Rochester, NY: Knight Creek to Campbell Creek via Finger Lakes Trail

Weave between hardwoods and farmlands on this quick, 5-mile leg of the Finger Lakes Trail.
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Weave between hardwoods and farmlands on this quick, 5-mile leg of the Finger Lakes Trail.

-Mapped by Steffan Fay

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.2

Waypoints

FLT001

Location: 42.3490524, -77.3634872

Walk northwest on Finger Lakes Trail and cross Knight Creek. Wide trail leads uphill through meadow of tall grasses.

FLT002

Location: 42.3511308, -77.367847

Trail cuts to the right (northwest), then continues ascent alongside a field; connect white blazes.

FLT003

Location: 42.3519173, -77.3688583

Turn left @ 4-way junction, then bear right into woods; leaf-covered trail winds beneath towering trees.

FLT004

Location: 42.3513527, -77.3730774

Leave shady forest for 0.1-mile jaunt through grassy corridor. The rolling hills break up the skyline.

FLT005

Location: 42.3504944, -77.3737411

Bear right to re-enter woods. Look between gaps in trees: the leaves frame views of verdant hills and valley.

FLT006

Location: 42.3496208, -77.3749237

Trail pops out of woods, overlooking a patchwork of fields. Next, continue southwest traverse of Brooks Hill.

FLT007

Location: 42.3464775, -77.3785324

Pass under powerline; continue south.

FLT008

Location: 42.3453102, -77.3785477

Turn right, tracing the edge of another field.

FLT009

Location: 42.3435249, -77.3787689

Turn right (west) and follow hedgerow.

FLT010

Location: 42.3434715, -77.3823853

Continue straight, heading west on the shoulder of Cochrane Road, a wide dirt road. The road descends ahead.

FLT011

Location: 42.3465118, -77.3978653

Trail curves to the west. Ahead, pass farm fields dotted with cows.

FLT012

Location: 42.3465881, -77.3990707

Turn around and return to the trailhead at the bridge over Campbell Creek.

Finger Lakes Trail Sign

Location: 42.3490613, -77.3632979

Finger Lakes Trail

Location: 42.3507581, -77.3637486

Rolling Hills

Location: 42.3512418, -77.3677182

Grassy Hills

Location: 42.3514717, -77.3682761

Woods Walk

Location: 42.351773, -77.369585

Grassy Trail

Location: 42.3513766, -77.3728466

Wooded Views

Location: 42.3504886, -77.3735118

Trail Views

Location: 42.3486966, -77.3758936

Countryside

Location: 42.3452869, -77.3780823

Rolling Fields

Location: 42.3442402, -77.3788118

Dirt Road

Location: 42.3444424, -77.3870248

Cows

Location: 42.3462781, -77.3890579

Farmhouse

Location: 42.3463574, -77.3914021

Roadwalk

Location: 42.3464803, -77.397185