Letchworth State Park Gorge Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portageville, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Along the west side of Genesee River in Letchworth State Park. Passes by 2 waterfalls. Trail is 7 miles long one way along the rim of the Gorge sometimes referred to as "The Grand Canyon Of The East".
Gorgeous! Wouldn't say it's difficult in the least bit.
A must see in the Fall
The Letchworth Gorge trail is amazing. My brother, his wife and I took our eight kiddos and made it five miles around the loop (clockwise), only to find that the trail is CLOSED on the opposite side of the river, near the civil war fairgrounds. We ended up sending two adults back to go get the cars... So if you are planning on doing the full loop, fuggetaboutit. The trail is closed through 2018, due to railroad bridge construction above.
Great views, hits all three major falls. Not real backcountry, you'll hike short road segments and past people grilling. Bring water bottles, if hot will be able to fill up at fountains. Allow time to take in/take pictures at the faxlls, and to hike down to the lower falls and across the foot bridge, An amazing river with beautiful fall and steep gorge that you will hike along.