Waterfalls of Zoar Valley (12 falls) Trail is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Gowanda, NY that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until August.
It was a good hike, however the waterfall was disappointing. I was expecting a little more, it was still a nice hike though!
Great relaxing walk
Nostalgia. This was a beautiful creek hike I did many times as a child. Ruined by people littering and getting themselves stuck or hurt down in the gorge. Really quite a shame. The falls was beautiful, and evolved over time. Does anyone remember the giant rock that used to sit at the top of the falls and the "cave" it created below it? Then the giant log, that someone tied a rope to so you could attempt to climb it with the water beating down on you? What an amazing place, the grooves in the creek bottom were very interesting too. Little"shoots" that propelled you fast down the stream. We also joked that it wasn't zoar valley, but soar valley. Good times
Hiking is ok. Waterfalls are a little disappointing. Still, not a bad way to spend an afternoon.
Fun trail good place to swim and spend the day in the summer
fun and adventureing
Awesome time, start to finish. Every view is absolutely breathtaking.
Nice hike 9/30/12 from the first parking lot off Point Peter (the dead end street) down into Valentine Flats. Good trail marked with orange blazes, taking about 45 minutes at a steady pace. The climb out was easy, even for an old guy, taking almost 60 minutes.
We saw a Bald Eagle just after climbing out, at another stop about 3 miles south of the trail head.
place is amazing. i walked many trails. walked above and looked down into gorge then we walked in bottom of gorge, it was amazing i cant wait to fo back there is so much more to see n do there. all in all many parts were easy hikinf but didget tricky and dangerous in other spots
The falls are beautiful. If crossing the water beware of some forceful currents but the rest is an easy trek; bring lots of water, lunch, snacks.
great all round area have fished ,canoed the whole stream ,bring lunch ,water, snacks
Nice trail for a hot day ending at the water falls to jump into. Nice views of Gourge and cliffs of lower Cattaragus Creek. There are some steep reviens to be aware of.