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Letchworth State Park, sometimes called the "Grand Canyon of the East" features over 600 miles of trails for hikers, horseback riders, snow sports lovers, and bikers. The Genesee River powerfully flows through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs as high as 600 feet.

absolutely terrible for hiking, its essentially a children's park...

It is definitely not just a walk and deserves its rank as moderate. Today both ends were blocked for construction so you can't access the south side of the trail but it ended up being a 5.26 mile hike. The impressive views never disappoint.

See the Upper and Middle Falls by parking close and walking to them like everyone else is going to do...it’s a stretch to call it a hike. For actual hiking away from the crowds, user the lower falls as your trailhead.

I really enjoyed this park. Great Waterfalls and canyons. It does have some light hiking trails but its mostly walking on paved or gravel.

Great falls, got here late Saturday on Memorial Day weekend was able to get to the falls. Amazing sights will be back to do more trails around the park.

We attempted to hike #2 trail but found it was closed at the railroad tunnel. Went to the #2A and #3 trail and hiked about 5 miles. The trail loops around a pond/swamp and the deerflies and mosquitoes were quite aggressive and hungry. Overall, the trails are fairly easy to hike and well marked.

The views into the valley is why this was the most beautiful trail I've been on. It is truly breathtaking.

Great trail! Beautiful views, fun section hike.

Awesome place!

Loved it! Went hiking today after a snow storm so the trail was covered with snow and somewhat slippery. I was frustrated that I couldnt finish the trail due to the weather condition and construction so Im definitely going back during the fall!

As advertised, very easy, but an unbelievably scenic stroll. Some dirt trials so wear boots if raining

I've visited this park twice and it never disappoints. This is a must in the fall!

Great trail, fantastic views

7 months ago

if your looking for a nice day trip this is the one. me and a group camped in the camp ground drop a car at the top by upper falls then drove back and started at the bottom. we walked through the day stopped for lunch took a good amount of time. some other good views are trail 18 off the camp ground, allows for more adventurous hikers to go off the path

Beautiful Park! The dam was dry due to low water flow but the waterfalls were flowing nicely.

7 months ago

Beautiful area with lots of different trail options.

scenic driving
7 months ago

Beautiful park! I plan on going back when the upper falls construction is completed. The overlooks are gorgeous!

Part of the trail was closed for construction, there are a lot of people on the trail and it is very close to the road in places. The waterfall views were great but I typically like less popular hikes.

8 months ago

This is the #6 Trail - Portage Trail at Letchworth State Park. Heading out from the trailhead, the trail is mostly downhill towards the river, so obviously, the return trip is mostly uphill. The trail is somewhat muddy at 2 different spots, one muddy spot was by the footbridge at the bottom, so appropriate footwear is necessary. The trail may be difficult for smaller dogs. There are some overlooks into the canyon during the upper part of the trail, and the views from which and from the footbridge make this a very good trail.

The views were terrific. We walked on the west side of the loop but the trail was closed for construction when you headed toward the south end. As many others have said here, more of a walk than a hike.

Amazing views... basically all alone on the trail. Lots of wildlife.

Breathtaking views of the gorge and waterfall. The trails weren't well marked and I ended up circling a bit before getting back to my car. I would definitely go back.

Nice walk, was unable to do the full trail. the southern portion (upper falls) was closed due to construction and the northern part crossing the gorge was also closed. was unfortunate and ruined half the hike for us.
This was not hiking on the west side in my eyes. I think the eastern part seemed more adventurous but oh well.
gorgeous views, definitely worth seeing.

Agree with others who have said that this walk is a must during the fall. The colors are bright and crisp with cool mist coming from the falls. Additionally, Columbus Day Weekend there is an annual craft fair that is located within the park. This is not really a hiking trail but rather a well maintained, groomed walking trail along the gorge. Have done about 6 miles every year. It is a little tricky with the southern entrance to the park being closed, but you can still get good views to all the falls with excellent photo ops.

This trail is a must during the Fall. It is absolutely gorgeous during peak season of Fall foliage, but will be swamped with tons of tourists. Everything is accessible and there's no shortage of beautiful photo opportunities - lots of small waterfalls, free flowing water, small animals, and beautiful scenery.

We did part of its trail! It is amazing.

10 months ago

There are so many trails with different skill levels offered at this park. I recommend getting a trail map and plan your hikes. You will discover each trails has lots to offer in the views and difficulty. The falls trails can get quite crowded but worth the dealing with it. I don't recommend dining at Glenn Iris Inn.

10 months ago

An amazing place to visit and hike. We hiked many parts of the main trail and the views are spectacular of the canyon and the numerous waterfalls in the park.
Drive to the stops and hike the back trails, you will find some real gems on these hikes. The best falls are the mid falls.

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