Green Lakes Perimeter Trail

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Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes Perimeter Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fayetteville, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length9.7 miElevation gain1,010 ftRoute typeLoop
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Green Lakes State Park offers a number of short trails that can be combined to create a variety of walking experiences. This loop trail is just one of many possibilities that lets walkers see the entire park. The trail may be easily extended to the northeast and can be started from many of the park's parking lots. The trail around the lakes is the most crowded. Walking along the outer edge of the golf course avoids a road walk through the southeast portion of the park, but please be respectful of golfers and stay off the course when they're using it.

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Joelle Peltz
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HikingIcySnow

Trail was beautiful, especially the meadows and upper area. Bit busy around the lake. Took about 4 hours to do. Loved the wide trails. Crampons were needed and very helpful.

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Bradley Benjamin
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Jaime Schulz
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jonah Schmelling
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loved this trail, havent been to the upper parts in years. quite an easy hike with wide trails, well marked with lots of scenery changes.

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Ryan Crossett
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This was my first time at this park, I chose this trail because it had distance. I ended up with just over 10 miles. Overall I enjoyed this trail, there is nothing difficult about it and you get to see many different aspects of the park. The only thing negative about this trail is the miles of open meadows, I wish there were more forest miles, but the forest sections it has are beautiful. To complete this loop, navigation is a must. I uploaded the trail to my Garmin, you cross many trail intersections and at one point there were 5 different trails to choose from.

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Renee Rein-Mcneil
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Renee Rein-Mcneil
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Thomas Kushman
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Steven Faulkner
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Hiking

Good trail. Not very challenging but it was a nice trail walk. We ended up doing 8.8 miles and it took us 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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Patrick Azzarito
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Great experience

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Jennie Petisi
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Too much road and field. not enough of the trail went through the trees but when it did, it was beautiful. would have liked to see more of the lakes

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Bill Thieke
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David McDonough
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Narelle Rufa
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Angie Thompson
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Jim Chapman
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HikingGreat!

Gave this trail a whirl on 9/19/20 and it was as good as advertised. Trail itself was wide and very well maintained. It had the perfect blend of elevation changes and provided various changes of scenery. I kept the app open because it can get confusing which way to go, but you could shorten/lengthen this hike as much as you'd like. Awesome hike and would highly recommend.

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Shawn Alberico
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David McDonough
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Amiee Story
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Nice trail. Original creator made paths to connect all the actual trails, so you have to be creative sometimes if you don’t want to be on the main roads. Parked at the beach and did the walk. Very enjoyable! Longer than 9.7 miles, finished at almost 11

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Jessie Ochs
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It was a great hike but the trail was poorly marked. The terrain was open meadow in the beginning with more forest coverage afterward. The lake is amazingly beautiful with blue and clear water.

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Jean-Marie Carroll
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Did the lake portion. Very pretty and easy walk. The beach was a little packed though and did not smell good.

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Tina Nelson
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green lakes is a beautiful park and worth the trip.

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Philip Stamato
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HikingOff trail

Truly beautiful park, the lakes are gorgeous and the paths are generally well-maintained. However, this particular map is very inaccurate in several places. It just becomes a walk through a golf course (four!!) for over a mile, then along an active road, through a bunch of parking lots, and then just a really long car camping segment of the park. Greater attention could have been given to the route directed by this map, because like I said, it was otherwise really gorgeous and worth seeing.

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Morgan Roemer
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Love this trail! I come almost everyday when I can. It’s beautiful, never crowded, and there are so many options as far as which trails or loops you want to take. Hands down my favorite spot in the area.

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Cristina Hatem
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Hiking

Best trail ever! Easy loop around Green Lake for 2 miles or add Round Lake for 3 mile loop. Great place to walk or run. Always busy. Breathtaking view of beautiful lake!

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Bryan B
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Hiking

Several nice trails. The main trail is pretty busy but the rest are ok. Check it out sometime.

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Rasel Negrón Ocasio
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Nature trips

Great place with so many amenities. Swimming, camping, bike riding, hiking and more. Nice length of trails that are well labeled. Would recommend!

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Stephanie Cortes
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Hiking

Good place to do a nice long run! It’s greatly marked so hard to get lost.

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