Explore the most popular river 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.

Trail let’s you hike out of the noise in the rest of the park. My dog loves going in and out of the creek!

Take this trail from Boxart all the way to Ontario Beach Park and back! It is quite a walk, but enjoyable...I am guessing a little over 5 miles round trip.

trail running
1 month ago

Great scenic trail with views. Beautiful area with a bridge that crosses part of the river. Hidden gem for sure!

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

Decent trail. some of the bridges could use some attention. It was muddy the day I visited but it was still a pleasant walk. I would visit again.

I started in the parking lot behind Panorama Plaza and the trail is not that pretty (behind businesses and an apartment complex) until after the 441 bridge, which is where Linear Park/Channing Philbrick Park is. The trail is well marked and has red blazes while inside the park. This trail is busy! It was very cold and drizzling and I saw at least 10 people. This would be good stroll with kids but I prefer less foot traffic. The trail just ends randomly (see picture). I would recommend starting at the park, not at the plaza like I did.

trail running
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

It was a relatively flat walk. First part was across a long bridge then into the woods on wood chip covered trails. Nice walk out and back.

Nice views great for family walks

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

9 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.

10 months ago

Good shade, not too tough. Bring a fishing pole!

Great trail took my 5, 7 and 13 year old kids. They did it easy.

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

The main trail is alright and the water is pretty, but the side trails are full of graffiti spray painted on trees and garbage on the ground. Also, if you bring a dog, be careful as there is broken glass in many places on both trails.


Loved it! Hidden gem in the city!

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

great place for some history and beautiful views

went with my little dog and it was beautiful.

Trail was nice with the waterfalls but we were disappointed that it just stopped. I would have rated it a "5" if it circled back.

11 months ago

The path seems to disappear at times. Some steep areas, so make sure you have hiking sneakers.

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

very nice and quiet walk.

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Uh, not scenic. Ok trail, sketchy is some areas (over bridge across river heading to lower falls).

Friday, July 07, 2017

This is a nice park in the city, nice to escape the hustle of bustle of everyday life. I mainly stayed on the paved path and broke off from the trail in a few spots. Some nice views, but very disappointed in the amount of trash and liter, but otherwise was a good time with some friends and our dogs. I am happy to say I have been hear, but don't plan to return (truly disappointed by the trash, especially when our dogs would be near it)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great hike

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