Gorge Trail and Indian Trail Loop

MODERATE 327 reviews
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Gorge Trail and Indian Trail Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Watkins Glen, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and fishing and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

muddy

snow

no dogs

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.

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Lot of people. Lovely trail but v busy

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First, it's a beautiful natural wonder that is awe inspiring. Be warned, it's very crowded and a lot of people on the trail are incredibly inconsiderate and rude. Try ignoring them and enjoy the beauty (it's well worth it).

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29 days ago

The most beautiful and jaw dropping Gorge I've ever seen. This is a must see hike! My only gripe is the crowds. This should be described as extremely crowded. People stop in the middle of the trail instead of pulling over and can be frustrating. I would definitely not let that deter you from doing this hike though. The Gorge is spectacular!

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This is a special place to hike. The lower falls trail is so perfectly intertwined with nature. Two of my kids did the hike with me and loved it. Check out my full write up which includes directions and other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/watkinsglen