John Young Nature Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

John Young Nature Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rodman, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

At the beginning of the trail you'll come to an intersection, if you follow the app map you go left, if you go right it goes to Rainbow Falls. We went right to Rainbow Falls plus a little further, then backtracked and hopped back on the map trail. You won't see the Falls unless you leave the map trail. Shortly after getting back on the map trail we passed the sign in for John Young trail (no paper in it). A little further on the left is a picnic area with a swing, grill, and table. Next, the rest of the trail is gravel and wood (handicap accessible part of trail). A little further up on the right is the end of Oak Rim Trail. (Which is the first portion of Inman Gulf trail). The gravel path leads to a parking lot and the rest of the map trail is on the dirt road. Enjoyable, once the leaves change it will be spectacular.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable and dynamic. Nice hike along the gorge.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is nicely maintained. Lovely view of Rainbow Falls and the Gorge! Was a bit muddy, but I'll definitely be back!

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Basically the whole trail is wooded, preventing much of a view near the waterfall. You really have to look to see the falls because they are pretty far away. The trail itself is not bad. I saw people mountain biking on it when I was there. Depending on the time you go, be prepared for mud in sections. Overall, it's a decent short trail, but not alot to offer in the way of scenic views aside from the forest. It would probably be a nice fall hike.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

it is under construction at this point. I have now hiked this five times and totally love it. it is difficult to get to but it is so worth it.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Not a hiking trail

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Not a hiking trail.

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Great trail. can very easily miss the waterfall if you're coming from the west. There is a strange "intersection" that doesn't exactly point you on the right direction. Thankfully I kept going and sort of found the arrows to point me on the direction. Got to a spot overlooking the falls but couldn't see the rainbows, like the sign says. So kept hearing east until I was facing directly at the falls and that's when I noticed the rainbow. Beautiful site.

hiking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

hiking
Thursday, January 07, 2016

http://bobbieswaterfalls.net/new-york-state-northern/lewis-county/inman-gulf-rainbow-falls/

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Beautiful trail! The only thing that it needs is direction arrows for finding the falls.

hiking
Sunday, April 19, 2015

It's not a bad trail, but its pretty wooded. It's a little short, the waterfall is far off. Trail is kept up pretty well. This time of year parts of it are a little soggy but it isn't bad. But it's good for the family, mostly flat.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Loved the views.

hiking
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Not a bad hiking trail, pretty easy. In the shade the whole trail most of the views are blocked by trees. The waterfall isn't much and it's a far view. Not a bad little walk though.