Grimes Glen

MODERATE 59 reviews

Grimes Glen is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Naples, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

16 minutes ago

Great hike

16 days ago

Very challenging. The trail to get to the falls was washed away (a lot of rain had happened when I went week before last) so I had walked along the river, there is a HUGE dam of trees currently before the second falls, climbed over thinking the water would be just as shallow on the other side and ended up in chest deep water. The second falls were beautiful though.

hiking
20 days ago

This was a lovely hike. Be prepared to get wet to get the rewards and views. The maintained trail brings you along the creek. To get to the two spectacular waterfalls you must cross the creek and go off trail. The first large waterfall is pretty easy to get to. To get to the second large falls you must be adventurous. You will get wet, muddy and need to climb over fallen trees. There were great little flowers in bloom (5/27) and a nice water flow. It got crowded as time went on. Great that people were out in nature, bad if you wanted peace and photos.

hiking
21 days ago

Simply amazing.

walking
8 months ago

Love this place! It can be hard to do without getting your feet wet but can be done. Summer time afternoons tend to get packed fast here!

walking
8 months ago

Love this place! It can be hard to do without getting your feet wet but can be done. Summer time afternoons tend to get packed fast here!

walking
8 months ago

Love this place! It can be hard to do without getting your feet wet but can be done. Summer time afternoons tend to get packed fast here!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice, quick in & out walk(1.1 mile).Busier than some of the other local hiking spots. Better to walk the creek bed, shoes will get wet anyways. Also, ropes at both falls. Access to rim trail from there(nothing of interest). The hike is the creek bed!

9 months ago

Very pretty

9 months ago

Awesome hike

10 months ago

Best approach...cross the bridge and get into the creek at the second picnic table. Creek walk. So pretty here and such a prize at the end!

hiking
10 months ago

I visited Grime's Glen on a day after it had been raining for a week so the falls and the creek were full. Once you cross the bridge you think that you're in for an easy walk because it's so flat. About half way to the falls the trail starts climbing the side of a hill where, if muddy, it is very slippery. Eventually the trail leads to the side of the falls and is blocked by a few trees. Here is what I would recommend: Wear old sneakers. Cross the bridge and walk toward the falls then, when it starts going up hill, cross the creek to the opposite side where it remains flat all the way to the falls. To get the best photos you'll need to stand in the creek bed near the base of the falls.

10 months ago

Fun to hike through if you are prepared to get at least your feet wet and your boots muddy. Quite a few trees were down when I went. Probably the reason I got my shoes soaked. The falls were quite nice. A few picnic tables were along the way.

11 months ago

Great walk, so much fun with the kids and not to difficult. wear good shoes and be ready to get wet!

hiking
11 months ago

I didn't walk here from ADK like the track says... but it was a great hike. Challenging in spots because it is slippery - we blazed a path somewhere beyond the last waterfall. Be prepared to get wet!

11 months ago

beautiful hike.
one quick point, be careful if hiking after heavy rains since it gets quite slippery and treacherous...not much to grab into at times but well worth it...
some signage or paint might help as well, since the ground gets washed out after heavy rains it's hard to see where the trail is at times.
beautiful regardless

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful short hike along the creek. Suggest sturdy shows you can get wet, so you can just walk up the creek. Make sure to go past the 1st falls to get to the second falls and swim hole.

hiking
Friday, August 26, 2016

It was a great trail. Would be great for kids. We continued up via some ropes to see the upper part of the trail. Probably would skip that next time.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

fun and lots of water even in the drought. very crowded. safe for younger kids, but even our terms enjoyed it!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wonderful for first time.. amazing veiws

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

This was an awesome trail! A quick and easy hike. Parts of the trail require walking up stream beds so you will get your feet wet. The cold water at the base of Falls #2 felt so refreshing.

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Loved this trail, the views were beautiful! There were three waterfalls that were very fun to climb to the top of. Definitely bring water shoes as your feet will get wet.

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015

Really fun hike. Easy to get to the second fall, and a lot of great views along the way. You have to climb over the second fall to get to the third one, but it's well worth it if you're able as I think the third fall is the best. You will also see a lot fewer people in between the second and third falls which for me is a plus.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Easy but beautiful. Climbed all the way to the field at the end - looked like private property. Bring water shoes!

nature trips
Monday, August 03, 2015

Very pretty but very easy. My kids loved walking/wading in the creek and swimming in the pool at the bottom of the falls. Definitely bring/wear water shoes or sandals because your feet will get wet.

Monday, August 03, 2015

The falls were scenic, but the hike was very easy. Because it is easy, it seems to attract people who like to drink and smoke. It was loud, and it is not enjoyable walking through smoke on a hike.

Monday, July 13, 2015

I love this trail. Be prepared to walk in the creek bed wear sneakers or water shoes. Not too difficult, and great swimming pool at least 4ft deep at the second falls each time I've gone. Pup loves it.

hiking
Monday, July 28, 2014

love it, it was easy and beautiful! great hike for the pup loved swimming and trying to climb the waterfall, would recommend booties for their pads if adventurous like mine. Water was beautiful and trails were nice, gets steep after second falls.

hiking
Monday, June 09, 2014

Enjoyable short water hike. Beautiful falls!

hiking
Monday, July 29, 2013

Great hike close to home. I recommend climbing the first falls and head further down the line

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