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I am a 67 year old weekend hiker and I would not rate this trail "hard" it is, in my opinion, "moderately strenuous" it is less than 700 foot up and back down the same switchback trail. It is nicely shaded in summer. I will have to do it again in winter to see the views of Bristol Mountain Ski slopes. This would be a beautiful hike through the October hardwood foliage. At under 5 miles this is a nice little 2 hour walk in the woods. Use the All Trails app or you may find you've taken the trail less traveled by. I used All Trails and that made all the difference.

We hiked with kids and our dog. The shallow creek near entrance is nice to cool off your feet and dog.We had the whole hill to ourselves. Trails can be confusing because there are many deer trails that lead to thorny meadows or people's farms. We got lost but eventually blazed our own trail back down to the road. We survived to tell the tale and felt very proud. Will do it again in winter!

Come for the workout, not the scenic views. :) Actually, some lovely forest/trail views if you like that. Challenging uphill trail. But nice area.

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24 days ago

The stream was dried up and there were a ton of bugs :(

Excellent hike, amazing workout! Trails not very well marked all the way but blaze your own trail, that's what life is all about!

Barnes trail is also known as Onanda Park. Awesome trail, nice waterfalls with ropes for climbing.

awesome. sure to return

Wet first section. Rest of it is an easy little hike totally in the trees. Good for a reprieve from the heat on a hot day.

Only a little wet during the first 1/2 mike from the parking lot. Use the yellow blazes to get to the top of the hill and this published Loop seems to be a combo of yellow and blue trail. There are other trail loops you can add on for more distance.

A decent hike for sure but the vantage points for the falls were just so-so. I would consider going again but if you are going for the falls, there are better locations.

Very pretty and easy to follow trail. Great for walking, snowshoeing, dog walking. I don't love it for running because the footpath is extremely narrow in some places and difficult to run. if you do run it, I recommend trail shoes even though the trail is flat and not very rugged, just because you find yourself wanting to run in the grass alongside the footpath.

very nice trail. it is well maintained for miles. It is a easy walk, family and dog friendly.

Beautiful trail that we did in early November... Cloudy, sprinkling snow and temps around 30... Beautiful scenery with stunning falls viewed from look-out decks high above the bluffs...
View of Canandaigua Lake, too!

Awesome trails with cool views, and I love the overview of the waterfall with the gazebo-thingy

Steep trail. Very poorly marked trails. Followed path. If you want a strenuous work out, this trail is for you .

Fun challenging hike from the parking lot just south of Bristol Mountain (thank you Tim + Jacob), looking forward to returning on a not so cloudy day

Sunday, August 06, 2017

peaceful hike!

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

This was a nice relatively quick hike up the creek bed. From my understanding the creek bed is on private property, but there was really not any signs posting so when I went. So I just went all the way up the creek bed.

The first waterfall is pretty close to the start and looks kind of like a water slide. You use ropes that are already there to aid climbing up. Not too far past that is the second waterfall. To the left of it are ropes to aid you climb up a very steep portion. Not to worry!! There are many hand and feet holds to aid as you climb.

I continued up through nice stream bed and some cool water formations. There were quite a few frogs the further up toward Seneca Point Road that I got. It will eventually split, to the left is a big culvert. To the right is a bit longer, but has some cool rock/water formations. Ultimately ending at a culvert as well.

I HIGHLY SUGGEST bringing water shoes so that you can wade through the creek. The cool water get very nice on my feet on the 80 degree day of which I went.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

A moderate trail to walk on through wooded areas.

Monday, May 22, 2017

it's peaceful to walk up the falls and gorgeous view from the top trail of the lake.

.1 mile in, beavers have dammed up a footbridge causing the water to flow around. The water is flowing today, and it was impassable. Maybe another time (or bring waders....)

Great trail. Very muddy if you go in the rain.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

nice easy trail to hike or run

My husband and I went on this trail a few times last year and loved it! This year within the first 2 miles my bike tire was punctured due to copious amounts of broken glass near the Niagara Street portion in Canandaigua. Exercise caution during your walk or ride.

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

difficult to find the trail at first.....but mostly because of the fallen leaves, which made it pretty slippery... but the waterfalls were totally worth it.

Monday, October 17, 2016

lots of fun remember keep going to get to the good part

Wide, easy straight path lined with tall trees. Its family and pet friendly with lots of points where you can get off the path to play in the nearby creek.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Great hike, my kind of trail. Up hill out and down hill back with many animals. There were a lot of posted signs at the top... I would definitely go back once the leaves fall to see the view from the top.

Thanks Tim. The route that comes up when you search for Stid Hill isn't the route I was looking for - it is from an alternate parking area and doesn't lead to the peak I was looking for. This route is from the parking area past Bristol Mountain to the South with the big sign, as Tim described.

Early on, after you pass from meadow to forest, you can cross the creek and take a steeper route which is also an easy to follow trail up to the top.

To get to the glider launch, go directly West of the cell phone tower.

Great for kids with water shoes!

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