West Shore Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Length9.0 miElevation gain127 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingRunningForestLakePartially pavedViews
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Paul Longchamps
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Fantastic!

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Aaron Baxter
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Ashley Bishop
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Craig Patanè
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RunningGreat!

Great trail with nice scenery and well taken care of.

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Eric Quinlan
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Rezar Gera
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Hiking

Easy flat walk, with nice views of the lake. Snow was unplowed but lots of people had walked over.

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Nick Zappia
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Robert Gates
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Debra Lemay
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Hiking

Very nice. We actually weren't hiking we were on our bicycles. Started in Amboy and went as far as Longbranch park.

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Susanne Toupense
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Mountain biking

Great flat, paved trail. Went biking with the family. Easy 9 miles and nice views. It is close to the highway for parts of it so is a bit noisy around that stretch.

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Silesius 17th Century
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Hiking

Great for road biking and rollerblading with sheltered overlooks Ride through amphitheater - over 9 mile creek and near wetlands for turtles and other wildlife Dirt trail runs behind and parallel at north end - it goes under tunnel and swings by railroad tracks - parking at both ends - saw a deer once on the left of trail near orange lot - sometimes there are turtles on trail at north end - very well maintained and a paved offshoot that connects upper trail and the new launch (when it opens) at the bottom by Solvay exit - herons - eagles - I’ve ridden it many times

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Sue Z
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Walking

Lots of wildflowers to enjoy here. No bugs. Many people on bikes. Trail does run along a highway, so it's not a place for those looking for complete peace and quiet.

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Denise Emmi
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Road biking

First time out, not bad for 2 fat chicks!

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Aidan Wallace
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Extremely well maintained and nicely paved trail. Highly trafficked but everyone is very respectful of the space. The only thing keeping this from being a 5 is that it is very near 690. You're never really out of earshot of the highway which can be annoying if you're not listening to music.

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Megan Reeves
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This is one of my favorites. Awesome for runners, dog walkers, nature enthusiasts, bird lovers, bikers, rollerbladers etc. I have spotted bald eagles several times. It’s great if you’re marathon training!

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Runi Goyal
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Road biking

We combined the West Shore Trail and the Shoreline Walking Trail to achieve nearly 16 miles round trip on our bikes. The whole thing is paved and mostly flat. The West Shore is beautiful but you can still hear the noise from the highway. I tired to zone it out and focus on the multitude of singing birds.

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Barbara Ackley
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2019 Pumpkin Run 3 more k for the 12 k’s of Christmas

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David Pell
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Hiking

Nice loop combining West Onondaga Lake trail with Lakeland overpass trail. Surprisingly satisfying for a late sunset walk. Passed a heron up close but in the dim light he or she skedaddled before I could get a pic!

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Mark Spadafore
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Hugh Plunkett
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Running

Great morning on very nice trail. Active trail w bikers, skaters walkers and runners. Rowers on the lake added to the good experience.

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Jared Temple
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Mountain biking

Best views of Onondaga Lake and the city of Syracuse. Great trail.

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Kim Blomgren
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I use this to cycle only. It’s not well traveled or populated. A few years back there were some incidents but haven’t heard anything lately. Lots of beautiful views of the lake and good shade on much of it though none as you get out closer to the amphitheater. There were a fair number of snakes last time I was out there about 1.5 months ago!

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Wendy Kuceyeski
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Paved, but still icy today. Lots of traffic noise.

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Aaron Baxter
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Aaron Baxter
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David Prowak
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Aaron Baxter
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Ashley Bishop
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Andrea Farrow
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Ashley Bishop
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