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My star rating is for prior visits. Nice hike in the woods. But on this trip the trail is blocked by high water from an apparent beaver dam. The bridge over the creek ends amid the high water. Beware that unless the water level goes down you will need hip waders to get through.

Took the standard trails in the park to start with, then followed the creekbed up through the falls. The standard trails are pretty easy. The creek bed was fun. Climbing the falls took a bit of work, especially the upper falls. Did end up going through private property after getting above upper falls, so wouldn't suggest going much further than the falls. Beautiful views in some areas.

Trail was hard to find....didn’t follow the trail shown in app. Was pretty tho!

It was a perfect day for a sturdy uphill hike. Not too hard, not too easy. aTHe trails are well maintained and clean. the markers were sparse in places but my bad for not paying attention on my way in so I wandered a bit too far east. The views were beautiful on the drive to the spot...totally worth the trip. It was a lovely day with my dogs.

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.

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.

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!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

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

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Friday, August 25, 2017

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!

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.

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.

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.

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