The constant twists and turns of the trail, as well as the sudden hills, keep things interesting. Various surfaces keep you on your toes and constantly adjusting.
Features: Fall Colors — Lake — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
There are lots of rocks and roots, so be careful of your ankles.
The run is a combination of the Great Seneca Trail
, Mink Hollow Trail
, and the Lake Shore Trail
. Quick sharp hills and switchbacks are common. There aren't too many trail offshoots and typically people follow the main trail.
Great Seneca Trail
starts at the entrance of the park, before the toll booth. It curves off to the right and generally descends. This is the hardest part of the trail. The trails winds around the outside of the park and leads across a strip of power lines. It then loops back and climbs through a series of switchbacks.
Most people take the route around the lake. There is also a small playground at the entrance with water fountains and bathrooms.
For the majority of this trail, Great Seneca Trail
overlaps with Seneca Creek Greenway Trail
. Continue south on Seneca Creek Greenway Trail
to an intersection with Mink Hollow Trail
. Turn left onto Mink Hollow Trail
, which features small hills and loose rock. Roots and leaves slippery when wet, careful!
From the end of Mink Hollow, turn right onto Lake Shore Trail
. Follow the blue blazes and enjoy the undulating nature of this lake-hugging trail. About 1/3rd of the way around the lake, turn right onto a short connector path back to the parking area, where you left your car.