Explore the most popular birding trails in Letchworth State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great for a couple hour stroll. Plenty of places to stop and look over the gorge. Well maintained trails. An easy hike.

Did part of this with a loop toward the gorge to include the big bend and looped back. The main trail is an old road-- very flat for the part that I walked. It's an easy, if unremarkable, walk. No views at any point-- I went off the trail several times to see if there were any views when I could hear water but everything was obscured.

The gorge and 3 waterfalls are spectacular features of this trail. The trail however is often too close to the main park road and not well marked especially in those spots where you need guidance.

very rough. expect a lot of ups and downs. moderate is putting it lightly. great trail though.

I have really enjoyed the hike... Upper and middle falls are really close and its not much of a hike, the walk to lower falls is nice the canyon gets deeper and lot of pine trees around its really nice... After the hike dont forget to drive in park road and stop at all the scenic lookout points you will love itt.... Opps I forgot to mention that the middle falls has a rainbow... :), I would love to go back in fall..!!

This is by far one of the best state parks I've been to. A true gem in the state of New York. Plenty of trails and scenic views that take your breath away. If you are looking for a fun getaway this is the place to be.

FYI the Portageville entrance is closed.

Too many people for my liking, more easy than moderate I’d say, not the best views for the majority of the hike and not well marked at the entrance near the visitor’s center. I do suggest walking down to the footbridge though.

hiking
2 months ago

A good portion of this trail you are following a gravel road to get from one trail to the other. To avoid this, follow the blue markers until you see yellow markers to your right. Follow these until you get to the overlook at the river (Have to travel a little off path). This was the best portion of the trail, so at this point I would just turn around and go back. Overall, a nice place to see a different side of Letchworth away from the crowds.

Falls are amazing and worth the stop. I recommend a picnic lunch in one of the quiet parks then hit a few of the walks. The cons of this state park are it's super crowded and some trails are beat up and could use maintenance. Besides some of the longer walks it's really more for kids and tourists.

there is not camping on this trail. All Trails is such a piece of shit sometimes

The trails to the upper falls and middle falls are blocked/closed due to construction. Very pretty view but wasn’t able to do any hiking.

3 months ago

Great trail to include views of the falls. Went out for the day with a group of friends. Bring water in summer! Would recommend.

Took Gorge trail. Broke a sweat more than anticipated. Good scenic trail to include the waterfalls. Great trail to do with friends!

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.

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

hiking
11 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

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful area with lots of different trail options.

scenic driving
11 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.

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