Portage Trail #6

MODERATE 2 reviews
#7 of 7 trails in

Portage Trail #6 is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Portage, New York that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

You can use the Parade Grounds Entrance (closed winters) off of Portage Street (East side of the Park) to access the trail. Continue on the Parade Grounds entrance road and pass the parade grounds on the left. There is a small parking area (maybe for about 10 cars) on the leftside of the road at the Portage Trail Trailhead which is about 3/10 of a mile from the parade grounds. If you are on the West Side of the park, there is a bridge that can be crossed to access the Portage Trail. From the west side, use the Castile Entrance but you must find the correct trail from that side.

hiking
2 months ago

This is the #6 Trail - Portage Trail at Letchworth State Park. Heading out from the trailhead, the trail is mostly downhill towards the river, so obviously, the return trip is mostly uphill. The trail is somewhat muddy at 2 different spots, one muddy spot was by the footbridge at the bottom, so appropriate footwear is necessary. The trail may be difficult for smaller dogs. There are some overlooks into the canyon during the upper part of the trail, and the views from which and from the footbridge make this a very good trail.

hiking
5 months ago