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Explore the best rated trails in Rochester, NY, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Hojack Trail and Brickyard Trail . With more than 28 trails covering 607 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Ranging from smooth dirt and pebble gravel to three inch crushed stone, this rugged rail trail is diverse. You will need to pick your lines carefully and contend with large puddles the width of the trail, if it has rained recently. I rode it on a Priority 600 with 2.2” wide tires. I wouldn’t recommend anything smaller than 38mm wide.
Pleasent stroll through the bog. Punctuated with numerous mud holes presumably generated by motor vehicles
Lots of places on the trail where it is almost all grass with just a dirt rut the size of a tire. Very bumpy, lots of rocks and lots of walnuts when we rode in October. Wouldn't ride this with a street bike. Waterfalls were beautiful.
Nice day for this ride but bumps from roots and leaves on the path made it kind of tricky. Avg 10mph, but we were able to get to Schallers for lunch by getting off the path at Janes Rd and left to island cottage to head north. Nice road to ride.
About a 45 minute ride on the Erie Canal path ,starting at the Medina lift bridge, through farmland and villages (Middleport, Gasport) herons that are absolutely not afraid of you! Beautiful in the fall!
My husband and I started in Canandaigua and almost reached Stanley before turning around. The single track trail was nice and flat in places, we would be roll big along and then bam! hit a section with roots. The scenery was nice but we will not return because of the bumpy ride.
I walked this trail in a Saturday morning on a holiday weekend and was surprised to find myself alone. It was calm and beautiful. Only a few dips and overgrown branches, overall very well taken care of. A bit more horse manure than I prefer, but it is an equestrian trail as well, so not unexpected. I will absolutely be back.
We enjoyed a leisurely ride on the trail on an unseasonably hot September day. There was enough shade along the way to make it pleasant. There’s nothing but a parking lot at Dresden end where we elected to turn around but looks like food and Seneca lake are just a blocks away. Note that the elevation at Pen Yan is a few hundred feet higher than at Dresden so we definitely worked harder going back. As for those who complained about tree roots, bugs, etc. we didn’t have any issues this day.
Not good for bike ride or walking! Muddy, rutted. For ATVs only
The 1/2 mile in was paved, was beautiful. Next 1/2 mile poor. Next 8-10 miles was not bike worthy, to many large rocks or large gravel. Very rough to ride fast enough to escape in insects form Bergen swamp
Relatively level crushed gravel trail makes for an enjoyable ride through forested areas for around 5 miles. Paved trail continues through Seneca Lake State Park for 2 additional miles. Very relaxing ride along the top of Seneca Lake. Total length of trail approximately 7 miles. Highly recommended.
Wear deep woods bug repellent got attacked by deer flies and mosquitos, everything was overgrown, nothing to see.
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