Map of the Genesee Riverway Trail in Rochester


Genesee Riverway Trail

Genesee Riverway Rocester, New York map area

Genesee Riverway Trail


14+ miles




Rochester, Irondequoit


waterfalls, bridges, Downtown Rochester, Seneca County Park, University of Rochester, Genesee Valley Park


Erie Canalway

Seneca Park Trails

Lake Ontario State Multi-Use Trail

Genesee Valley Greenway

Lehigh Valley Trail



Regional Trails

The Genesee Riverway Trail is a system of paved trails that follows alongside the Genesee River through the heart of the Rochester area. The trail extends from a pier that juts out into Lake Ontario to the Erie Canalway Trail and covers over 14 miles of the Rochester area. The route includes the scenic gorge along the river, three waterfalls, a number of pedestrian bridges, pathways along bridges for the local roads and numerous parks.


The Genesee Riverway Trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. There are a few gaps in the trail where trail users must use roads or sidewalks to get to the next section.

Points of Interest

The Genesee Riverway Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Ontario Beach Park
Turning Point Park
Maplewood Rose Garden
Genesee Crossroads Park
Downtown Rochester
Blue Cross Arena
Genesee Gateway Park
Baush and Lomb Riverside Park
University of Rochester River Campus
Genesee Valley Park and Genesee Valley Sports Complex
Nearby Trails

Connecting trails or nearby include: Lake Ontario State Multi-Use Trail, Seneca Park Trail, El Camino Trail, Erie Canalway, Genesee Valley Greenway and the Lehigh Valley Trail.


The north end of the Genesee Riverway Trail is located at the pier at Ontario Beach Park off of Lake Avenue and Beach Avenue.

The south end of the Genesee Riverway Trail is located near the Genesee Valley Sport Complex south of Elmwood Drive. This is the location where the Erie Canalway crosses the Genesee River with a bridge to the south. The Lehigh Valley Trail can  be accessed from the Erie Canalway on this side of the river. The Erie Canalway also goes to the west then crosses the canal. At this point there is an intersection with the Genesee Valley Greenway.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Genesee Riverway Trail in Rochester, New York.