Brighton, NY Walking Trails and Maps

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Auburn Trail (Brighton-Pittsford)

2 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Auburn Trail (Pittsford-Farmington)

11 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Brickyard Trail

0.8 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail

6.7 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Clarence Pathways

17.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Erie Canalway Trail

335.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Genesee Riverway Trail

22.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Hojack Trail

4.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Keuka Outlet Trail

6.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Lehigh Valley Trail

16.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Manchester Gateway Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail

5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Cato-Fair Haven Trail

14.51 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt

El Camino: Butterhole-Seneca Park Trail

2.3 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Ellicott Trail

4.7 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Erie Attica Trail

1.3 mi
State: NY
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Genesee Valley Greenway

68.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

I-390 Bike Path

5.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Lehigh Valley Trail - North Branch

14.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ontario Pathways Rail Trail

24.28 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Pittsford Trail System (Railroad Loop Trail)

5.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Railroad Bed Trail (NY)

3.4 mi
State: NY
Dirt

West Shore Trail

9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Peanut Line Trail (Canandaigua)

0.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Trolley Trail (NY)

4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Auburn Trail is almost entirely sheltered on either side by trees as it meanders through residential and commercial areas. Running along the same former rail corridor as the Auburn Trail...
NY 2 mi Crushed Stone
There are so many reminders from the heyday of the railroad age on the nearly 10-mile Auburn Trail that visitors might imagine they’re chugging through villages and countryside at the throttle of a...
NY 11 mi Crushed Stone
Brickyard Trail offers a pleasant north-south route through the Town of Brighton, which sits on the southeastern outskirts of Rochester. Its name is a nod to the town's brickmaking industry dating...
NY 0.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Cayuga-Seneca Canalway Trail is a 6.7-mile pathway beginning in Waterloo, New York and terminating at Seneca Lake State Park. The roadbed it uses was constructed by the Seneca County Railway...
NY 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Two former rival railroad corridors that crossed in Buffalo’s eastern suburbs now form a nearly 18-mile paved trail system called Clarence Pathways in Clarence, Newstead, and Akron. Five trails...
NY 17.9 mi Asphalt
Closure Notices: In Palmyra/Wayne County, a portion of the trail is closed between route 21 and Swift Landing Park. In Oneida-Verona, Oneida County, a bridge replacement is taking place at the corner...
NY 335.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
By the early 1800s, Rochester had earned the nickname of Flour City because of its numerous mills that allowed the young town to rapidly become the largest flour producer in the United States. The...
NY 22.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This pleasant community trail connects suburban residences close to the shore of Lake Ontario with a school, a church and a commercial area in Webster, New York. Near the trail's northwest end, it...
NY 4.8 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Snaking along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, the Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail provides a smooth journey infused with the region’s rich natural and cultural heritage. The nearly 7-mile trail...
NY 6.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Overview The Keuka Outlet Trail offers a winding route of nearly 7 miles between Penn Yan and Dresden in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The rail-trail follows a railroad corridor that traces a...
NY 6.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Located in the majestic Finger Lakes region, the Lehigh Valley Trail is a well-used gem with a sparkling future. Wandering 16.4 miles through beautiful landscapes and rich greenery, the trail connects...
NY 16.4 mi Crushed Stone
The Manchester Gateway Trail is a scenic route used by walkers and cyclers that follows the Canandaigua Outlet through Manchester. It has also been used for skiing during winter months. The trailhead...
NY 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The town of Perinton, New York, has been hard at work improving the Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail, and it shows. Since 1996, when the American Hiking Society designated Perinton as a Trail...
NY 5 mi Crushed Stone
The Cato-Fair Haven Trail (a.k.a. Cayuga County Trail) travels a little more than 14 miles through forest, wetland and tree farm.
NY 14.51 mi Cinder, Dirt
The El Camino: Butterhole-Seneca Park Trail (often more simply called the El Camino Trail) runs diagonally through a neighborhood and industrial properties in northeast Rochester on an abandoned CSX...
NY 2.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Ellicott Trail is a crushed stone rail-trail in Batavia, Genesee County. The trail provides the best of both worlds, winding through the heart of downtown while also providing an immersive journey...
NY 4.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Erie Attica Trail lies in the Finger Lakes region of New York along the former railroad for which it's named. A glimpse of this past can be seen in the beautiful truss bridge that spans 220 feet...
NY 1.3 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...
NY 68.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The I-390 Bike Path is a 5-mile paved trail starting in Greece and ending at the Island Cottage Woods Preserves just south of Lake Ontario. The trail starts just after crossing Route 104 using the...
NY 5.3 mi Asphalt
Travelers on the Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail will enjoy scenic views of wooded areas, surrounding bodies of water and wetlands. The trail parallels the north side of the Parkway, which runs along...
NY 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
The North Branch of the Lehigh Valley Trail connects the campuses of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. The trail’s northern terminus is where the Erie Canal Heritage...
NY 14.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The Ontario Pathways Rail Trail is the crown jewel of the trail system managed by the organization for whom it is named in Ontario County, New York. Comprising two disconnected segments,...
NY 24.28 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Pittsford Trail System, also called the Railroad Loop Trail, provides access to the Erie Canal, town of Pittsford, and shopping and business district in the quaint New York village. A short...
NY 5.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Railroad Bed Trail is a rustic recreational path sited on the right of way of an abandoned railroad that once extended between Rochester and Nunda. The route takes users through serene forest and...
NY 3.4 mi Dirt
The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main...
NY 20 mi Ballast
The West Shore Trail sits on the former West Shore Railroad corridor, whose tracks and ties were pulled up in the 1960s. Aside from about 1300 ft in Churchville which is paved, the trail surface is...
NY 9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Peanut Line Trail runs along a former railroad right-of-way in the Town of Canandaigua. What originated as the Canandaigua & Niagara Falls Railroad was acquired by the New York Central Railroad in...
NY 0.5 mi Dirt, Grass
Following the route of the former Rochester & Eastern Rapid Railway, the Trolley Trail winds through the town of Victor. Active between 1903 and 1930, the Rochester & Eastern Rapid Railway was an...
NY 4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Concrete, Dirt, Grass

Recent Trail Reviews

Keuka Outlet Trail

Harvey the RV

July, 2024 by carlbrunning99

Nicely shaded most of the way, which follows a waterway. Goes by several waterfalls. The trail itself is a mix of gravel and grass with a few rough spots. I had my hybrid bike and my wife her e-bike. Overall a good ride giving us a decent workout.

Erie Canalway Trail

The trail is well marked it's a bit tough going on roads through parts of Lockport. Once back on the trail, is well maintained.

July, 2024 by auntgnu

The trail is well marked it's a bit tough going on roads through parts of Lockport. Once back on the trail, is well maintained.

Hojack Trail

Hojack Trail update

July, 2024 by otto

The Hojack Trail is under the management of the Freinds of Webster Trails, an arm of the Webster Parks and Rec. It is well managed and has been updated over the last several years with renewed energy. The low areas on the eastern half have, for the most part, been repaired and it can be traversed all year. Some soft spots are inevitable after heavy rain or in the spring when it thaws. Best used with mountain bikes or larger tired ebikes, which we use. It is a beautiful trail. If you travel to it’s terminus in the west at Lake Road, one can turn west on Lake Road and peddle a short mile past Bay Road to the new Sand Park, which came online in 2023. So, this trail does, technically, go to the lake, as you can ride out on the eastern most pier for beautiful views of Lake Ontario.

Accordion

Genesee Valley Greenway

Favorite Rochester River ride and walk

July, 2024 by traillink user

I have ridden this trail from my home near the Genesee River into downtown Rochester and then out to Rte 252 / Jefferson Rd. Often I do a loop back home on the east side of Genesee River. It's even and well paved, clear on both sides. only some bumps and pavement that is a very little bit crumbly down on the straightway south of the Church of Love. but it is wide enough that never is a problem. Definitely gets lots of mosquitoes in areas. This trail follows the old railroad line and on one side also the Genesee Valley Canal.

Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail

fun ride

June, 2024 by darrenbaetzhold

Nice path surrounded by tree real nice on a windy day

Clarence Pathways

great trail

June, 2024 by rodriguezlou

Nice, flat well maintained trail.

Erie Canalway Trail

Camillus to Syracuse with side trip on Onondaga Lake Trails

June, 2024 by wrogers1

In early June, we rode the section of the Erie Canal from Camillus to Syracuse. We also took a side trip on the Onondaga Lake West and East Shore Trails. Round trip, we biked approximatel 30 miles.

We parked at the June Reed Webster Park. The bathrooms were open. With that said, we have been there before and they have been closed. I would not count on them 100%.

The trail was in excellent shape. The Erie Canal section was hard a packed with small gravel. We did encounter hills, which we did not expect on a canal trail. They were small and manageable. Most of the hilly sections were paved, making them easy to navigate. The Onondaga Lake trails are paved and in fantastic condition. We only came across two small sections with tree root bumps.

This section of the Erie Canal Trail goes through the New York State Fairgrounds. It was eerie and strange to be at the Fair when no one else was around. Made for a unique experience.

The Onondaga Lake Trails were a pleasure with views of the lake, woodlands, birds, and flowers. We saw several bluebirds, which is not something we encounter routinely.

The Onondaga Lake Trails are part of the Onondaga Lake Park which has multiple bathroom facilities and picnic tables. We ate our lunch with a view of the lake and pickleball courts. There were a people playing, which provided our lunch time entertainment.

The only potential downside is the trail near Camillus is next to a garbage dumb. It is landscaped nicely with wild flowers in abundance and we did find a turtle on the path. We noticed an odor on our way back when the temperature was hotter. On the positive side, it is a productive use of the land.

We give this trail a thumbs up and will ride it again.

I-390 Bike Path

secluded trail

June, 2024 by tnuhyllek_tl

Very bumpy from tree roots. Some trees overgrown. Otherwise nice secluded trail!

West Shore Trail

Not ready for bikes

June, 2024 by snarg

Started from Churchville, going west, on a mountain bike, in May 2024. Only did 1/2 mile. VERY rough, large rocks, ruts, terrible surface. You will shake the fillings out of your teeth. Not suitable for bikes , primarily used by atvs, not maintained. Dont waste any time here.

Brickyard Trail

Beautiful

April, 2024 by ritresearch23

Beautiful

Brickyard Trail

first walk with this app

April, 2024 by vicki.vincola

Nice easy walk, wide trail, kids, bikes, scooters, dogs. Pleasant!

West Shore Trail

November night ride

November, 2023 by jthurston4

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.

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