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Corbett's Glen is a 2.1 mile heavily 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

cross country skiing

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

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.

hiking
20 hours ago

We loved this trail!! Lots for the kids to see!

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Always a great hike. Bit muddy after some rain but otherwise perfect!

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

It was a little muddy on the path but still great being out there.

hiking
muddy
9 days ago

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

walking
muddy
25 days ago

hiking
icy
4 months ago

I'd forgotten how nice the Glen is, especially if you can go on a weekday. Had a doe walk up to about 20 - 25 feet from me - very tame.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Great simple hike, nice views, great for families and dogs. There’s one spot that’s a little slippery when it’s icey and wet outside but otherwise flat and easy.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

This is a really nice easy hike. It’s a simple walk through the woods with a small waterfall.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Muddy today in parts.. when you get to the end water is running fast and there is lots of it and it’s very nice!

hiking
5 months ago

Love stopping to run this trail since it's on the same route to Planet Fitness. Saw a good sized salmon swimming up stream just before the falls. The trail itself is pretty wide through out, but there are spots that will get muddy after it rains so be careful. It can get pretty busy on the weekends leaving no room to park. Best enjoyed during the weekdays!

recorded Corbett's Glen

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail!

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
6 months ago

Nice walk

hiking
6 months ago

Didn’t know this trail existed until I downloaded the app and after today it’s gonna be one of my favorites. Well maintained and clean! Tree roots and some loose soil on the inclines but easily Navigable.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice, well maintain trail. Easy for dogs and kids. nice falls and creek to cool off.

hiking
8 months ago

It was disappointing that wading is forbidden. On a 95+° day, the water looked very refreshing. Otherwise, a beautiful hike!

hiking
9 months ago

My husband and I are beginners and this trail was great for us. Beautiful walk through the woods, but there lots of roots and some inclines if you have trouble with mobility.

hiking
9 months ago

Delightful trail, even with teenagers in tow.

9 months ago

Really beautiful spot for hiking. One of my favorites. Some hills but not overly challenging.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail. A slight incline, but very manageable.

hiking
10 months ago

I stayed on public property FYI. Easy walk, well maintained.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice to be in the woods but limited view of Glen and waterfalls. No restrooms. My dog and I enjoyed it!

hiking
10 months ago

I love this trail. The first time I did it I had no idea about the history or the small water fall, bridge and stream. There are some rocks you have to climb down to get there it’s not bad but if you have mobility issues just be forewarned. It’s beautiful though!

hiking
muddy
10 months ago

hiking
private property
11 months ago

Easy trail, well marked and kept up. Dogs on leash, there are signs that say no wading in the water and to not let your dog in the water. Nice open field not too far in with a little bench where you can sit and observe.

Sun Mar 17 2019

Moderate, urban, unpaved trail through the woods with a small waterfall amidst a stream. Definitely need hikers or boots at this time of year. Full trail experience will lead you up and down hills. Just did trail with our three and four year old that hiked the entire trail beside us.

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