East Esker Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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East Esker Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honeoye Falls, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

old growth

rocky

snow

Trailhead is on the north side of Pond Rd, between the intersections of Douglas Rd & Pittsford-Mendon Rd. The parking area is small with a Posted Brown Wooden sign "Horse Trailer Parking" or something similar. This is a nice run with a lot of elevation changes, some of the hills are steep and in wet conditions deep lugged trail shoes are recommended. Pay close attention to the green markers as many have gotten lost on this run/hike.

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hiking
2 months ago

The best time to hike in this place is during Fall(October/November). Also, you can spot couple of deer. It takes roughly 2 hours to complete the trail.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with lots of varying terrain. We ran out of daylight or we would have finished it I would like to go back to complete the trail.

4 months ago

So great! A little of everything on this trail.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail -one of my favorites in Mendon. It's got some good ups and downs and is well marked. I did this last week and it definitely had some slick and icy parts in the snow. Some of the trail is ny the road which isn't the nicest but overall it's an enjoyable hike. I saw two deer as well by the water tower. In years past I have cross country skied this trail as well.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great fairly easy hike if you stick to the main trail. Good combination of wooded and open areas with a good amount of ridge hiking. Only negative is there are a lot of loose stones on the sharper inclines.

hiking
9 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

I absolutely love this trail. It takes me about two hours to complete when walking at a leisurely pace (total trail length is approximately 4.7 miles). As others have stated, it is very easy to wander off the trail so always keep a look out for green paint markers on the trees. There are also numerous hills and valleys on this trail which makes it interesting. The trail also goes near the road sometimes, which I don't find to be particularly enjoyable when out hiking, but overall a great hike!

hiking
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tuesday, March 08, 2016