Wolfe Park

MODERATE 51 reviews

Wolfe Park is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Binghamton, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Park consists of 182 acres of hiking and nature trails, a waterfall and natural scenic beauty, Open free of charge year round, activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bird-watching and nature study are encouraged. For a solitary walk, an educational hike or just relaxation. GENERAL In 1971 Richard Wolfe donated 182 acres to the Town of Chenango for use as a public park. In 1981 the Youth Conservatin Corp built the first nature trail loop. In 1994 Boy Scout Troop 155 expanded the trail system. When you enter the park there is a kiosk, swing and flowers surrounding a small pond thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and contributions of Chenango Bridge Garden Club and Chenango Valley Lions Club. TRAILS Nature Trail:(0.6 miles) This is the first trail you encounter after you pass by the pond. It is a circular loop, fairly level, with good drainage and is used by naturalists and joggers alike. If you have the Trail Guide, walk clockwise to see the various stations. It is blazed with blue markers. Other Trails: The White Trail and red-blazed Rim Trail parallel each other for about 1/2 mile before reaching the blue-blazed Bluebird Trail, which makes a 0.7 mile long loop through a large meadow. The 0.3 mile red-blazed Connector Trail runs between the White and Rim Trails. The park's longest trail is the 0.9 mile blue-blazed Hill Trail, which starts at an old tote road heading uphill from the White Trail. After ascending, the trail turns sharp left and levels off before descending down to the Bluebird Trail.

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5 months ago

I was just there today & would recommend this park to any visitors who enjoy hiking. The falls & gorge are worth every step. However, the red trails get confusing because they are actually 3 separate trails that can lead you away from where you think you're going, unless you use a compass carefully & take a picture of the map near the parking lot. Beware that from the footbridge, the White Trail is straight ahead, despite the low red flags along the same route. To follow the Rim Trail, your first step after the footbridge needs to be an immediate sharp left. I suggest installing simple rustic signs indicating the beginning of specific trails at each end, as well as an arrow indicating the direction to follow. Also, I suggest using a few other colors so that each trail has its own individual identity.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike... a hidden gem for being so close to town. Gorgeous ravine and nice trail.

11 months ago

great hike. bear left at the start to see the water falls below you. looking at the park map at the entrance, I do not recommend doing the large blue loop. it is not maintained and is more like crawling through animal paths. otherwise enjoyable. for any geocachers, check out the cache of the white trail.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

A nice and easy hike, with beautiful wildflowers and a lovely waterfall. The farther loop trail (which cuts toward the east after crossing the creek) was extremely wet and to be avoided till summer, but the trail on the south side was mostly dry. Climbing down to the waterfall is not too difficult and very rewarding. Young children would have a field day exploring and piling up rocks as others have done.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

This is a fun trail! Very pretty waterfalls.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nice trail in my back yard wouldn't drive out of my way to come here but if your close by worth a trip nice waterfall. Make sure you have real hiking boots or you'll have wet feet...

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

This is a short hike with interesting features including a waterfall, overlook of the Town of Chenango and plenty of mushrooms! There are several trails which run through deciduous and coniferous patches of trees, an open field, along the top of a ridge, and the top of a steep bank that drops off to the creek below (my favorite). I often see hawks in the field and darting along the creek in the woods. Deer are common as well. This fantastic park is the jewel of the Town of Chenango in my opinion.

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It was fun and beautiful. However, the trails are very poorly marked. We got lost multiple times.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

This area is pretty with good ups and downs. Can be very muddy after the smallest amount of rain. Good parking.

nature trips
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

can someone please tell me what trail the waterfallsare on? I was on the blue trail, not to far in because it started getting dark. wanted to check the falls out with my family.

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Trails were nice and marked moderately well. I did get confused at the end of the white trail but got turned back around and it was all good after that. Weather was beautiful so trails were dry. I do suggest a good bug spray thought.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Nice easy walk for the whole family.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The trail was incredibly muddy on the white trail. The split off from the bluebird trail to red trail seemed to end or wasn't maintained. We might have been on an old trail. The foot bridge was missed over and falling apart on the one trail, on others the wooden bridges were cockeyed or non existent. The waterfall was nice, but it was a steep decline down with no stairs or what not. The observation deck wasn't on the trail map, nor were the falls. Many trees were across the trail. The gazebo could be cute but even it had Moss growing throughout the roof. Picnic tables gave you a nice view of the guard rail and parking lot. Although the kids did enjoy collecting salamanders.

hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

It was amazing. I had to hike it (will be there again) for a geology lab for SUNY Broome! I have been looking for a place to go hiking and this has definitely been one of the better options!

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

I love this trail, great for my young nephew and my small dog. If you go out of your way some you can make it a bit harder. The walk down the water way is absolutely gorgeous and still simple enough for a child.

walking
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Walk this easy trail with my 10y/o regularly. Gets pretty squishy in the spring but summer and fall are beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, December 28, 2014

This is a very fun, family friendly trail. Although it can be very muddy in the wet weather so wear your boots. Even though it is near a road you feel as though you are deep in the wilderness. It is very peaceful. Paths are generally marked well. There is a pretty creek along part of the path. The trail itself is mostly level but you need to walk down an incline, past the little pond and gazebo, and across a little creek, then back up another incline to get to the trail. It can be slippery when it is muddy.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

recorded Wolfe park

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