Old Rifle Range Trail

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Old Rifle Range Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rochester, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
472 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips






old growth

15 days ago

Nice set of trails. Word of warning to watch your foot in if it just recently rained. Trails can be very slick and steep! Very nice walk with the dogs however! Definitely recommended for a nice trek and many trails to weave through! Also watch for dogs off leash apparently!

15 days ago

Somewhat overgrown and very muddy.Probably better earlier in the year and not after the rain we just had.Very buggy but gave a good workout!

1 month ago

Nice trail and well shaded. Perfect for a hot summer day.

2 months ago

Amazing views and very peaceful

4 months ago

Nice park with a variety of hilly areas. I thought the trails were clearly marked but I also referred back to the trail map on my phone. I liked the blue trail. I don’t think i’d take small children on the white part of the trial near the bay, as the one side of the trail drops off into the the bay. The only bummer was that there were some heavy industrial machines grinding trees on the other side of the bay and it’s was pretty loud (see photo). I think it was just bad luck that i went on a day where they were working.

10 months ago

One of my favorite places to hike locally - that and Abe Lincoln right around the corner. Great little bit of trail system going down to the wet area with some neat streams (people kayak through). A little hilly but that adds to the fun. I recommend this to anyone as there are ways to make it easier or shorter if needed, or enough places to explore around for a few hours.

10 months ago

Love this hike! The trails are a little confusing at first, but there is always great wildlife encounter. The park is full of deer, chipmunk, squirrels, plenty of birds, and at the creek I always see turtles and frogs. This is a great hike during the winter too. You can really see the old rifle range with all the leaves gone. Typically, there is very little traffic, which could also be why I like this park so much.

11 months ago

Very buggy. Trails are marked but confusing. Was trying to loop and ended going back out on same trail. Would not do again.

11 months ago

Won't let me give it only 1 star. Didn't hike it. A friend and her niece had their rear windows smashed out in the parking lot. Don't want mine done.

11 months ago

we went here because it was marked dog friendly. unless you have a very independent dog, I would not recommend it. trails were incredibly steep in some spots, and we lost sight of the trail it was so overgrown in others. I'd say this is more meant for hiking and mountain bike riding.

11 months ago

First time coming here, nice trails, not badly marked. Lots of bugs as to be expected some trails were over grown with that said there was a gentleman near the old rifle range clearing brush back from trails with a machete.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

some news views but paths are noy clear and bugs were horrible

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hiked the blue, white, and some of the red trail. Good elevation changes and marked trails.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Really surprised at the trail system here. Well marked and groomed. Diverse terrain. Two of us and a dog hiked blue through the center of the area and then white along the water / marsh area.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Love this trail. Can be hard to follow the markings, but the neat history you see and the varied landscape is awesome.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

my favorite trail in Rochester

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Nice trail. Lots of hills, some parts pretty muddy this time of year. Definitely good to take a picture of the map in the parking lot and use the map in this app to figure out the 3 mile loop. There are lots of intersecting trails in this park. Mostly I followed the white trail down to and along the water and then hopped on the yellow trail coming back. It was a nice hike and good exercise.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Great hike though the woods near water. Trails are clearly marked but this apps trail takes you on at least 2 colors. Easy to follow the trails even covered in leaves. Think I did white, yellow, red, blue and some of trail (which is where I saw the deer).

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Great trails, well marked and clear! We'll definitely be back again!

Monday, August 22, 2016

great exercise with lots of up and downs, took a pic of the map before i went in helped alot

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The trails themselves are well used but they are not very well marked. The intersection areas where multiple trails come together just have a sign but no map. If you don't remember what the map at the road says or you don't have a phone with you then you may end up in circles pretty easily.

Trails are tight up and downs and not friendly for biking.

I'd hike here again because it's a great work out. The bugs are bad in the summer for sure.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Loved it

Monday, June 20, 2016

Nice trails, quality hike, with views to inlets, people kayaking and canoeing. The only problem is that some areas of the trails aren't marked very well. We wound up getting off of marked trails, and found ourselves almost 2 hours walk from the car, in a residential neighborhood. Aside from that, a great place to hike in Rochester.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I've enjoyed hiking the trails at Lucien Morin Park. it's great to see the military history hasn't been erased completely.

the rifle range trail is named for the rifle range used by the national guard for training soldiers for the korean war.

follow the rifle range trail to get to the rifle range and target pit. there is also a pistol range and pit too.

the white gazebo is a former officers watchtower. Prior to use by the National Guard, a private gun club housed in a mansion occuoied the land in the 1920s. before that, it was agricultural, and if you hike in the spring you will see apple blossoms (most are growing on the hillside near the officer tower).

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nice time. Three plus miles, heart pounding, saw a snake, good inclines. One or two spots where the trail was being lost by edge of hills.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Very short, deceptive... Says 3.4 but half is just walking around ball fields... A few short scenic spots, more of an easy trail

Friday, September 12, 2014

The location of the trail is right next to McGreggors by Irondequoit Bay. The name of the park is Lucien Morin Park. The trail is more of a natural one and a lot more narrow at points than a typical trail. An eerie feeling came over today as I hiked it - maybe it was the burrito's I ate earlier, not sure. Saw a few white-tailed deer, so be wary of wildlife. Also, be sure to bring lots of bug spray, the trail was riddled with mosquitoes and bugs. I walked out with a lot of bites.

Difficulty wise, I definitely found this trial to be somewhat challenging, probably a 3/5, maybe a 3.5 even. Make sure you have good boots and lots of energy if you want to go off the beaten path.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yes, it's a nice trail but please fix where it is. It is a the tip of the Bat off Empire near McGregors.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Very nice hilly trails, Some areas of the trails could have been better marked, But a nice walk in the woods.
Had to search for trail-head as Directions brought us to 80 Woodhaven Dr. DON'T BELIEVE THESE DIRECTIONS. this address is in a housing complex. We found the trail-head on Empire Blvd. RTE 404 Near McGreggors,

15 days ago

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