Thompson Park Trails

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Thompson Park Trails is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Watertown, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
131 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


mountain biking



over grown


4 months ago

nice place for a good family walk with pets. a little bit of city view when you get to the top area.

9 months ago

We started at the north entrance close to the zoo parking lot. The trail starts out nice, moderate terrain through the woods. Some nice scenery and easily walked however, as the trail progressed, it became more and more overgrown. We had a jogger stroller and began to experience a harder and harder time the farther we went. As we got near the end, the trail became extremely narrow and overgrown and we encountered an impassible pile of debris, almost like a stick fence that kept us from going further. Unfortunately we had to turn back the way we came. Not fun!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Soooo, this trail offers a beautiful tour of the wooded area surrounding the Watertown Golf Club. There are multiple off-shooting trails which should satisfy your desire for exploration. There are tons of bugs so bug spray is a requirement. As of 12 JUL 17 there is an area to break through where the trail was intentionally blocked by dead trees. This drops you into an open area for about 300 meters or so. The original trail is blocked on the other side as well, skirt to the left of the dead trees and there is a trail that intersects with the original trail. Happy Trailing!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Was an ok outing until I got halfway around the loop and discovered someone has stacked a wall of brush six feet high across the trail. Had to turn around.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It was a very easy walk. the exception being the trail was not marked in any fashion. there were many side Trails leading in different directions.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

easy good for just a walk

Monday, June 22, 2015

Easy trail, a lot of people there on the weekends.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

This was a good trail. A little hard to actually find the start of it which is located by the edge of the zoo near the cemente barricades. After a few minutes of searching it was found. It was a very maintained trail, a little narrow and not marked that well. I got turned around a few times but managed to find way just fine. It was only about 3.5 miles long even with some back tracking. There are several smaller trails that branch off the main one but they intertwind each other. Good way to kill an hour. Parts of the trail follow the golf course so if you take the wrong one you'll be on the course.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Very nice trail system. Good mix of tight winding single track and fast sweeping turns also has several bridges and log obstacles. Trail could use some maintenance but overall very fun.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

cross country skiing
Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday, July 19, 2016