Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Jump Off Trail

The Jump Off Trail

The Jump Off Trail in Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill is ADA-accessible. It affords one of the most beautiful scenic views in the Finger Lakes Region, along with Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area overlooking Honeoye Lake.

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Jump Off Trail sign
ADA
Approaching the landing

The Trail

The trail itself is but a sliver of an extensive system of foot paths called The Finger Lakes Trail. This portion is part of the Western Finger Lakes Region Bristol Hills Branch Trail.

Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Jump Off Trail ramp to platform
Jump Off in July
Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Jump Off Trail view
Jump Off in July

The Jump Off

Spectacular any time of year, my favorite time to visit is in the Autumn during peak leaf changing season. You’ll overlook CR-33/West Hollow Road and the backside of Bristol Mountain.

There’s not much to be said about the area specifically. It’s easy to navigate and the view speaks for itself.

Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Jump Off Trail summer view
Jump Off in July
Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Jump Off Trail view from platform
Early October
Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Jump Off Trail viewing platform
Jump Off in early October
Jump Off Trail Jeffrey Packard
Photo by Jeffrey Packard
Jump Off Trail Jeffrey Packard
Photo by Jeffrey Packard
Jump Off Trail Jeffrey Packard
Photo by Jeffrey Packard
Jump Off Trail September
Jump Off in September

More information about the Jump Off Trail

Ontario County Park also has camping facilities (tents, RVs, cabins), two softball diamonds, two playgrounds, a basketball court, acres of open field (great for flying kites!) and a fishing pond.

Cost: Free

Located in Naples, roughly 52 minutes / 40 miles from Rochester (get directions)

More information: co.ontario.ny.us

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