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Extremely easy, flat trail. Not very long and all open trail. Perfect with kids and dogs. Beautiful falls at the end.

Warm January day helped dry the one open trail. Good afternoon walk.

beautiful when there has been a lot of rain

Did this loop with my dog on Christmas Eve day. It was beautiful and safe and fun. One side is closed for the winter, but the east side remains open and easy to navigate.

easy trail. pretty scenery

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1 month ago

Spectacular waterfall really tall and some tall gorges surrounding the pool of water below. Love this hike

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1 month ago

Waterfalls after waterfalls!! Beautiful trail for hiking and trail running. Very slushy at some places and slippery at others during this time of the year. Gorge trail was closed due to the snow and ice but the rim trail portion of the loop is open and accessible.

2 months ago

So many beautiful waterfalls and rock formations! One of the most unique places.

Very nice/easy flat hike. Beautiful waterfall. Very tall. One of the prettiest.

Spectacular waterfalls.

Waterfall after waterfall after waterfall! The gorge trail delivers endless beauty. Our dog loved it too. Took the rim trail back which gave great sunset light through the trees. Overall great walk in in the park lots of majesty for minimal to moderate effort.

A nice easy walk with a spectacular view of Taughannock Falls. Lots of people coming & going but never too crowded to get nice photos. The gorge is as spectacular as the actual falls.

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3 months ago

Stunningly beautiful scenery. One of the best hikes ever! Be careful on the Indian Trail down. Several splits on the trail.

3 months ago

Fantastic

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3 months ago

A charming and leisurely hike. There are a few sets of somewhat steep stairs, but the climbs are brief. Beautiful waterfalls throughout. A small picnic area at the top before you head back down makes for a great break for kids.

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3 months ago

the falls are beautiful in the fall. beautiful hike around the waterfalls but be ready to climb 800+ stairs. waterproof shoes are a must.

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3 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. you can get close enough to feel the most off the falls.

This was a beautiful, unique trail. The combination of man made structures and natural gorge were impressive to say the least. It felt like walking through a canyon built in biblical times on. The gorge trail and the rim trail had the most beautiful and literally breathtaking stair cases. I ran the 4.7 miles starting from the cabins and found that route excellent since the gorge trail was much more scenic and less challenging so it was a good way to cool down and end the run. Careful with the slippery stairs and maybe try doing this hike at the end of the day while the sun is just setting and rays of light drift through the lightly wooded forest and highlight the falls.

Hiked gorge to top and then took rim trail down- amazing falls on gorge trail A rim was quiet forest and so peaceful- lots of steps especially on gorge trail

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3 months ago

Completed this hike on Sunday 9/23/2018. It was VERY crowded, but so worth the 4 hour drive.

Stunning beauty at every turn. Wonderfully kept trail.

The park is free, however, parking is $8. There is a gift shop, visitor center and clean restrooms.
We arrived just after noon and had no issue finding parking. The trail begins with good signage - literally follow the sidewalks and hordes of people.

The waterfalls are lovely and lots of steps. I'd call this trail Easy not Moderate.

3 months ago

dogs are not allowed on this trail which is a total bummer but it's for good reason.

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3 months ago

Started at the bottom and went up the south rim. Steps weren’t bad at all! Beautiful views, well marked trail. Overall a fun hike!

FYI currently closed due to flooding and washouts. Will they again next time.

Great trail! I wouldn’t classify it as moderate closer to upper easy than moderate. However it was very beautiful the entire time! We started with the Rim Trail which merged into the Bear TrIl, then loops around the Lake and got back into the Gorge Trail. Took about 1 hour and 35 minutes or so. We had our dogs with us a long the way. There weren’t too many opportunities to let them off leash because of the occasional drops from the river or service roads but they still enjoyed their time.

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3 months ago

Second time walking this trail, got there really early in the morning on a Monday and it was dead empty, great for photos. Last time I went was closer to 10am on a weekend day and was pretty busy.

Its not much of a hike but the glen is nice!! Its not crowded and a nice swimming hole!! Water was super cold but I enjoyed my time

4 months ago

Really loved this hike. Lots of stairs at some points but just challenging enough to make it not feel like “a walk in the park”. Tons of places to stop and put your feet in the water, beautiful waterfalls and the best part was at the end of the hike you end up at a swimming area and we swam up to the waterfall. Water was cold but totally worth it! Definitely bring your bathing suits. Very cool experience.

4 months ago

it was a rainy day but the falls were so awesome..loved it

4 months ago

Absolutely Beautiful! A must go! The hike is rated correctly as moderate - mainly because of the amount of steps.

Great and Easy hike! Beautiful waterfall :)

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