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.

1.7 miles
108 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




nature trips





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 day ago

A nice easy walk. A wide trail with small elevation changes.

1 month ago

This trail is much shorter than stated, at about .9 miles each way. Some decent views of the creek, but there isn’t much else going on. The “trail” itself is just an old service road from when the dam was used to provide electricity to Springville.

3 months ago

A neat little trail! Offering views of cattaraugus county creek and of course, the dam. Flat, wide trail along the bank of the creek. Great place to bring your kids or dogs!

4 months ago

Nice easy hike. It’s also very nice to ride on a bike, if the ground is hard enough. Great views of the dam and high level bridges.

9 months ago

The trail is a service road so it's an easy walk. Perfect for my 6yr old and I. There were a few picnic tables at the beginning of the service road. Just to note, Google maps sent me to the wrong side of the river. You will want the Scoby Hill Rd in Erie county not Cattaraugus county. There are signs on the main road.

11 months ago

always love going back! beautiful!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

great for dip on hot day

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