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Really not much to see during leafy seasons. The upper part of the loop has definitely suffered from recent rains. You can see where there used to be rebar holding logs in place for steps, but they’ve all washed mostly away. There are parts that would be challenging without good boots. The lower half is wide, open and flat with a few uphills challenges. It was definitely quiet and peaceful. No people. No hunters. Lots of birds and we went mid October. Cool mushrooms. Dog loved it.

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3 months ago

Challenging hike to complete. Progressively more difficult the deeper you get. Not a long hike distance wise, but periods of uphill scrambling on all 4’s, super slippery waterfalls and sliding down a steep hill on your bum going from tree to tree for support. The trail is not clearly marked on some parts leaving you to seemingly go off piste. Not appropriate for dogs.

4 months ago

Trail is not marked the best, would like to explore further next time, otherwise fairly easy and enjoyable:)

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4 months ago

Great gully, the stream down below was really fun to explore:D

Your best views will be when leaves are off the trees. I walked in April, when the views of Canandaigua Lake, The West River and the hills beyond were at their best. This trail is not used much, so it is not packed down. There is a lot of oak leaf fall. A hiker can make the walk out and back, which makes the loop less strenuous. The upper part of the loop has some steep ascents and a steep descent. Parking is sparse and the parking is just off a very steep road.

8 months ago

it was a very fun hike. the trail was a bit hard to follow due to the time of year. I don't think many people have hiked it recently. the view was amazing, yet I'm not sure how much you would be able to see in the summer.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dont do it

on Clark Gully

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

nice views quite steep at certain points. this is one I would recommend not bringing walking sticks if you use them they just get in the way.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Started at the bottom. Hiked into the lowest waterfall then backtracked a bit and went up the right side of the gully. Steep climb. Some cool overlooks and you can't scale down to a waterfall towards the top. We didn't see anyone else on the trail.

Friday, June 02, 2017

It was nice we had a lunch at the end of the trail at a makeshift camp site it wasn't the best view. The waterfall trail is steep but worth it! It's off the main trail to the left of your coming from the trailhead.

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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Really nice. There are two different approaches, you can start from the bottom, in the gully and work your way up, or you can start at the top and work your way down. I did the second approach, it was nice. The gully is relatively flat and as a result is easy to walk through.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I drove 40 minutes to get here and the entrance in gated off, says it's hunting land.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

This place is awesome. The views are incredible. I'll be visiting here again!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Good local hike steep in areas nice views

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A short but steep hike with a beautiful gully and great falls. You can scramble down the left side for a view from below and bushwack to the lower falls, to view from the crest of that one. Slippery and steep. Another great ice climbing area for the winter.

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Walking along the ridge of the gully gives excellent views of West River. I parked just past the intersection of Sunnyside Rd and West Ave. Very steep hike along the ridge with quite an elevation gain.

A nice walk in the woods but there was no view of Canandaigua Lake. Trail was well marked and looped which was nice. Dirt hilly road to get to park. Would imagine that the trail would be quite muddy if it had rained recently.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

be ready to get wet

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Intense hike to the top, but the payoffs are great.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Monday, September 11, 2017

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Friday, July 28, 2017

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

on Clark Gully

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Monday, January 02, 2012

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Friday, September 17, 2010