Best Syracuse Hiking Trails

The Syracuse area has 4 hiking trails out of the 50 hikes found in New York.

  October 15, 2018

Located in New York, the hiking in Syracuse is known for four scenic hikes. The best Syracuse hiking based on popularity are considered to be Highland Forest County Park, Brookfield Trail System, Green Lakes State Park, and Old Erie Canal. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Syracuse hiking trail below.



Where Can I Hike In Syracuse?


FEATURED:  Highland Forest County Park

  Syracuse, New York

  August 13, 2016

Southeast of Syracuse and east of Fabius in Onondaga County, the 2,700 acre Highland Forest County Park has over 20 miles of trails. Known as the Adirondacks of Central New York, this area is covered with rugged forest terrain. These multi-use trails are also shared with mountain bikers and equestrians.


FEATURED:  Brookfield Trail System

  Syracuse, New York

  October 15, 2018

Southeast of Syracuse near Sherburne, the 130 mile Brookfield Trail System traverses the 13,000 acre Brookfield State Forest. In southeastern Madison County, theses multi-trails are shared with mountain bikers and horseback riders in the summer, and by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers in the winter. The rolling routes combine trails and closed forest service roads, which are all marked and numbered.


FEATURED:  Green Lakes State Park

  Syracuse, New York

  July 18, 2016

East of Syracuse and northeast of Fayetteville, the Green Lakes State Park has 20 miles of trails that loop around both lakes, which were carved by water flowing off glaciers. These meromictic lakes are deep with distinct water layers forming the intense blue-green color. Beyond the lakes, the trails pass through mature upland hardwood forests.