Goat Island Scenic Walk

EASY 22 reviews

Goat Island Scenic Walk is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Niagara Falls, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

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walking
3 hours ago

Heavily trafficked - no brainer. Lots of views of the island, falls, and tourists. Recommend doing the cave of winds tour. Totally worth the money to get soaked by one of the wonders of the world.

19 days ago

Good views of Falls and rapids

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and beautiful views!

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road biking
10 months ago

Beautiful location and scenery. Rented a bike near the visitor center & had a nice ride. You can get right up to the top of the falls. Rated only 4☆ because a lot of the island is under construction with detours.

10 months ago

walking
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

walking
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Way too crowded to be enjoyable. But I suppose that is to be expected.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

trail running
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Pretty flat some rolling hills. There's always a lot of people checking out the Falls.

walking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Simply Beautiful and Amazing scenery, very Good for kids and Family. Good walk on a Beautiful Summer day.. :)

hiking
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Worth the trip! Nice hike, pleasant went by much faster that we realized. The views are spectacular. Definitely want to go again. Very kid friendly.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The views are great! Make sure you don't miss Luna Island for a view of the American Falls and Bridal Falls. Three Sister's Island has great views of the rapids. From the Horseshoe Falls view at Terrapin Point, head up the hill and to the right to get some great pictures of the falls without people in them. At the top of the right hand of the hill you will also find the new Nik Wallenda tribute which has a piece of the cable he used to walk across the Falls. This is currently not on any of the maps. One warning if you are hiking with kids, there are no walking paths across the middle of the island, only along the island perimeter. Since cars are allowed on the island, this can make walking a safety challenge!

walking
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Goat Island is between the American and Horseshoe Falls, and a great place to enjoy the Niagara Falls.

walking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

My first time, but it will not be the last. The walking trail was not very busy once you got away from the falls. It is awesome to stand next to the falls and pleasant to walk around the island.