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hiking
2 days ago

Very easy walk towards the waterfall. The hike around the rim is a nice walk but the views are not as great as expected. Some days the waterfall is underwhelming.

Trail let’s you hike out of the noise in the rest of the park. My dog loves going in and out of the creek!

Moderate physical difficulty, but the creek bed makes for a treacherous hike — lots of loose and wet rock, so make sure you are confident with your balance and footing before taking the creek bed trail. Impressive views of the rock faces really gave a unique hiking experience. Bring a change of socks for after the hike because your feet will get wet.

Back down, I took the trail on the right ridge of the gorge, which was a safer and faster option. Easy to follow and also provided excellent views of the gorge. Access it as you pass the bridge — you can see it on the map as the black dotted line on the northern side, paralleling the gorge. I enjoyed doing this ‘loop’ and would highly recommend doing both trails to get a change of scenery.

We liked this hike just fine. It does have several points where you are just walking along a road or through parking lots, which isn’t ideal when looking for a good nature experience. There’s lots of water features and a lot of fun places for kids. The biggest drawback is probably the number of other people on the same hike and in the same area.

Nice walk around the rim. Mostly flat and graveled trail. Pushed my son with his broken femur in wheelchair. A few little incline workouts with the wheelchair, but no problem overall.

It was very fun but very heavily trafficked.

hiking
7 days ago

Very easy. Lots of shade. A lot of people. Great hike after finishing the Rim Trails.

We recommend the South Trail, North Rim Trail then the Falls Trail as well. Lots of great views, hot today so we took a lot of water. Lots of areas to sit and rest. Watch the heat folks! There is a lot of shade.

Nice trail and well shaded. Perfect for a hot summer day.

A fun scenic short hike. Very hot today and was refreshing to wade in the water.

Each water fall is fantastic and there are multiple spots to take a dip. The stone work and stairs make it seem like some pathway to a castle out of a movie.

on Rim & Gorge Trail

10 days ago

beautiful scenic trails. started at lower rim trail ro upper rim trail. would not have seen Lucifer Falls had we not continued on upper trail. took the gorge trail back down. moderate for beginners, but not impossible.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful hike- just too populated and the trails are narrow. We completed the entire hike- all 5.6 miles, just out of preference, I would opt another trail purely for the sake of ease of manipulation of crowds.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail! We did the Rim Trail all the way up to the upper level. There's tons of spots for great pictures. Some people venture off the trails (Although, I'm not sure it's allowed per park signs) and waded/ sat in the rivers. We wore boots even though a lot of the trail was paved/gravel, an old pair of tennis shoes would be fine. There are some inclines if you go up the Rim Trail to the top, which can leave you winded. Traffic wasn't terrible either until you got to the actual falls, where people were taking pictures.
We were told by some couples to avoid taking the right at one of the splits, as there is no stairs and its just an uphill climb (more difficult). Once at the top we came back down at turned right at the bridge that has a gate on it. After crossing the bridge, it will take you down to the swimming hole where there is lifeguards and a diving board right in front of the falls. I wish we would have brought swimsuits for this. Definitely pack some river clothes, swimsuits if you have kids, its something they would definitely enjoy.

hiking
12 days ago

Great family friendly hike. Parking can be an issue so get there early. One last thing, people should really take there bags of dog poop with them. I really don’t think it’s the town responsibility to pick up after hikers dogs.

Great views of the gorge and very shaded for hot days.

Nice hike around the rim. It’s about 4 miles. Great views. The gorge trail is spectacular. Super easy. You can walk the entire length in the water. Great for kids. Can catch Minos and crayfish.

Best maintained trail i've been on in a while. A little touristy and as it got later in the day it got more crowded, but not too terrible. A really great day hike & I'd highly reccomend.

hiking
13 days ago

Loved this! Wore flip flops and was fine but I wish I had my keen water shoes that have straps. Walking in the water was the best part on this hot day. There is a “pool” at the second waterfall and it is worth wearing your bathing suit!

Beautiful hike but didn't make it all the way. The bugs became horrendous. We followed the creek up past the bridge then turned around and took trail from bridge back to parking lot. I would start earlier in the day when it's cooler.

hiking
16 days ago

The gorge trail was heavily trafficked today. It is a nice flat trail with the option of walking in the streambed, as long as the park patrol does not care. The reward at the end is a great view of the waterfall. It is more impressive from the view from the South Rim trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked the rim trails and the gorge trail on one of the hottest days of the year. Today, the rim trails were not very busy. I recommended starting with the South Rim, then the North Rim and end with the Gorge trail.

walking
16 days ago

The hardest part about getting to this trail is finding parking. We found plenty of parking on Farm Street and walked about 5 minuets to get to the starting point. Beautiful falls with lots of photography opportunities. A shout out to the person who was patrolling the streambed to gently encourage law breakers to get out of the water as several people where attempting to get into the water regardless of all the 'no swimming' signage. Was neat to see all the college kids streaming along the trail and taking advantage of this part of Cornell University.

hiking
17 days ago

My go-to hike when visiting Canandaigua. Brings me back to my roots.

My favorite hike in the Finger Lakes. Plenty challenging with great views.

hiking
18 days ago

This trail was amazing: physically is was just challenging enough to break a sweat and get a good work out, aesthetically it was beautiful, it is well marked and maintained, and you can go swimming if you want to take a break. I would definitely do this again and I probably will. It was short enough that a round trip took just over two hours at a moderate pace with two people total (one experienced hiker, one beginner).

Nice hike just did a short loop. Nice water flow today very enjoyable

walking
19 days ago

Well maintained, easy to follow trail with little to no elevation. We parked at the Hopeton Rd. parking lot and waked with our dogs about 2.5 miles down to see the two waterfalls and then turned around. It was a rainy day so we had the trail pretty much to ourselves. Despite the rain he trail held up very well. Would definitely recommend and do again. Also, the Facebook page admin was VERY responsive to messages and answered all my questions before we set out.

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