The Overland Trails aim to encourage outdoor recreation to help maintain an active and healthy lifestyle for all ages. Offering multiple different experiences and activities on the trails, the Trails allow you to create your own path. Head over to the westside and explore 24 miles of diverse reforestation areas or go east to journey along 19 miles of heavily wooded forests and soothing prairies. The choice for adventure is yours.
Adventure along 24 miles of vast, diverse reforestation areas covering 4 towns, 6 state forests, and scenery that’s second to none.
Find magnificent views and undisturbed landscapes while hiking, cycling, birding, and cross country skiing.
Explore 19 miles of expansive, heavily wooded forests and soothing prairies. Some of the most well kept and marked trails in all of New York.
Chautauqua County’s most expansive trail system spans more than 40 miles in all, traveling through multiple state forests, and quiet, historic small towns. We encourage people of all ages to enjoy the unique experiences readily available at every turn. Trek through the 6 state forests on the Westside or learn about the impact the Eastern Continental Divide and wind farms have on our environment on the Eastside! Collectively, the Overland Trails offer a great experience to get out and learn of the diverse habitats, wildlife, and forests right here in Chautauqua County!
The Trails offer opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, camping, and more for all ages and experience levels. Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or are looking to visit and explore some of the unique habitats, the Overland Trails are your playground for outdoor recreation. Check out some of the best spots to visit and explore along the trails!
We’ll share with you everything from events and activities, to trail progress, maintenance, and how you can do your part to keep the Overland Trails as immaculate as possible!
The state of New York is to be commended for allowing such a diverse trail to exist.
This trail is an excellent trail for beginner, intermediate to advanced hikers. The trail is well maintained with improvements like bridges and gravel in the areas to fix water issues. It is nearly impossible to get lost, and maps are available at various check in kiosks along the trail.
The Westside Overland trail offers any cross-country rider plenty of excitement and challenges. Although there isn't as much singletrack, there are plenty of spots where you can get some good air. Plus, the mogul hills are really fun. What makes this trail stand out, however, is the gorgeous scenery and excellent camp sites.