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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

3 months ago

It was a nice trail. There needs to be a bit markings Along the trail. We were not sure if it was a trail or not.

4 months ago

Love walking trails. this trail was real bad it was so muddy because people drive there trucks and rip the trail up even the signs say no vehicles Walk 100 yards and turn back. I wish the state Monitors it better.

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5 months ago

I saw 8 different kinds of wildflowers today. The waterfall was not on the mapped portion of the trail but it was very nice once I found it. You have to go right at the fork in the trail instead of left. There were some trees down across the trail.

5 months ago

Great trail to start off the summer. Some muddy spots, easy to follow

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Started at the oak rim trailhead and turned around at the john young swing and picnic table area. The bike was easy and views were wonderful. I'm definitely looking forward to coming back and finishing the trail soon.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Totally explored and didn't follow the map. Started at the end of John young trail, the gravel handicap accessible side, and then hopped onto the end of oak rim trail where it meets the JY gravel trail. Then I backtracked because I was running out of daylight. Hiking backwards like that helps you notice different views and offshoot trails. (Chicadee loop and Joe's ridge)

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Friday, September 15, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Enjoyable and dynamic. Nice hike along the gorge.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

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

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

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.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Not a hiking trail

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Not a hiking trail.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

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