Gorge Trail and Indian Trail Loop

MODERATE 308 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.

6 minutes ago

Very scenic an beautiful!

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7 days ago

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.

hiking
9 days ago

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

11 days ago

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.

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19 days ago

Beautiful but heavy traffic. Hard to enjoy scenery when people are bumping into you.

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22 days ago

Easily one of the most scenic trails in upstate NY. The hike on the Gorge trail was beautiful. The kids found the passageways under the falls to be exciting and enjoyed all the water on the trail.

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