months ago

easier than the moderate rating that it has. Will definitely take the boys out again

11 months ago

The trail was good, just very muddy in several places. The water was perfect, the falls beautiful. Parking was a bit challenging, but you just have to walk a bit further.

11 months ago

We walked the whole trail including some lead off trails. Kids and dogs enjoyed the day.

hiking
11 months ago

This was not a very exciting hike. It's a great place to bring kids. There is a stream and a nice waterfall. I was prepared for a hike and people were in flip flops and sneakers. I was distracted by the trains passing. It's a nice family walk.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail even with little kids. A bit muddy today but expected with the amount of rain yesterday.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful place! I don't usually stay on trail, but the areas I went were absolutely gorgeous. Definitely an easy hike. Highly recommend.

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

such a beautiful trail!! didn't even feel like we were getting a workout bc we were so enamored by the beauty!! highly recommend

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Not quite sure why this is rated moderate. Well groomed and maintained trails. You can venture off the main for some steep climbs. But the draw here is walking in the creek bed. Very cool. Lots of people with kids and dogs on the Sunday we went.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Beautiful hike along Allens Creek! I thought is was buggy and was thankful to have my bug spray in my pack. Would strongly recommend this adventure! Great find in Brighton/Penfield/Panorama area!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Easy hike, but beautiful scenery.

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trail is pretty easy. It was far more fun to follow some of the pathways made by more adventurous hikers that go into, up and down the glen. There are private property posters up so you will know when you've gone too far. Trails could be marked a little more clearly. Had a few people ask me where things were, it being my first time I couldn't help them. Will go back when it is less wet and buggy.

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

This park is BEAUTIFUL! One of my favorite places to hike. Just wish the trails were longer, I could spend forever here!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Pretty cool trail! Love the waterfalls and sounds. Kids 3 and 2 years old had a blast!

trail running
Monday, May 29, 2017

This is a short trail close to where I stay when I'm working in Rochester.

I completed the full trail twice. It's flat except for two short dips, only about 15 feet down and up but it's a strait vertical. It's split into 2 sections each around a mile out and back. I wouldn't make this an every day run as you'd get bored after a while but for once in a while when traveling, it's fine.

There were a lot of people on the trail when I was there (6pm, May). It sits in between a commuter trail and houses so you don't get a complete "woodsy" feel.

walking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

This is a very nicely maintained trail. I do not think it warrants a moderate difficulty rating. The bird life and their sounds around the swamp area were absolutely a beautiful concert to experience.

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