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trail running
4 days ago

Great views of river on a fairly easy trail

It is absolutely beautiful

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful views! There are some rocky trails, so take your time. Also a set of viewing binoculars for people who are color blind!

rock climbing
17 days ago

I was taken aback by the ginormous, mossy boulders that make up this stunning trail. You can tell that this area has a rich geographic history to it. I have been to Niagara Falls more times than I can count but truth be told... I had no clue that this trail even existed. One of my close friends brought me here and now I can’t stop thinking about how badly I want to return to it. Make sure not to miss this trail!

Greeter Falls is worth the effort. The trail is a bit rough in spots (rocks, roots, etc.) and the staircase down to lower Greeter Falls was a little daunting. Nice trail with a good amount of people enjoying it. Highly recommend.

Did this trail Oct 28. I actually added going into the Big Creek Gulf then to Stone Door then took the Big Creek Rim trail back. 12.5 miles. 2500 feet. If you do this hike don't pass up ranger falls. Very worth the trek and a beautiful falls. Be ready though this complete trail plan isn't moderate it's hard and trying. But very rewarding. Leaves haven't completely changed yet but the Rim trail is going to be one of the best views for foliage. Good luck.

Good trail with a kiddo easy to do

Easy hike to the overlook from the Ranger's Station with a set of color blind friendly binoculars just at the end of the paved trail.

Beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful hike! We only went as far as the cliffs but the trail goes further on.

Did this trail today and took our 18 pound older Boston Terrier. He did fine but was pretty tired at the end. We did the lower and upper Falls and BlueHole trails. Falls were great and very photogenic. No restroom at the trailhead. Would love to visit again. Easy day hike.

This trail is a great mix of easy with some technical sections thrown in if you take the Big Creek Gulf Trail. I had my small Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with me, and although he was tired at the end, he was able to navigate the trails with no problem. Great for day hiking!

I have only lived in Tennessee for less than two weeks. This was my first real hike since arriving. I loved this trail. It’s a great trail for an agile dog. There are a lot of really narrow and rocky parts to the trail as well as a spiral staircase (which my dog would not go down) to Greeter Falls and another area that had a suspension bridge. There are lots of beautiful trees and a couple of spots that take your breath away with awesome scenery. A few different falls along the way. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. Very light traffic if you go first thing in the morning on a Saturday. I left after completing about 4 miles at 10am and the parking lot was about half full. I will come back in a few weeks when the leaves begin to change color for another beautiful hike. Highly recommend this trail.

I didn’t get to do the entire loop due to rain (and didn’t have my rain coat), but I definitely would go back to if I was in the area again. This waterfall is prettier than Foster Falls, in my opinion. The hike that I did go on was pretty. There were only 3 other cars in the parking lot early afternoon last Sunday which was great. A few people were swimming and that looked like a great idea.

I hiked this trail after coming in on Big Creek Rim and setting up camp at Alum Gap. It was harder than I expected, mostly due to the 4 miles already hiked, and I'm pretty new to backpacking.

With that said, it was gorgeous. The falls were great, and I swam in the cold pool at the base of Greeter Falls.

I'm glad I didn't bring my old dog on this one, because she would have struggled with the elevation change.

I can't wait to go back!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views on top!!! Told 2 be on lookout for rattlesnakes didn’t see any thankfully !!!

rock climbing
1 month ago

Fantastic trail for both a hike and bouldering!

Trail is located south of Niagara Falls State Park. Offers a fantastic view of the rapids and gorge along the river. Mostly dirt and gravel surface with some canopy overhead. If you don't have a fear of heights, there is a side trail which offers access down to the riverfront. Great area to finish off the day after a visit to the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

River Trail and Boulder Trail are a must see! So is Whirlpool Trail leading through rocks. Be prepared for solid climbing but also amazing views you've never seen before.

Nice hike. We started at Whirlpool State Park instead of Devil's Hole for the hike down into the gorge. Near the end of the trail just a bit upriver of the whirlpool, you can walk down on the big flat sections of rock for awesome views of the Niagara River. Great place to sit and enjoy a break while watching and listening to the huge rapids. If you are there at the right time, you might get to watch the jet boats take folks up and down the rapids (kind of noisy, but also kind of fun to watch).

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful trail. well marked and awesome views. I'd like to go back in the fall when the leaves change

This was an awesome hike! The moderate rating was accurate. There are staircases at both the Devil’s Hole State Park and The Whirlpool State Park. Devil’s Hole to Whirlpool is a one mile hike. Once you get towards the Whirlpool sections, you can go on the rocks and get extremely close to the Niagara River. Amazing views!

amazing views

To echo everyone else, the trail, the scenery in the gorge, the entire experience was awesome!!

Beautiful hike- highly recommend! Up to Stone Door is easy, and if you choose to go down the stairs and start hiking towards Ranger Falls, I would rate it as moderate-difficult. Full review and more pics coming to our blog soon! www.Wander-Full-Life.com

walking
2 months ago

Great views

Gorgeous! Neat way to view the beauty of the Niagara Gorge. Good advice to wear proper shoes to enjoy the rocky terrain. Fun to watch the whirlpool jet boats go by!

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