Fairport Reservoirs Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Fairport Reservoirs Trail is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Victor, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
308 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

hiking
13 days ago

5 Star as trail itself was very nice with a combo of moderate to easy. We followed the blue trail (Stermie Rd) counter clockwise to the red trail making a right turn to the Farm (farm referenced) on Cherry Road and returning to complete the loop at the parking area off Sternie Road. There is also a small purple loop on the west side to make the trip close to 6 miles. Had a nice hike with the dogs.

Warning: the access is very deceiving from the map and may have changed since others commented. First, the farm entrance on Cherry was blocked with a gate and electric fence. While a person could jump it, having two dogs was not our choice. We drove around the park looking for parking. All parking areas are "permit only, cars will be ticket or towed" (see town of Bloomfield for info). So you have 2 options, get a permit or risk the ticket...

26 days ago

Enjoyed the hike following the red trail. It was just enough ruggedness to make the hike moderate in difficulty with slight elevation changes, narrow trails at times, muddy areas and uneven terrain. The intermittent views of the pond with flowering grass and a Mallard duck family were peaceful and worthwhile. My only recommendation and reason for holding back that 5th star in rating is be very aware of poison ivy. The trails were thick with it and at times we were literally inching around it when the trail was at its narrowest widths. If you are unfamiliar with what it looks like at all its growth stages then I'd recommend you educate yourself beforehand, it may save you from weeks of unpleasantness later.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with great views and a variable topography. But I’d like to note that in order to see the bridges and achieve the 5.4 miles listed you should not follow the map shown. There is an option at the start of the loop to continue left on the red trail around the eastern reservoir or go right onto the blue trail between the reservoirs. The map shows a detour between the reservoirs that cuts off about 2 miles of trails. Stay left on red for the full experience. The 2 paths will join again at the park area. Also, if you follow the parking area listed here you should stay off the road so as not to get in the way of farm equipment. Spoke to the woman living there and she is fine with vehicles technically across the street but still on her property if you are well off the road. There are other parking options as well, at the park where the trail splits. Anyway, great workout. 5 stars if there was less people and more challenging terrain, but still an awesome hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Provides great access to Boughton Park in Bloomfied-- the park has a parking area only for those with permits (residents of West and East Bloomfield and Victor) so the rest of us can hike in using this AllTrails route. A few pointers: as others have noted, drive past The Apple Farm, turn right on Cherry Street and park on the asphalt just before the little farm house. Walk down the road, past the farm house and along the field. You will see a red marked trail to the right but do not take that! Continue to the end of the field and you will see a red marked trail to the left that takes you around the field and up into the woods. Stay red all the way until the red trail runs straight ahead into a blue marked trail (and red turns left). Stay straight onto the blue all the way to the ponds. It's about a mile and a half to the ponds from your car.
As we returned to our car today, we met up with I think a gelded steer (?) on the path- I am not very cattle-savvy. Very friendly but scared of my dog who began barking and the bovine galloped back to the herd.
Anyway, this is about the best hike in the area! Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

This place might be in my top 5 for local hikes. It was beautiful! It could also be because it was the first nice day we had in a looooong time but it was still pretty even if it was really muddy. The other reviews are accurate - the trail isn't always easy to see. But if you use the app to track your trail it is fine, or if you just keep the pond to one side of you, you will be good. There is another starting point off Stirnie Road we passed - a bigger parking lot so that could be an option. It would also cut the hike down as getting to the pond and back was half the hike. Great area if you want to picnic, too. I highly recommend it.
** The way in AllTrails is closed May 1-31 for Turkey Season - and likely Oct threw Dec for other hunting seasons **

7 months ago

Does this park require permits?

hiking
7 months ago

We parked on the side of the road and made our way up the dead end road past the farm house.

There was a clear snowmobile trail to the right that we passed and continued down the road.

Beautiful area with plenty to see. In summer it must be lovely!

hiking
10 months ago

There is no indication that your in the right spot for the trail. Lucky for me there was someone already there who knew where to go. Your going to walk past the farm house and continue down the dirt road and the trail is off that. Unfortunately I was looking for a nice fall hike, but the trail had signs that it was closed due to hunting. I would suggest looking the trails up on a different source than this app cause they do not indicate weather or not the trails are open.I was not going to risk hiking it in hunting season, so I cannot fully review the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice area to hike. There are many trails crossing this trail . However it is not well marked as to where each goes. With better signs would rate higher. It is easy to follow a trail if you know what color path you want.

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

It starts near a farm but you're at the right place! Didn't finish but got up to the apple farm and was certainly even nice up to there.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Was thrown off at first because trail starts near a farm house. Once I knew I was in the right spot it was a great hike. Great trail.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

very muddy but great views

Sunday, January 01, 2017

very muddy but great views

Sunday, January 01, 2017

very muddy but great views

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Beautiful late autumn hike. Scenic, well-marked trail.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Nice views

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