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Looking for good hiking trails for those with new snow shoe experience

I have a group of friends who would like to go snow shoeing but many don't have any experience. Can anyone recommend a hiking trail in the Rochester area of two or fewer miles that is flat but interesting. Thank you.

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Welcome to the community and thanks for reaching out!

We wanted to let you know that we moved your question to the New York board in the hopes that someone with some local knowledge will have some suggestions for you.


At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Hi @jsica - It's so great to hear you are planning to get out and snowshoe with some friends! There are lots of great options near Rochester. We recommend taking a look at the following trails, which are listed here in order from closest to the city to further away.

Generally speaking, the trails that are closer to the city will be more snow-packed due to frequent use. 

Let us know if you have any additional questions and we'd be happy to help. Happy snowshoeing! 

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Thank you!