Linear Park Cascades Trail

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Linear Park Cascades Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rochester, 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.

1.4 miles
52 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






21 days ago

Decent trail. some of the bridges could use some attention. It was muddy the day I visited but it was still a pleasant walk. I would visit again.

1 month ago

I started in the parking lot behind Panorama Plaza and the trail is not that pretty (behind businesses and an apartment complex) until after the 441 bridge, which is where Linear Park/Channing Philbrick Park is. The trail is well marked and has red blazes while inside the park. This trail is busy! It was very cold and drizzling and I saw at least 10 people. This would be good stroll with kids but I prefer less foot traffic. The trail just ends randomly (see picture). I would recommend starting at the park, not at the plaza like I did.

5 months ago

Good shade, not too tough. Bring a fishing pole!

5 months ago

Great trail took my 5, 7 and 13 year old kids. They did it easy.

6 months ago

The main trail is alright and the water is pretty, but the side trails are full of graffiti spray painted on trees and garbage on the ground. Also, if you bring a dog, be careful as there is broken glass in many places on both trails.

6 months ago


6 months ago

went with my little dog and it was beautiful.

6 months ago

Trail was nice with the waterfalls but we were disappointed that it just stopped. I would have rated it a "5" if it circled back.

6 months ago

The path seems to disappear at times. Some steep areas, so make sure you have hiking sneakers.

9 months ago

11 months ago

A nice hike along the water. Easy with plenty of places to go right up to the water.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Nice quick walk. Took about 45 minutes out and back. Very muddy this time of year

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Very nice trail along a scenic creek, with a number of cute foot bridges. The creek has a few pretty rapids. There is one small waterfall on the other side of the trail feeding into the creek. Very easy for all ages and dogs.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Great views of the creek

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Loved it!!!! Easy wide paths with lots of beautiful trees. Great for adventuring;)

Monday, January 04, 2016

Wonderful winter morning walk!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Enjoyable and scenic trail, especially after a heavy rain. The sounds and sights alongside the rushing water trail enhance the hiking experience. Easy trail for adults, children and dogs.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The water access was a lot of fun! The paths were clear and easy to follow. Pretty quiet and had a parking lot

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nice scenic trail. Not much of a waterfall, but very pretty. I hike it every year. Very much enjoy this trail year round.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Easy hike with the kids! Enjoyable on weekdays.

Friday, March 16, 2012

this is a great hike in the afternoon after work with the dogs. beautiful waterfalls in clean trailS.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A rather easy uneventful hike, but there is the payoff at the end with a series of shallow waterfalls which people use to cool off in the summer. A nice Place to take the kids and have a picnic.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's a nice scenic trail, more so towards the front half. The last portion is some moderate under brush. Its a lovely walk just beware ppl are walking there dogs without a leash. Other then that enjoy:)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Go here all the time as it is close. Good run for the dog and play in the water - unless you like crowds don't bother going on the weekend - it is insane

Friday, September 17, 2010

nice almost flat afternoon hike an hour or so quiet

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It was a great fall hike when I did this one last year. I will go again on this hike.


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