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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.

2 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

walking
8 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
8 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
8 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.

hiking
8 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!

8 months ago

Dont do it

8 months ago

Very pretty

One of my favorite places to hike. Even in the rain on 9/3 it was still a lot of fun. After we made it up to the wall we climbed up the right side and kept going for a bit and then backtracked down the gully to the top of the wall. We then took the trail down since we had never taken it before. It was a little slick in spots (as usual) but my boots served me well. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a little challenge and a lot of fun.

8 months ago

Awesome hike

Great trail for a 3hr hike. We hiked up the gully then down along the trail beside the gully. Beautiful waterfalls the entire way. There was just the right amount of treachery for me. The ropes were secure and easy to use. My daughter brought her Walkerhound who led the entire way. Thanks, Camo!!

It was quite fun most difficult part is getting by the last water fall once you go under it.

Best approach...cross the bridge and get into the creek at the second picnic table. Creek walk. So pretty here and such a prize at the end!

Great challenging hike! Lots of waterfalls to climb, some are definitely difficult to traverse but not impossible. We just took our time and looked for natural handles in nature. They are there if you look for them. Walking down is pretty difficult, we didn't walk all the way back down. We went to the farthest 50' waterfall (about 20 minutes past the bridge) and then we backtracked to the bridge and followed the trail back down. A girl we had been running into while hiking, went back down the whole gorge trail and took a pretty nasty spill going down the waterfall with the rope. If you choose that route be aware and go slow. It's extremely beautiful, worth the effort and a great workout! The best part is treating yourself to a delicious snack after you work up a behemoth appetite, we will definitely be back!!

on Clark Gully

hiking
9 months ago

waterfall after waterfall! So amazing be careful this is hard trail and you have to get creative with your steps up and down!

hiking
10 months ago

I visited Grime's Glen on a day after it had been raining for a week so the falls and the creek were full. Once you cross the bridge you think that you're in for an easy walk because it's so flat. About half way to the falls the trail starts climbing the side of a hill where, if muddy, it is very slippery. Eventually the trail leads to the side of the falls and is blocked by a few trees. Here is what I would recommend: Wear old sneakers. Cross the bridge and walk toward the falls then, when it starts going up hill, cross the creek to the opposite side where it remains flat all the way to the falls. To get the best photos you'll need to stand in the creek bed near the base of the falls.

10 months ago

Fun to hike through if you are prepared to get at least your feet wet and your boots muddy. Quite a few trees were down when I went. Probably the reason I got my shoes soaked. The falls were quite nice. A few picnic tables were along the way.

Very interesting trail. Can take the very steep hill to get some nice view of the gorge and mountains (roughly 20min hike to the viewpoint). I did not go to the end because that was already satisfying :)

I went into the river bed in the gorge for further exploration and this was lots of fun! I would recommend to take water shoes so you can go in the river bed and have more adherence in there!

Very challenging and rewarding hike. The water level was very manageable when we went on July 4th, 2017, but if heavy rain storms are imminent, I could see this getting very "flash floody". There were ropes in a few areas to help with the climbs, but be sure your footwear is up to the job. We went all the way to Angel Falls, then came back down to the footbridge and opted to take the rim trail the rest of the way back to the parking area. Awesome experience!

10 months ago

Great walk, so much fun with the kids and not to difficult. wear good shoes and be ready to get wet!

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked here with my wife and my son, who is home on leave. We did not hike the gorge but took the upper trail to the bridge. The climb was rough going at first but worth the scenery. I would like to go back and hike up the river bed. There are lots of off trails and most are not marked.

hiking
10 months ago

I didn't walk here from ADK like the track says... but it was a great hike. Challenging in spots because it is slippery - we blazed a path somewhere beyond the last waterfall. Be prepared to get wet!

A must do! So proud of my 7 year old daughter making this trek

11 months ago

nice views quite steep at certain points. this is one I would recommend not bringing walking sticks if you use them they just get in the way.

11 months ago

beautiful hike.
one quick point, be careful if hiking after heavy rains since it gets quite slippery and treacherous...not much to grab into at times but well worth it...
some signage or paint might help as well, since the ground gets washed out after heavy rains it's hard to see where the trail is at times.
beautiful regardless

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