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Blue Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

The backbone of Bay Park West.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.3

KM

Singletrack

390' 119 m

High

254' 77 m

Low

137' 42 m

Up

273' 83 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Park hours 7 AM to 11 PM. Do not ride when wet.

Description

The Blue Trail forms the backbone of Bay Park West, running the length of the park and connecting to every other trail. It parallels the Orange Trail and Red Trail, running the furthest uphill of the three. It's a mile and a half of beautiful hand-crafted rolling singletrack.

Starting from the parking lot on Homewood Lane, Blue Trail descends eastward into the park. After a stretch of boardwalking, the trail tees at the old trolly bed. The Green Trail splits off to the left, while the Blue Trail continues to the right.

The trail runs for a short distance on the old trolley bed, formerly part of the Rochester and Glen Haven Railroad. This light railway ran trolleys from downtown Rochester to the old resort of Glen Haven on the Irondequoit Bay from 1891 to 1933. If you look carefully you might find an old concrete electric pole from those days.

After crossing the creek, the trail switches back and climbs up the hill to an intersection with Orange and Red. The Blue Trail bears right, staying further up the hill than the other trails. The three trails merge for the rocky creek crossing and fan out again, with the Blue once again on the right, uphill side. After some good fun singletrack, the trail intersects with the Purple Trail and bears left into the big saddle and 4-way intersection.

At the intersection, Orange is to the left, Purple is to the right, and Blue continues diagonally across the saddle. From here, Blue descends to the Fish and Game parking lot, with logs, rollers, and berms along the way. There is a trail intersection about two-thirds of the way through this stretch - both segments join together fairly quickly though the left option flows a little better in this direction.

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Aaron Caveglia

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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Photos

This sweet log ride is a side feature just off the Blue Trail.
Nov 10, 2016 near Brighton, NY
A green carpet on the Blue Trail
May 17, 2018 near Brighton, NY

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Jul 10, 2020
Jeremy Smith
May 24, 2020
Mark Gruber
Dec 26, 2019
William Sullivan
Muddy on the blue and red trail
Jul 3, 2019
Kimberly Henderson
2h 15m
Jun 8, 2019
Evan B
Nov 23, 2017
Joshua Eklund
Sep 6, 2016
Justin Kretzmann
6.6mi
Dec 5, 2015
Justin Kretzmann
6.1mi