Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

EASY 37 reviews

Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is a 13.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dresden, New York that features a waterfall 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.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is levelled, unnoticed very mild change in height. Most of the trail (when you start from Drezden and walk upstream) is forest trail where river at your left, swampy are at your right. The trail might be great for bikers, but just for hiking it is a long walk with the same terrain and views all the way, so it is boring to some degree. My recommendation - if you hike it, (unless you want to practice 13 miles of levelled hike) once you get to the waterfall (there is one that looks more like rapids, near an abandoned building and one that has lawn area next to it with a memorial park - check photos) I suggest you turn back. There is nothing much to see further on other than the same views. It might be great for biking though! There are many entry points you don't have to start at Drezden if you just want to see the waterfall and relax at the park. Picknic tables and BBQ spots are available next to the waterfall

3 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Great ride for kids who have just learned to ride a bike to learn how to adjust to different ground textures, mud, gravel, bridges, mild slopes, and bumps. Also good geography lesson in person. ( would be a great homeschoolers trip)

5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

This is a very scenic trail with modest elevation that's easy to navigate. It can serve as a nice long trek, particularly if running the entire span from Penn Yan to Dresden (or vice versa) and back. Plenty of wilderness, some interesting history and a solidly maintained trail that even offers porta potties along the way for any unplanned stops. A really nice option in this area.

walking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked the entire length and back starting at Dresden, with lunch at the softball fields in Penn Yan then heading back to the car in Dresden. This is a very flat hike and I enjoyed exploring the abandoned mills and photographing the waterfalls along the way. Cons to this hike would be the eyesore farms along the trail near Dresden and also the proxcimity to the Outlet Rd., the sound of traffic was never very far away.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

clean and clear pathway.hiked 11 miles perfect day walk..did have to remove ticks when we got back.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Great walking trail. Well maintained with a great waterfall view

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Easy walk or bike ride with unique scenery

Thursday, August 18, 2016

easy trail to walk along, not all that exciting

Monday, July 25, 2016

walking
Friday, June 03, 2016

I started walking at Dresden and only made it a mile and a half in. For me personally it was a scary place. It's beautiful but I just couldn't bring myself to walk further in. And I also got a mild rash on my legs from when I walked through the bushes to see the water. Maybe if I do decide to do it again I'll wear pants and not go alone.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016