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Treacherous in the winner. Ice all over the trail and very difficult to avoid. Spikes on your shoes are a must!
waterfall is beautiful frozen.

7 days ago

Flat, good for time trial, speed, warm-ups.

Great quick hike beautiful waterfall. There was a dusting of snow there today

Beautiful, slippery

on Tannery Falls Trail

hiking
9 days ago

Both roads to this trail are either closed or not maintained in the winter(Dec-May). Beware. I plan to go back in the spring time when the road looks better.

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

Nice easy trail. Well kept area. You must pay for parking.

Beautiful from start to finish! My favorite quick hike in the area.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful scenery, great for the little ones. We chose to complete this trail while picking up trash on Earth Day 2018.

A simple hike to a pretty place. I brought my parrot there for great pictures!

I adore this trail. We've done it many times. We usually hike in with sandwiches and eat at the base of the falls.

stunning, well maintained hike! micro-spikes and poles are a must in winter

12.30.18. This is a drop dead gorgeous trail, with the spectacular falls providing plenty of incentive to do it. The rating for this hike is Easy, but I beg to differ. With an elevation gain of over 1000 feet in about 1.5 miles, and four stream crossings, at least one of which is scramble-worthy, this has to be at least Moderate. If you're feeling wobbly, it might be best to get up to the falls and then turn back, rather than attempt to cross the stream by the falls as it's something of a challenge, especially in winter. If you do this, make sure you have decent, waterproof boots! But altogether, a wonderful out and back hike of 3.1 miles, which took us 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete.

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.

23 days ago

Nice for a short hike!

Excellent hike! Plenty of parking in the lot off Chestnut Ridge Rd. , however it is not plowed in the winter (as it is just loose stone.) You would be advised to park and enter the trial off Seufert Rd.) This trial is very well marked! It’s also Great for dogs!

This is a great short hike, with a beautiful waterfall and plenty of places to just sit and enjoy the view. Best done during the summer when you have the option of getting in the water. Very easy to follow, impossible to get lost. There are stairs that lead up to the waterfall and are borderline dangerous because they get wet.

The trail has become busier throughout the years, which is a big con for me. Hard to enjoy the view at times.

Great trail and great views of the waterfalls. In winter, unfortunately, it is almost impossible to climb the stairs as it is completely covered with icy snow.

hiking
1 month ago

Poorly marked. But it tired the puppy out. So that’s a plus

backpacking
1 month ago

Such an incredible place to visit! We went during the snow season - incredible views, very icy.
Breathtaking place to see from each viewpoint.

Dont go down the icy steps - unless u have spikes ;)

(also camping was great up near North South Campsite)

Easy trail until you get to the 190 steps down to the bottom of the waterfalls. The view is great! Remember you have to go back up the 190 steps. Well worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty! Went after a snow and the latter sections with stairs got very icey and slippery, so make sure you wear good boots with grip in the winter.

Amazing views on this trail! Be sure to check when it’s closed off if you’re traveling during the winter months!

Great Hike!!! Amazing views, highly recommend. 3.5 miles or so if you hike to the top.

hiking
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.

I didn't hike. It is closed for the season. like chained off. You would have to break in to hike.

Great trail! Would love to do it again in warmer weather. We went on a snowy day in November. There is a fun rock scramble during blue. Very wet on the lower levels of the trail. Great day!

walking
2 months ago

This place is incredible in terms of visual aesthetic. It is so beautiful. The Falls itself had me in awe of the power it generated. My dog had the best time exploring all of the new scents and sights. I'd just suggest being careful on the steps, as they get slippery.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick getaway for NYC resident. We completed the trail in approximately 4.5 hours (with a 30 minute detour off the white trail and a 20 minute meal break at the top of the blue trail) with two fit adults and a 45lb beagle dog. Trail markings at times missing, which, thankful for the free Alltrails app with prior free download of the trails.

Some dos and dont's:
Go counter-clockwise, as recommended by many on this page (white - blue - orange - red - yellow). Yellow trail is along the water and brings you back to the parking lot, but minimal trail markings to find the merger from the red trail. To find the orange from the blue - take the left fork when descending from the highest point of blue. Especially if bringing a dog go counter-clockwise because of the rock scramble on the blue trail. 80 degree angle at points.

Wear waterproof boots is a must - no tennis shoes.

We arrived at 10am and there were only 3 parking spots remaining (in both the visitor center and the dirt lot across the road), however, cars were parked adjacent to the center on the main road by the time we left.

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