Ausable Chasm is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Peru, New York that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length1.9 miElevation gain328 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyCampingHikingNature tripsRock climbingWalkingBird watchingViewsNo dogs
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There is a fee required to access these trails. As one of the earliest and oldest attractions in the USA, Ausable Chasm has developed a history filled with adventures, disasters, and many famous visitors. Since 1870, more than 10 million visitors have witnessed what mother nature has provided: a uniquely-carved, vertical-walled canyon made of 500 million year old rock.

Day rate for hiking starts at $18 for adults.

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Denise Quinto
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Anne Sammarco
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beautiful scenic view, a little slippery on rocks at times but everything fenced off

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B Boardman
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Fantastic trail with spectacular views going all the way down into the Chasm and around it as well.

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Lauren S
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WalkingFeeGreat!

This was a great Sunday afternoon walk with cool views and no crowds. We were primarily on the Yellow and Orange trails with a few stretches on the Green trail to move between. Our favorite parts were cutting through and Big and Little Dry Chasms.

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Kari-Melynn Little
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Shetal Maharaj
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saule t
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Keith Barnes
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John Fitzgerald
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The beautiful views made it worth the trip, but too developed. Instead of adding unobtrusive fall protections, there is ugly metal fencing and rails everywhere.

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Francene Occena
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Too expensive for what you get. Access to all trails should have been $10-12 max, not $30. All the trails are fairly easy and touristy.

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Adam Zadra
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Short hike good for families. Very picturesque. Many good spots for pics. Kinda overpriced and overrated difficulty even when adding the steps to climb. The basic price was increased by “covid surcharge” apparently to cover additional employees for cleaning. I’m not sure what there were supposed to

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Paul Vonrosk
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Beautiful views

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Meg Stephens
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Trails were clearly marked and moderate. We did the green, yellow, and orange trails in under 2 hours. The dry chasm trails were easy to navigate and less "groomed" than the others, but still easy and fairly underwhelming if one has ever hiked a gorge before. Otherwise, incredible views of the chasm, great trails, lots of overlooks and picnic spots. Easy!

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Francis Occena
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HikingFeeGreat!

Some fairly nice spots to take photos. And the dry chasm trails, though they sound difficult, are easily navigable. Got there early, so avoided most of the crowds. Apparently this place gets packed. There’s a fee, and reservations are recommended when the place fills up. Most adventure activities (tubing, etc.) are unavailable this season due to COVID-19.

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Joseph Fasula
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Very fun totally worth the trip

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Dory Stutman
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yeah

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Bisrat Bisrat
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What a breathtaking experience! Worth the $20+ entrance fee. I did the basic fee not realizing I needed to pay extra to take the red trail that goes down to the river. But yellow trail i took was amazing as well. I was there on a Tuesday and it was fairly busy.

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Roovein Bloom
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Priceless weekend with Matt. ausable was BEAUTIFUL. Laughs, chatter, bridges crossed, and oh yeah.. Rocks,,,lots of them. knee hurts, have a bad feeling bout this. Gotta Pete Rose this. As Matt would say, TRENCHES! Love that boy!

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jennifer worth
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Geoffrey Geoffrey T.
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Trisha G
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We took advantage of all the vistas and other viewing opportunities offered along the main trail - each was well worth the added effort. The chasm is beautiful, and the trails are well maintained and marked.

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M. S.
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Loved it!

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Olivia Kozody
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Nice hike, cool views, but not worth the cost per person for a self guided walk.

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Jonathan Adams
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Very cool — but expensive.

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Anahi Abreu
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Absolutely beautiful. Definitely worth the money. I was able to hike through the yellow, orange and green routes with breathtaking views. The red and blue routes cost more money.

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Tracey Sharkey Collins
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Awesome sights- pretty easy trails. Really want to go back on a day when the adventure trail and tubing is open. River walk is a must and the closed trail system makes the park easy to navigate. We hit all the trails- recommend big dry chasm! Front desk and trail leaders were awesome, excited, and informative. Not too expensive and worth it for the price.

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Mo Aldrich
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Ausable Chasm trail - 3 of the however many trails (not including the adventure walk at the very bottom, they charge extra for that). Easy to follow wide open trails. The dry chasm trail (Orange) is incredible too. Easy to do, but cooler temps would have been better (95 degrees F the day my family was there).

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Rich Pellosie
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Requires a reservation. Did not get to hike

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