Waterfalls of Zoar Valley (12 falls) Trail

EASY 19 reviews

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.

4.2 miles 181 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

whitewater kayaking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

It was a good hike, however the waterfall was disappointing. I was expecting a little more, it was still a nice hike though!

4 months ago

Great relaxing walk

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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1 year ago

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
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Hiking is ok. Waterfalls are a little disappointing. Still, not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

hiking
1 year ago

Fun trail good place to swim and spend the day in the summer

1 year ago

fun and adventureing

2 years ago

Holy gorge!

hiking
2 years ago

Awesome time, start to finish. Every view is absolutely breathtaking.

hiking
4 years ago

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.

hiking
4 years ago

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

hiking
4 years ago

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.

hiking
4 years ago

great all round area have fished ,canoed the whole stream ,bring lunch ,water, snacks

walking
5 years ago

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.