Scoby Dam Trail

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Scoby Dam Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

waterfall

Scoby Dam is an mothballed hydroelectric dam on Cattaraugus Creek. Built in 1924 the dam is 30 feet in height and 182 feet in width. It supplied electricity to the Village of Springville from 1924 to 1996. The area became an Erie County park in April of 2001. Scoby Dam Park is a strip of land along the bank of Cattaraugus Creek. The park is a popular area for fishing and hiking to enjoy the scenery along the creek. Picnic tables are located north of the dam.

1 month ago

Easy walk, if your really looking on on the rock wall to your left before you get under the 219 highway bridges there is an old tunnel that used to run from there all the way to the golf course...great scenery wide trails

walking
1 month ago

Nice area, cool views of the steep cliffs above. Note that it's not not a hiking trail - just a relatively flat access route that goes from the dam to the high level bridges. Unless it's rained recently, it usually isn't muddy and you should be able to get away with wearing sneakers.

9 months ago

great for dip on hot day

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thursday, August 28, 2014