Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. Campers and day-visitors can enjoy the Olympic-size pool, scheduled summer tours through the gorge, tent and trailer campsites, picnic facilities and excellent fishing in nearby Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek, which is renowned for its annual spring run of rainbow trout

You just have to hike this trail! Just do it!
We hike north to south, all downhill.
This is one of those hikes that words cannot properly describe.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful - amazing to see the gorge and how the water has carved it. It became crowded and a person actually started to push me at one point of congestion.

A beautiful area but we prefer more natural hikes. This has a lot of concrete pathways and it was very crowded with tour busses. The gorge was definitely a unique setting and were glad we saw it.

Beautiful. A bit of a climb, but v doable and absolutely worth it.

This was one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. Walked up the gorge trail and all of its stairs with a lot of other site seers and then back the Indian Trail which was so quiet and peaceful.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful trail with ample accessibility provided by stairs, handrails and bridges. Not a secluded hike by a long shot, but amazing scenery. Parking can get a little crowded, so if you're okay with a longer hike to beat some traffic, try approaching Watkins Glen from the Figerlakes Trail.

hiking
16 days ago