Letchworth State Park Gorge Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews
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Letchworth State Park Gorge Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portageville, 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
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1784 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

Along the west side of Genesee River in Letchworth State Park. Passes by 2 waterfalls. Trail is 7 miles long one way along the rim of the Gorge sometimes referred to as "The Grand Canyon Of The East".

Agree with everyone who said this is more of a walk than hike. If the weather is nice would be fun with continuous, amazing views. If youre feeling like a bum, or its a rainy day, you can easily drive to all the observation points and not miss anything either. Park is well maintained with plenty of benches, shelters, picnic tables, parking areas and rest rooms, worth the 10 dollars cash to get in! The nature center was great too!

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10 days ago

Stunning and a very easy hike. My friends and I loved this one. Waterfalls are enormous and powerful. We went in May but I must go back in the fall to see the changing leaves.

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12 days ago

You have to pay cash in order to enter the park. Aside from that it was a beautiful area to hike and the trail was well marked. We saw some deer along the way. The trail is long and we started at the northern side for about 3 miles and headed back. There are a few mini gorges along the trail.

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20 days ago

Great and fairly easy trail with minimal elevation gain. Where there is elevation gain, there are stairs. We opted to park one car at the end and drive
To the beginning. In total, it was about 8 miles point to point (we strayed off the trail a bit towards the lower falls area for good views). There are extraordinary views of the gorge. We finished this in about 4 hours with stops along the way.

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22 days ago

Great park. Good hiking on all trails. Awesome views. All around one of my favorite parks in upstate

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2 months ago

It would be hard to find another hike like this with such incredible waterfalls. You have to see this place. Check out my write up which includes directions and other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/letchworthstatepark

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2 months ago

Great place to visit at all time and mainly in the Fall.