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Genesee Valley Greenway Trail Scottsville Branch

EASY 20 reviews

Genesee Valley Greenway Trail Scottsville Branch is a 34 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Scottsville, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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: 34.0 miles Elevation Gain: 380 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips



bird watching





wild flowers

9 months ago

We hike the Greenway every Sunday morning whenever we're both in town. We start at the parking area on Brook Rd and hike to the Greenway Grille (just north of Scottsville) for breakfast and then return. We start between 7:30 and 8:00 AM (which is before sunrise in the winter) and I'm back home by eleven. Frees up the rest of the day, We do this hike all year long: in the snow (occasionally postholing), in the heat of summer, in the rain and even on bright sunny days. Even though its always the same route we get to enjoy the seasonal changes. It seems like every hike is different. We've also seen some amazing things (like the sun dogs a couple times last winter). I think the round trip is about seven miles.

Monday, July 30, 2018

I have walked this Trail many times from Ballantyne road entrance towards Scottsville. Usually I am walking a dog or two. We don't run into many people but at times have run into bicyclers other dog walkers as well as horseback Riders. it is an easy Trail to walk and is very peaceful. be aware that there are deer ticks on this Trail and if you walk your dogs be sure to check them. We have found more ticks on our dogs when walking this Trail then any other particularly in the fall.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

We have section hiked this trail from lake Ontario to the Correctional Facility. We plan on section hiking the rest of the trail to Cuba, NY which will total 90 miles. It follows an old rail road bed so it is flat and level with a nice surface to walk on year round. Frequent road intersections make it easy for point to point hikers. There is fair to good parking at many of the points where the trail crosses a highway.

Monday, September 04, 2017

The GPS directions to the trail head near Black Creek are incorrect. You must enter this section of the trail from Ballantyne Road.

Monday, December 14, 2015

I loved this trail!! Very well keep not many people and very peaceful!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Really beautiful scenery that takes you through the pretty parts of the city. Not a hard hike; mostly flat land.

road biking
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Did this trail 9/20/12 with wife on our folding bikes. Cool but sunny day with a light wind, just perfect for this trail which is a rail to trail with good tree cover along this section. We did from Rt 20 west of Avon, NY south about 6 miles and return, about 2 hours sightseeing in and 1 hour return. All of this section is thru farmland, no amenities. The trail is described as a "mowed" trail, no asphalt or crushed stone. I do not see this as a problem most of the time but now the walnut trees are dropping their nuts and you cannot avoid them among the grass. We have wide tires but still had a bumpy and hand numbing ride. Still a nice way to spend a day. Several things to see in Avon, Try the restaurant facing the town square.

8 months ago

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Friday, April 15, 2016

Saturday, July 05, 2014

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