Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in New York with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

tons of trails for all levels of ability

Nice stroll in the new snow with SCOUT

Hike 2 with Scout

Great trails, well marked and well maintained. Would be muddy in spring when snow melts or after a rainfall.

Nothing to see on the trail

Fun winter day hike. Took the Mary Glen trail to Ashley Falls, then past Badman Cave, Newman Ledge and Artists Rock. Built a fire in a firepit at campground. There were some icy spots. Don't worry about the road being closed. Plenty of places to park by entrance to campground even when it is closed. And trail was about a 5 minute walk from there. You can check out some video here to get an idea: https://youtu.be/r8ipiygb7_Y

hiking
11 days ago

I did a short 1.5 mile walk on the Bird Watching trail this morning. The trail conditions were a little muddy and the cold wind was howling. They must have listened to the comments about trails being poorly marked as I noticed plenty of markers and signs.

My wife and I enjoyed a truly lovely wintry 3 mile hike. We did part of the loop and then backtracked on a parallel trail. The views of stump pond were just beautiful.

Indeed beautiful trail, well maintained, amazing view of the lake through out the trail, duckies all over.

hiking
16 days ago

Scenery was beautiful this time of year! I got a little mixed up on some of the paths and ended up taking almost a 6 mile adventure. The skyway path was nice but ran into a section of the trail where I couldn’t find the trail markers. Great hike highly recommend. Especially cause I don’t mind going off the path a little bit

walking
17 days ago

Nice easy walk that has a lake, lean-tos and a good open fire tower with beautiful views, would recommend

hiking
17 days ago

1/2/19, 23 degrees, blue skies & no snow. I started the first two miles of my hike with a friendly man and his two dogs. Hiked the purple trail and proceeded along the canal. Hit all of the highlights along the way. Covered 8.3 miles and enjoyed every minute of it.

hiking
19 days ago

Love this area. In the summer, they have stunning flowers, wonderful views, interesting hikes and climbs. Nothing too hard, but a lovely local outing.

19 days ago

Nice trail system. Great marking by an Eagle Scout. You can get the map at www.niagaracounty.com. Some trails very wet with ruts and holes filled with water so wear your boots if hiking in the spring or fall when it’s wet.

this is super close to me so I am there very frequently, lovely all year. lots of wildlife including the occasional heron! the nature walk is very easy and if you are up for something more challenging there are tons of trails that criss cross all over the mountain. its important to note that during the winter the road to access all camp sites are closed so you have to hike it in! if you are a frequent visitor I would suggest getting an empire pass as well : )

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful trail

hiking
20 days ago

The red, blue, and orange trails are very difficult to stay on, as they all interconnect with one another. It’s very easy to get lost in this maze of trails. The sign at the trailhead by the parking area needs to be replaced. It’s badly damaged from the elements and is unreadable. Also, if you’re new to the area or this is your first time here, you need to pay $6 for parking at Hop Field. You wouldn’t know this because there is no signage telling you to do so and the parking meter is in the middle of the lot so if you park before it as I usually do, you would miss it. I got a warning ticket because I didn’t see the parking meter. Thatcher Park needs to put signage up or move the pay meter to the beginning of the walk in to remind people to pay for parking. You only pay for parking through October. Come November, it’s free. Personally, I won’t return when the pay parking resumes. $6 is a lot to ask for a few mediocre hiking trails with no views and one waterfall. NYS gets enough of my money every April 15th. They won’t be getting $6 more for me to park my car

21 days ago

Well maintained trail. Stoney Pond offers nice views. Walked it with a 5 and 7 yr old and it took about 2 hours.

They changed part of orange trail to black

hiking
1 month ago

The boardwalk is new after hurricane sandy wiped it out. Just be careful if it it wet or snow it can be very slippery in spots. It is well lit at night but bring a flash light just in case

Crisp day, around 26 but the sun was out and it was beautiful on the trails. All the trails are very clearly marked. If you feel like racking up miles you can link to the Big Woods Trail to the West or head East(over Whiting Rd) and into the trail system at Webster Park. Great trails for mountain biking also, fun single track.

trail running
1 month ago

Fun trail!

Never heard of this place until I found it while searching for dog friendly parks to hike with my pup. Great trail! Good length, fairly easy for a bigger or smaller dog, nice lake views throughout, and some fun little up/downs and creek crossings. Definitely coming back!

A great place to walk, but you do need the (free/downloadable) DEC permit.

I made the mistake ONCE of not spraying my dog with permethrin. Never again. She was covered in seed ticks when we left.

Treat your clothing and your dog with permethrin and you'll be ok. Otherwise... so. many. ticks.

Did this trail a few days ago. You can’t get to the entrance identified by Trails in the winter - they block cars from getting to the back of the park. Had a good time hiking around the lake before finding the trail head and sumiting Sunset Rock. Did a second detour over to Boulder Rock - stunning view every direction.

There are many different routes to take, you can create your own loop and easily hike more than 4 miles. I take my dogs here often. We have our spring, summer and fall routes. It’s difficult to access during the winter, so unless there’s been a thaw we don’t go. The road can also flood out in the spring.

Bring your bug spray, check yourself and your dogs for ticks.

It’s a beautiful place and worth exploring.

mountain biking
1 month ago

nice trails easily marked .

hiking
1 month ago

not difficult, very beautiful in winter with some snow

hiking
1 month ago

NYC’s best trail system imo. The orange, blue and yellow blazes will get ya about 6 miles combined and another 2 miles on the Bridle Path. All marked trails are loops so impossible to get lost. Close to trains, buses and ample street parking. Rarely crowded and Ive never encountered any n’er-do-wells. This is Queens after all and not the AT but some decent hills if you’re into that kind of thing. Bonus points for a fenced-in dog run at each end.

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