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very rough. expect a lot of ups and downs. moderate is putting it lightly. great trail though.

I have really enjoyed the hike... Upper and middle falls are really close and its not much of a hike, the walk to lower falls is nice the canyon gets deeper and lot of pine trees around its really nice... After the hike dont forget to drive in park road and stop at all the scenic lookout points you will love itt.... Opps I forgot to mention that the middle falls has a rainbow... :), I would love to go back in fall..!!

This is by far one of the best state parks I've been to. A true gem in the state of New York. Plenty of trails and scenic views that take your breath away. If you are looking for a fun getaway this is the place to be.

Awesome day hike! Very well defined trail.

Too many people for my liking, more easy than moderate I’d say, not the best views for the majority of the hike and not well marked at the entrance near the visitor’s center. I do suggest walking down to the footbridge though.

Part of this is closed, between middle and upper falls, FYI.

there is not camping on this trail. All Trails is such a piece of shit sometimes

The trails to the upper falls and middle falls are blocked/closed due to construction. Very pretty view but wasn’t able to do any hiking.

Excellent hike, climbing the falls and following the stream was great and a great workout, but it was well worth the sight!

Took Gorge trail. Broke a sweat more than anticipated. Good scenic trail to include the waterfalls. Great trail to do with friends!

2 months ago

This place is filled with a lot of wonderful varieties of nature in such a small area. Large schools of catfish, snapping turtles, heron, water snakes, and carnivorous pitcher plants. Just please don’t be a turd and leave your garbage behind.

It is definitely not just a walk and deserves its rank as moderate. Today both ends were blocked for construction so you can't access the south side of the trail but it ended up being a 5.26 mile hike. The impressive views never disappoint.

See the Upper and Middle Falls by parking close and walking to them like everyone else is going to do...it’s a stretch to call it a hike. For actual hiking away from the crowds, user the lower falls as your trailhead.

I really enjoyed this park. Great Waterfalls and canyons. It does have some light hiking trails but its mostly walking on paved or gravel.

Great falls, got here late Saturday on Memorial Day weekend was able to get to the falls. Amazing sights will be back to do more trails around the park.

Very neat park to do some exploring around the several building size rock formations. Picnic area is available.

hiking
2 months ago

Note to travelers who are coming to this trailhead from the north. I highly recommend taking 219 into Bradford Pa. and turn right onto Interstate Parkway. It does appear to take longer to get to the trailhead from the AllTrails app instructions provided us to take (seasonal road) Limestone Rd to Ridge Run to Allegheny State Park Rte 2 to Allegheny State Park Rte 3. However, these roads are extremely rough for regular vehicles (car) and even with going at a snails pace, bottomed out once or twice. Risking car damage and very slow speed it not worth gaining a few minutes. The trail was an easy hike and well marked.

very nice trail, secluded and a few changes of terrain I would rate this trail as moderate to difficult. seems a lot longer than 9 miles. give yourself time to explore the rocks and hike back out.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was quite wet in spots today but very passable. Wear hiking boots and it will be fine. Saw a few wild flowers and heard some birds...pleasant trail.

The views into the valley is why this was the most beautiful trail I've been on. It is truly breathtaking.

Nice area, with amazing rock formations! Could spend hours exploring the tight rock crevices. Does have admission fee, but well worth it. Friendly proprietors....visited on Mother’s Day and mothers were admitted free. As a side note: Bathrooms are clean and unique.

Great trail! Beautiful views, fun section hike.

Awesome place!

As advertised, very easy, but an unbelievably scenic stroll. Some dirt trials so wear boots if raining

I've visited this park twice and it never disappoints. This is a must in the fall!

Great trail, fantastic views

hiking
9 months ago

i would not call this an easy trail if you want to see all the falls. There are several layers of them leading up to a high manmade dam. the rocks on the side of the river to climb up are wet and slippery. It is not a trail for small children. You can see the first waterfall with a short simple walk but it gets more difficult if you keep going. Is there a trail on the left? I only walked on the right side of the river where the parking area was.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Beautiful park! I plan on going back when the upper falls construction is completed. The overlooks are gorgeous!

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