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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.

11 days ago

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

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14 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.

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19 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.

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23 days ago

Great gully, the stream down below was really fun to explore:D

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25 days ago

Short hike with amazing views. Your feet will get wet. There are a few trees down that make it a little more challenging to get to the 2nd waterfall but not impossible.

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29 days ago

I t is extremely difficult to find a stay on a land trail. The route is not hard, just hard to find, as there is minimal maintenance there. If you want to hike in the water it was easier.

Probably my favorite trail in the western New York area. It's a good challenge, fun, and beautiful. It took two tries to get through the whole trail, but well worth it.

Great hike

Awesome hike and very rewarding. If you follow the gully the whole way it can be tricky at points, especially on the way down. 5/5 recommend, I can’t wait to hike it again.

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1 month ago

Great hike, saw a 4" Polyphemus moth which blended well with the leaves. There was also a peaceful pond with harmonious frogs that had a bench dedicated to the Finger Lakes Founder.

Fantastic. Water was really flowing after the rain. Keep going after the roped falls (where you climb behind the waterfall) and there is one final waterfall about another 300m further along. Count on having to walk in the river though (early June).

Not really a loop, but great hike.

1 month ago

Very challenging. The trail to get to the falls was washed away (a lot of rain had happened when I went week before last) so I had walked along the river, there is a HUGE dam of trees currently before the second falls, climbed over thinking the water would be just as shallow on the other side and ended up in chest deep water. The second falls were beautiful though.

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1 month ago

This was a lovely hike. Be prepared to get wet to get the rewards and views. The maintained trail brings you along the creek. To get to the two spectacular waterfalls you must cross the creek and go off trail. The first large waterfall is pretty easy to get to. To get to the second large falls you must be adventurous. You will get wet, muddy and need to climb over fallen trees. There were great little flowers in bloom (5/27) and a nice water flow. It got crowded as time went on. Great that people were out in nature, bad if you wanted peace and photos.

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1 month ago

Simply amazing.

Your best views will be when leaves are off the trees. I walked in April, when the views of Canandaigua Lake, The West River and the hills beyond were at their best. This trail is not used much, so it is not packed down. There is a lot of oak leaf fall. A hiker can make the walk out and back, which makes the loop less strenuous. The upper part of the loop has some steep ascents and a steep descent. Parking is sparse and the parking is just off a very steep road.

4 months ago

it was a very fun hike. the trail was a bit hard to follow due to the time of year. I don't think many people have hiked it recently. the view was amazing, yet I'm not sure how much you would be able to see in the summer.

Beautiful hike. Empty in November. Icy but worth it for the experienced hiker.

My goal was to see all 6 falls, and we did. Two of us ventured up one of the falls using the ropes that were there, pretty sturdy. Non slip foot wear is essential. November isn't ideal for this hike as the leaves were slippery. Best part is going behind the falls. Not a hike for inexperienced people IMO.

Long and Peaceful Walk, couple steeper sections, but overall a great way to spend an afternoon, even after a day of rain the trail was only a little wet in a handful of sections, will certainly go back

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9 months ago

Love this place! It can be hard to do without getting your feet wet but can be done. Summer time afternoons tend to get packed fast here!

walking
9 months ago

Love this place! It can be hard to do without getting your feet wet but can be done. Summer time afternoons tend to get packed fast here!

walking
9 months ago

Love this place! It can be hard to do without getting your feet wet but can be done. Summer time afternoons tend to get packed fast here!

I'm partial to out west, but this was as close to climbing as I think I could get. Fun hike. You can stay mostly dry if it hasn't rained for a while. Take the fork to the RIGHT and keep climbing till you get to the wall. If you climb the wall, the right side seems safest, it is slick, so be careful and don't be afraid to get wet. After you reach the top climb up to the right, there are plenty of tree roots to help. This will put you back at the orange trail markers which eventually lead to blue and back to trailhead. The bugs were annoying, so bug spray might be necessary.

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10 months ago

Nice, quick in & out walk(1.1 mile).Busier than some of the other local hiking spots. Better to walk the creek bed, shoes will get wet anyways. Also, ropes at both falls. Access to rim trail from there(nothing of interest). The hike is the creek bed!

10 months ago

Dont do it

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