|Indian Hill Section
Location: Route 31, Perinton
Directions: From Interstate 490, take Route 31
(Pittsford-Palmyra Road) east. Pass Route 250. The parking area will be on the right
between Turk Hill Road and Hogan Road.
Alternative Parking: None
Hiking Time:1 hour
Length: 2.1 mile loop
Difficulty: 3 boots
Surface: Dirt and mowed-field
Trail Markings: Orange and blue blazes painted on trees
Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing
Contact: The Crescent Trail
Box 1354, Fairport, NY 14450
This trail is well-blazed and easy-to-follow. It goes through meadows and
woods to a high vantage point (elevation 714 feet) overlooking suburban
Perinton and the Rochester skyline in the distance. In the rear (S) section
youll see farm fields and horse pastures. Follow blue blazes outbound and
yellow blazes for the return.
From the parking area, head through the split-rail fence, straight (S),
uphill. (At the start of the trail youll pass a trail to the left which
will be part of the return loop.)
At the Y, bear left. (The trail to
the right dead-ends at a field.)
At the clearing, turn right to stay
on the blue-blazed trail. (Left is a trail up to the viewpoint.)
through the woods and cross a field heading south.
Reach the edge of
the field at 0.3 mile. Turn left (E) along the edge of the field.
junction turn right (SE) on the yellow trail. (Watch for poison ivy.)
Pass a yellow trail to the left. Continue straight on the blue trail.
Head into a gully and cross a brook. Bear right on the blue trail. (To the
left is an unblazed trail.)
The blue trail makes a big S curve out of
At 0.6 mile, pass the red trail to the left. Continue
straight (S) inside the woods on the blue trail.
Cross wood planks.
Cross a gravel farm road at 0.6 mile, and continue straight (S) on the
blue trail, past a pond on your left. The view is of farm fields & horse
Continue straight as the blue trail turns right (S).
Reach a junction with yellow to the left and right. Straight is an unmarked
trail that goes to an open field. Turn left (N) onto yellow.
pond again on the left.
Cross the farm road, staying on the yellow
trail. A Porta Potty is in the bushes.
Cross a gully on a small
At the T, turn right, staying on yellow. (Left is an
Pass a small, unmarked side trail on the right. (It
leads to the open field).
Turn right at double yellow blaze and cross
the creek on a small bridge. (Straight ahead is the red trail.)
unmarked trail on left (a cut over from red trail).
The yellow trail
takes a hard left. (A small unlabeled trail heads toward the power lines.)
Cross creek on bridge
Cross a wet area on planks.
At a T,
turn right, continuing on yellow (N). (Watch for poison ivy.)
right and cross the field heading north.
Leave the field and enter
woods. Bear left on yellow to the viewpoint & picnic table area. (Blue goes
(Note: a side trail heads east from the picnic table and
connects to the blue trail.)
Continue straight (N) across the field
where trail Ys. Bear right. (Left is an unmarked trail that is blocked
Pass the blue trail on the right, continuing straight.
Head downhill and follow the yellow trail as it doubles back. Watch for
poison ivy. Pine trees indicate youre almost back to the parking lot.
Date Hiked: ___________