Stony Brook State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"At 577 acres, Stony Brook State Park isn’t huge, but the trio of waterfalls that have carved a gorge out of the soft shale here in Livingston County have attracted attention for more than 100 years. In the late nineteenth century, passenger trains carried tourists to the waterfalls, dropping them off and picking them up again at a railroad station that stood where the campground office is today. The camping area is located at the southern end of the park, and includes three bathrooms with showers on a wooded slope. Another comfort station is next to the picnic area and the East Rim and West Rim trailheads. Sites 100–115 back up against Stony Brook itself. Eight simple cabins that sleep four people but lack electricity or water have recently been added to the campground. Cabins 27C and 74C are handicapped accessible. All three of the main hiking trails in the park can be reached from the camping area. Running along either side of Stony Brook, they can be combined to form a variety of short but moderately steep loops. On hot days, the two natural swimming areas on the north end of the park often become crowded."