The Bristol Hills Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

The Bristol Hills Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Naples, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2093 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice hike on a chilly day. Single track trails were great, especially around gully. About half of route is along boring forestry roads. Great view of Canadaigua lake. Went off trail in a few spots to snag some geocaches

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Took a trip on April 9, 2017 just after a large rain storm I was impressed with the trail conditions it was wet but not as sloppy as I thought it might be. This was the first nice weekend we have had and I was happy that this trail was not packed still had that off the beaten path feel to it. This trail doesn't offer much site seeing as I was hoping to have like some of the other trails with beautiful views of the fingerlakes but it does have a few small water falls one in a beautiful evergreen patch. This trail will give your legs a work out with its winding climb to the top I would rate this trail at the top end of the moderate scale when it's pretty wet out it gets pretty slick with the climb up hill and the leaves on the ground.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike on a chilly day. Single track trails were great, especially around gully. About half of route is along boring forestry roads. Great view of Canadaigua lake. Went off trail in a few spots to snag some geocaches

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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11 months ago

Great hike! We parked near Parrish Rd. and hiked up the stream, not the path. Very scenic, and we increased in elevation without even realizing it. There were a few tricky parts: using ropes (they were already hanging for us-just look for them) to assist in climbing up the slippery rocks. The work is worth the reward for this one: beautiful view at the end of the trail.

11 months ago

Saturday, April 09, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

horseback riding
Saturday, December 05, 2015

It's a great place to ride the horses and the trails are normally maintained well! It's a joy every time!

hiking
Sunday, June 07, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 31, 2014

We parked off of Parrish Hill Rd and followed the markers for the blue trail up to the lean to's and then back down. The trail was really well marked. It was a bit muddy and almost a 600ft vertical ascent in about a mile. Went with my husband and our dog who loved it! Definitely bring bug spray.

rock climbing
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Had a great time hiked through the stream. When i kept getting further into the hike, it suddenly turned into a climb. I was stuck in a gorge and climbed up a lot of rocks to get to the top where the trail was. It was intense for me especially with no climbing equipment besides some climbing boots and a camel back with water in it. But all together it was an amazing time i felt on top of the world after i got to the top.

hiking
Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ended up on a 2 mile mountain bike path that took us by an old, empty dilapidated barn...trail ended at a tiny little falls and secondary parking lot. Took it back to the entrance off rt 245. Nice brook.

hiking
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Not sure where the loop aspect comes into play. Hikes to the top where the lean-to is then followed a road for a bit then went right to what we thought was the downward trail but it eventually ended. Ended up bush wacking to the road. Fun hike though.

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Way to spoil a trail.

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pick one of the worst days to go. Rainy and cold. The first part of the trail from the parking lot is very easy and accessible. Once you get to to we decided to take a different route down, it started out as a wide almost ski trail path of grass and then it eventually started to break up, before it disappeared entirely. We went of trail and had to spend some time trying get around a gorge that is in the middle of the park. Eventually climbed down a stream cut and had to use tree branches to get down. All in all a very good day. At one point it was misty and extremely quiet and very serene.