Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Super easy especially with a baby. Great views mostly shaded with trees which is nice when there are no clouds in the sky.

hiking
4 days ago

This trail proved to be elusive and possibly non-existent as of today (5/23/18). I attempted to locate the trail off of Densmore Rd by parking in the Middle School lot as suggested on another site. I was unsuccessful. I looked along the creek south of the school with no luck. I looked along the north side, across the street from the school, with no luck. I drove over to Cranberry Landing and parked in the back. I walked along the back of the property and found what appeared to be the entrance at the far eastern end. This entrance was wide. However, a path was not marked and only by chance did I notice a small overgrown path to my left. I took a chance and started down a very steep slope. A short way in and I started to hear the water falling. I made my way to the falls and snapped a few pictures. I then attempted to walk along the overgrown path (I am on the south side of the creek). I walked East and the path ended abruptly. I turned back and walked West. Again, the path ended abruptly. Many large fallen trees on both ends. Overall, I would say that this is definitely hidden. The waterfall didn't have much water flowing today and the path was overgrown and appears to not have been maintained in some time.

Picturesque, with lots of historical value as well! Especially beautiful in the fall!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great waterfall. A little disappointing when looking at the map there though. They had 3 waterfalls included in this hike. It appears the other two were on the other side of the road, which you couldn't get to. Still all in all the waterfall was very nice and a quick to get to.

Man this was worth the 1hr drive. Looking forward to go back once the weather gets better. If you’re from westchester looking for some very pretty views, Minnewaska has a lot to offer. Make sure you go on the Blueberry Run path. Photos do not do this place justice.

Go day after it rains.

mountain biking
4 months ago

One of my favorite Rochester mtn biking parks. GROC has done a great job maintaining these trails. I also frequent these trails for running with my dogs

If you are here for scenic views, be disappointed. If you are here to see nature and beautiful forest and wetland, look no farther. Birds sing, even late in the year. Deer bound across your way, and it is beautiful. A heron takes flight from the marshes and settles down again a distance away. Bring hiking boots, due to the mud. The trails are easily accessible, and at this time of year, the trails are mostly clear, save for the odd person Nordic walking the trails. However, the trail length of 7.5 miles is misleading. I followed the purple, then the green trails, and it came out to something like 4.0 miles. If you hiked all of the trails together, including the red and blue, you'd probably come out to 7.5 miles. Overall, though, it's definitely a place I'd come back to again, for hiking, birding, and just watching wildlife.

Awesome, historical space. Great elevation making this a tougher run or walk. Everything is paved road.

You get a glimpse into the better days of Rochester, back when when the city was prospering. Would definitely recommend.

I used to play paintball here as a child. I like that it's still managed and available for hikes .

great place for some history and beautiful views

9 months ago

Lots of Deer flies, most trails washed out by running water, bad smell near Tryon Park rd. from drain under 590.

The mileage in the description for this loop is not accurate-- the Ridge Trail is 1.4 miles long, and the Wetlands trail is 2.1 miles, so the loop of these two trails is 3.5 miles rather than 7.5. The trails are walking rather than hiking trails, and are generally flat, wide, mowed grass trails. Sections of the trail are very muddy, with parts ankle deep.

It's a nice scenic walk through the historic Mt. Hope Cemetery. People should know it's mainly trails on roads as a heads up.

Took my kids and it was amazing. So beautiful even with the rain. plan to do the other half this week.

hiking
9 months ago

Not a bad place to explore around. There was a garbage and broken glass (and a not so hot smell) in some areas. The trails themselves were good, but I would rather do Bay Trail or Lucien if I am in the area. They are cleaner and roughly similar in difficulty and have more opportunities to get near the water.

Beautiful trail. Hiked near Brighton area. Would love to bike the entire trail sometime (60 miles towards Niagara Falls).

hiking
10 months ago

Out of the 3 trails in that area - Bay and Rifle Range it ranks 3rd for me for hiking. It looked to be great for biking and overall a good little hike. There is broken glass and garbage laying around in spots and it is right next to 590. I would recommend one of the other two just a little further north.

such a neat place to go on a long walk/hike. holds so much history and it's so cool to see all the coliseums and headstones from the late 1800s and early 1900s. would definitely recommend. you also get a great workout with the hills that are there!

Very muddy and a lot of trees have fallen onto the path. I think the loop around the park was okay, but the trails within the loop looked more interesting (orange and blue I think).

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Not as good as the Leastman Trail

mountain biking
Monday, January 02, 2017

A great network of trails that span all the terrain, fast and flowy with some technical parts. I often take my dogs and they run with me, they'll go swimming too! Strongly recommend.

There are endless amount of trails for any desired duration and distance. Great winter hiking.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I live near this trail and there are most definitely waterfalls.

Friday, July 08, 2016

For me this is a mountain bike trail. Have never seen a hiker. Trails are challenging ups and downs. Numerous offshoots in all directions. Enjoy

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beautiful walk, nice flat path.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful! Great scenery!! Hilly, open spaces!!!

walking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I'm pretty partial to this one since I grew up in the neighborhood and came here a lot growing up but it's nice for a walk. I would definitely say don't run it because you could trip over a small headstone or grave marker and wreck your day not to mention if there are people there grieving, the last thing they want is you running them over.

hiking
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I hiked the trail and managed to accumulate 8.2 miles in total of decent hiking. I prefer the wooded area more than the cut outs, but they were nice as well. The orange blazed/flagged trail was great, with numerous blazes/flags to keep you on track. This was not really the case with other off shoots or appendages of the 2.9 Orange blazed long trail. The only time I could see where I was is when I would come across an intersection marker. For a moment there I didn't know where I was, or the direction I was heading. It would be much more enjoyable if the paths were indicated properly. It is a great park nevertheless. It is well maintained, clean, with wildlife visually present. A great place to be.

I got to see beautiful white tailed deer, you can definitely go bird watching there. Its muddy in some areas but its nature.

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