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

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hiking
6 days ago

First time on trail with my daughter. Took a compass just in case, and it proved handy. (The trails were covered in leaves and we kinda got a little turned around at one point; but it wasn't a huge set back.)

Will definitely visit again in another season.

Short walk and easy for the kids and dogs. Tick repellant recommended, and watch out for yellow jackets as there were a few casualties. Otherwise nice relatively easy hike if you don’t mind the mud. Little waterfall made the kids happy.

Muddy in some places but a nice little hike.

on Rudl Loop Trail

1 month ago

I'm looking for waterfalls

Really nice walk, great scenery, little waterfall. Recommend

Nice walk! Nothing else to add from detailed prior reviews.

fishing
Saturday, July 15, 2017

great easy walk for young kids and dogs.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Took guppie falls loop great hike to falls little climb in the beginning but easy the rest of the way
Worth an hour to see

Monday, January 16, 2017

Short walk with a small waterfall along the way where you can sit on a bench, there's a river I like to sit in in the summer, it's a very nice, easy walk. Well maintained

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

Super pretty area with gorgeous, gnarly old trees, pond, ducks, bursting milkweed, quirky little foot bridges. Will return when I have more time to explore!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Nicely maintained trail with beautiful views. Many more trails there than shown on app. Trails are well marked. Close to Charlie Major trail in Skaneateles and would recommend combining both hikes while in area.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

More of a pleasant walk than a hike but it was beautiful with lots of sights to see. Look forward to walking this again. Smooth stone dust path would be ideal for wheelchairs or strollers. Be sure to visit distillery!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

short easy tail. but alot of fun. be sure to follow the path to one shot distillery!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Dog and kid friendly gorgeous views. Several stairs at start of hike

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

This was perfect for a short weeknight hike but we will be back for a long hike for sure. We grabbed a map from the booth and found that the trails were clearly marked. This was a great spot for our Weim to explore and walk off-leash. Bring bug spray.

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

I like how underdeveloped this trail is. Its a nice hike through the woods and I rarely see any other people especially during winter/ early spring.

walking
Friday, May 27, 2016

A nice gravel trail with some fun and interesting history. Stay from the trail a little bit and you will find foundation remains from old mills that were once all over the area. Perfect for children.

trail running
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Great place to let dogs play and hike off leash

Monday, November 02, 2015

Relaxing, moderate hiking through fields and medium density woods. Some trails are not well marked so snap a pic of the trail map and have a compass app handy. Boots are a good idea if you plan to go off the main trails as you'll find yourself in some marshy areas and some creek beds. There are some good hills and valleys but nothing major... a few apple trees work very nice Granny Smith apples.

hiking
Friday, June 12, 2015

Across the street from the waterfall are many more trails that less people travel on. That's where I was and it is very swampy and bug infested, but I had a good time with my friend. The farther back you go the less often the trails are marked which can make things confusing but we powered through using our maps. I have however traveled on the waterfall side and I quite like it a lot more then the swampy muddy buggy area.

hiking
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

This is a nice short little trail. It kind of rambles around and ends up being a couple of miles of you do a full loop. There is a nice little falls and a couple of places to get a good view. I took my 5 year old and 2 year old (on my back). The conditions were slippery and very wet/muddy.

In the beginning of the trail, there is a section of logs lining the trail, which seems like a bad idea. For the most part, it is an easy little hike, but you might want to plan on getting dirty if you go.

on Rudl Loop Trail

walking
Thursday, January 01, 2015

I've taken the walking path a few times. It's a nice, clear-the-mind walking area. I didn't realize it was ok to walk in the water — will try that another time. There are also other walking trails from nearby parking areas along the same road.

hiking
Saturday, July 19, 2014

There are two paths to take. The first is to go do a creek walk which is a little challenging due to the amount of lose rocks but only short section are like this. At the end of the creek you get rewarded with a nice small water fall. The second path is taking the walking trail. The hike again is a little challenging but only .5 miles to see the top of the water fall. You can’t see the fall well with all the trees in the way, your best time to go would be in the fall. You could continue to go around the trail which is mark for a nice hike of streams, marsh, ponds and thin to dense woods. If you call the town clerk you could camp overnight but the area is not far from the road.

snowshoeing
Monday, March 03, 2014

Very nice and accessible. Diverse terrain within short distances of one another.

hiking
Saturday, August 10, 2013

A bit muddy, but otherwise very well-kept. Great for a short hike locally in CNY. View of the waterfall is obscured by trees and requires scaling a very steep cliff to view it in full.

walking
Sunday, October 07, 2012

This trail is in Mottville,NY. Just north of Skaneateles,NY. On maps it is known as " Mill Road Nature Trail ".The trail runs for just longer than 1 mile between Mill Road just north of Old Seneca Turnpike and Crow Hill Road in Mottville. The pretty little trail crosses the creek via three wooden bridges and meanders through a forested corridor. Along the way you'll see remains of the railroad, dams, and millworks buildings.
Parking is available at both ends: in Mottville at Crow Hill Road and Frost Street; north of Skaneateles around 4144 Mill Road (Old Seneca Turnpike).

on Charlie Major Trail

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2012

there isn't anything to hike. it doesn't exist. or it's overgrown or whatever. just don't go here. waste of time!!!!

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