Niagara Falls, NY Walking Trails and Maps

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Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

2.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Clarence Pathways

17.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ellicott Creek Trailway

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Erie Canalway Trail

335.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Great Gorge Railway Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Greenway Nature Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lancaster Heritage Trail

4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh Memory Trail

0.71 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Niagara Gorge Rim Trail

6.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

3.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

0.65 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Pendleton Rail Trail

6.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Dirt

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

4.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Devil's Hole Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Ellicott Trail

4.7 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Kiwanis Park Trail

8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Lockport Rail Trail

2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Gravel

Shoreline Trail

21.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Two Mile Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Accordion

Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail

12.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Peanut Line Trail (Amherst)

5.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

West River Shoreline Trail

8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails is a community asset for Cheektowaga, a Buffalo...
NY 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the...
NY 6.9 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
The Great Gorge Railway Trail is truly a gem. Nestled between the Niagara River and the Niagara Scenic Parkway, this short but stunning rail-trail offers unparalleled access and views of one of North...
NY 1.2 mi Crushed Stone
Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also...
NY 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Lancaster Heritage Trail begins in an eastern outer suburb of Buffalo and unwinds 4 paved miles into the delightful wooded countryside. Benches made of natural materials, including boulders, are...
NY 4 mi Asphalt
Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded...
NY 0.71 mi Asphalt
True to its name, the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail traces the eastern edge of the Niagara Gorge, offering connections to three state parks and spectacular views of the Niagara River below and the...
NY 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail, formerly known as the Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spans nearly 4 miles beginning at Main Street in Niagara Falls. From there, it heads north past the Niagara...
NY 3.9 mi Asphalt
North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in...
NY 0.65 mi Asphalt
The Pendleton Rail Trail begins in the town of Pendleton and for just over 6 miles, travels northeast towards the town of Lockport where the trail connects to the Lockport Rail Trail. The...
NY 6.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried...
NY 4.7 mi Asphalt
The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The rail-trail follows the route of a former trolley line built in the Niagara Gorge in 1895. Railroad...
NY 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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
This trail starts in the Village of Lewiston off Mohawk Street just North of Center Street. Park at Kiwanis Park in the Village. Trail goes North and follows the Niagara Scenic Parkway to Pletcher...
NY 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Running through woods and fields, the Lockport Rail Trail follows a former railbed of the Erie Railroad in the town of Lockport. The path is 8-feet-wide and is paved for about half-a-mile from...
NY 2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Shoreline Trail in Erie County, New York, is 21.7 miles of flat, easy pathway that runs adjacent to Lake Erie, one of the country’s Great Lakes, on its southern half and then along the Niagara...
NY 21.7 mi Asphalt
The Village of Springville in Western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from the northern border to the southern border of...
NY 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends...
NY 1.3 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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
There are currently several sections of the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail open, totaling 12.8 miles. The trail sections are open for walking, hiking, jogging, bicycling, horseback riding (Concord only),...
NY 12.8 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The Amherst segment of the Peanut Line Trail continues west from Transit Rd, where it connects with the paved section included in the Clarence Pathways trail system. Following the corridor of New York...
NY 5.2 mi Dirt, Grass
The West River Shoreline Trail begins at the southwest corner of Buckhorn Island State Park at the Eagle Overlook and Kayak Launch. This parking lot, aptly named for Buckhorn Island's status as a New...
NY 8 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

Clarence Pathways

great trail

June, 2024 by rodriguezlou

Nice, flat well maintained trail.

Niagara Gorge Rim Trail

Nice ride.

June, 2024 by jimthejanitor

The ride is 100% paved. Parts of it appear to be part of an older road system that are no longer used and kept up. The other paved trails are well-maintained in the grass cut. I started in Lewiston. the incline is rather long. Not steep but just long and seem to never end lol. There are some beautiful views. When I got into the actual Falls, it was hard to tell where the trail was because everything is paved and thousands of people walking around .

Accordion

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.

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

Quiet, peaceful, not many others on trail...but it was hot today ! Like 90ishhh ¿Wide enough for 2 people to walk in opposite directions and still have plenty of room in between.

June, 2024 by thill70

Quiet, peaceful, not many others on trail...but it was hot today ! Like 90ishhh ¿Wide enough for 2 people to walk in opposite directions and still have plenty of room in between.

Lancaster Heritage Trail

Super Paved Trail

April, 2024 by pagej102

The trail is fairly level with slight curves to offset a straight visual line of sight, which is pleasing to the rider. There are quirky bump out paths that possibly simulate a railroad siding or depot for picking up passengers. There is a plan to connect this trail to the Cheektowaga trail, which will give a boost to those seeking to ride or walk longer distances while connecting other communities for transportation purposes. Hopefully that will happen sooner than later.

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

Thank you for opening up for Snowmobiles

January, 2024 by klingensmith716

Utilized the trail for first time on my snowmobile. I am very grateful for the cooperation between the rails to trails group and local snowmobile clubs who I was told funded and built the nice new bridge decking over the old rail bridges? If I am wrong, then I apologize. Just want to say to my fellow snowmobile riders to please be respectful about others who use the trails to hike and ski etc.

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

I love this trail!

January, 2024 by rontebo

I ride this trail quite frequently, and it is well maintained; however, the trail could very well benefit from the addition of one or three benches.

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

pleasant ride

November, 2023 by donovangarner

Convenient street crossings with traffic signals. Not too busy, so it was a nice quiet ride across town. Nice and green, lots of benches along the route to stop and rest. Very clean.

Erie Canalway Trail

Medina NY to Gasport NY

September, 2023 by mconlon1

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!

Kiwanis Park Trail

nice

September, 2023 by mrizzone

Rode from the Kiwanis park to Youngstown. Had coffee and went back. Trail is mostly paved with sidewalk in Youngstown. No complaints. Great views along the way.

Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail

Incorrect Trail Description

July, 2023 by ecgluszek

We did not see any asphalt. This trail is not for biking or on line skating. It is all grass and there is no parking except on the road.

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