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Gorge and South Rim Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moravia, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 413 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

Snow

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The Gorge Trail is closed for the season due to damage

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Reviews (89)
Photos (129)
Recordings (76)
Completed (241)
Amanda S
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Hiking

We took the south rim all the way to the dam and got on the north trail and took that back. Now, if you look at the maps that the park publishes online it has a symbol for a dam but then doesn’t put the dam Symbol on the map at all. So where is the dam u ask... it’s all the way at the end of the road- the cul-de-sack. Then you walk over the dam and take the north rim trail back. From the north rim, you can see the 3 waterfalls. You don’t see squat on the south rim. The gorge trail is closed. Some reviews said that or was closed only between bridges 7 and 8. That’s not the case. You can’t get on the gorge trail at all.

Kelly Reitz
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Hiking

Gorge Trail is closed for 2020 season. We took the south rim trail out and back. Not much to see on this trail and we couldn't loop to the north rim trail. Swimming open for people, but not for dogs. Save your $7 if you're looking for a place to hike and swim with your pup!

Jennifer Sauter
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HikingClosedMuddyRocky

Some areas were closed and the water was low in a lot of areas. Worth the trip and a great workout!

aleesha williams
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HikingClosed

The gorge trail was closed. But we took the south rim all the way to the dam, got on the North Rim and was able to see 3 waterfalls. 10/10

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D R
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Hiking

Great trail for pups !

tamera dilmore
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Hiking

We tried to take the south rim to the gorge trail, but it was closed.

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b l
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closed in areas. but gorgeous. not easy

Hannah Wilson
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HikingClosedSnow
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Catherine Vezzose
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Hiking

Much higher of an incline than I anticipated. rained on and off so muddy in areas and slippery. Gorge trail was closed so you couldn't see the waterfalls very good but it wasn't a terrible experience.

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Freddy Fivefinger
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great trail. Good times .

Mark Aldridge
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Hiking

Very beautiful trail (Gorge Trail) that winds up the gorge to a small damn. The last part of the trail past Bridge 7 is the exceptional part of the trail, while the part before that is a good hike along the creek. When the water is up, this must be a phenomenal place. The Cow Shed at the beginning of the trail head in the park is beautiful as well. Great waterfall with an impressive overhang that makes for a spectacular picture. Took the South Rim trail back, hiked 3.44 miles in total. Stopped for lunch at Pinnacle Lookout...go around the stone wall to sit on the pinnacle it’s self, and you can hear the falls all around you as you enjoy lunch. Nothing strenuous, family friendly, and lots to see. Great hike!

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Jennifer Frasier
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HikingBridge out

Beautiful hike with several waterfalls.

Fran Bialy
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Hiking

lower, gorge trail had a section closed, so we went on the north rim trail and didn't get very good views of the water. trail is well maintained.

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Lisa Mayers
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Hiking

We couldn’t complete the loop because they were working on a bridge, despite that we had a great hike, beautiful trail.

Megan Kopley
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HikingBridge outMuddy

Despite having to stop at bridge 7 beautiful hike. I would rate it as a Easy.

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Kara K
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Hiking

Water seems low but still a BEAUTIFUL hike. Love love love ❤️

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Kara K
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Hiking

This hike is absolutely gorgeous!!! Soooo peaceful and beautiful. Similar to Buttermilk Falls. The trail beyond the 7th bridge is closed but it’s still a really great hike till that 7th bridge. I highly recommend!!!

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Dan Justice
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Walking

Nice hike, sadly couldn't see a lot of the stream from the rim trail and part of the trail between bridges 7 and 8 is currently closed.

Tara Lynn
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Love this trail! The south rim/gorge trail connection was closed when we did it so we did the north and south rim. It was raining and we had 2 dogs. Can get slippery, but a great hike!

Wendy Kuceyeski
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Hiking

Steep but good climb on the rims.

William Hughes
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Hiking

Hiked up the gorge trail and came down the south rim trail.

Eli Buckley
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Both south rim and north trail are very steep. make sure your on your game. great hike though!

Carla B.
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Beautiful, fairly easy walk on a beautiful summer day. The Cowshed falls are amazing.

John Burns
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John Burns
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