Explore the most popular lake trails near Rochester with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Come here often throughout the year. Always a nice quick peaceful hike with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice park with a variety of hilly areas. I thought the trails were clearly marked but I also referred back to the trail map on my phone. I liked the blue trail. I don’t think i’d take small children on the white part of the trial near the bay, as the one side of the trail drops off into the the bay. The only bummer was that there were some heavy industrial machines grinding trees on the other side of the bay and it’s was pretty loud (see photo). I think it was just bad luck that i went on a day where they were working.

Beautiful and scenic easy trail. A hidden gem in the area.

trail running
6 months ago

Parking at the end of Boxart. Not really a "trail" run but a beautiful run all the same.

Nice views great for family walks

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorite places to hike locally - that and Abe Lincoln right around the corner. Great little bit of trail system going down to the wet area with some neat streams (people kayak through). A little hilly but that adds to the fun. I recommend this to anyone as there are ways to make it easier or shorter if needed, or enough places to explore around for a few hours.

Nice scenic oath. Mostly flat. I do wish that they did not blactop the path.

walking
7 months ago

Park at lot at the end Of Boxart Street and go north to the Lake and return. About 4.5 miles round trip. Nice river views and wildlife.

Love this hike! The trails are a little confusing at first, but there is always great wildlife encounter. The park is full of deer, chipmunk, squirrels, plenty of birds, and at the creek I always see turtles and frogs. This is a great hike during the winter too. You can really see the old rifle range with all the leaves gone. Typically, there is very little traffic, which could also be why I like this park so much.

Was able to walk to Lake Ontario from the parking lot and back. Very dog friendly park! Scenic views and even saw some deer.

Very buggy. Trails are marked but confusing. Was trying to loop and ended going back out on same trail. Would not do again.

This is a nice path with a neat view of the Rochester skyline. I always see lots of people running around the reservoir.

Loved it! Hidden gem in the city!

Won't let me give it only 1 star. Didn't hike it. A friend and her niece had their rear windows smashed out in the parking lot. Don't want mine done.

Beautiful easy walking path and it's so serene and peaceful here. Filled with beautiful sounds of nature - crickets and other insects plus birds. We only saw about five people during the hour we were here. Nice and relaxing nature walk!

Scenic. Can get to the Steven B. Roman while unloading. Some trash from inconsiderate people.

we went here because it was marked dog friendly. unless you have a very independent dog, I would not recommend it. trails were incredibly steep in some spots, and we lost sight of the trail it was so overgrown in others. I'd say this is more meant for hiking and mountain bike riding.

First time coming here, nice trails, not badly marked. Lots of bugs as to be expected some trails were over grown with that said there was a gentleman near the old rifle range clearing brush back from trails with a machete.

some news views but paths are noy clear and bugs were horrible

Great place, small turtles hidden everywhere, beautiful swans! Cool giant boat. Family and pet friendly park.

very nice and quiet walk.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked the blue, white, and some of the red trail. Good elevation changes and marked trails.

Beautiful little forest hidden in busy spot. there are old water reservoirs with some awesome graffiti. trail connects to a great walking loop with fabulous views.

walking
10 months ago

Not sure why this is rated as moderate. Easy walk from parking lot to the bridge aside from a steep hill that leads you to the trail. I went paddle boarding here last year, but the dock isn't even visible anymore due to high water levels. Many people walking, biking, and fishing. Trail is well kept.

hiking
10 months ago

Really surprised at the trail system here. Well marked and groomed. Diverse terrain. Two of us and a dog hiked blue through the center of the area and then white along the water / marsh area.

I would not rate this trail as moderate but easy; very easy. It is a well worn trail with lots of paths that will pretty much put you back to your starting point, The reservoir was a neat feature and the clearing of woods to see the Rochester's skyline was okay,. The graffiti laden water towers were an interesting touch but would not recommend taking small children there due to a lot broken glass and a open man hole.

Beautiful hike. Some hills on the trail from Ontario Beach Park to Turning Point. It's like a hidden gem in Rochester, not a lot of traffic! Love this area!

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