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Gorge Trail and Lovers Lane Loop is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Watkins Glen, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 203 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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As of May 2020, hikers report that the main trail by the water is closed.

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Reviews (129)
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Toni Marie
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This was more of a nature walk then a hike but it was still beautiful. The gorge trail is all you need to see. I would recommend taking south rim down back to gorge, Indian got us lost into some cemetery we went down a steep part of the mountain to get back to normal Indian trail. LOTS of people here, even early afternoon on a Friday morning, definitely not enough masks. Worth seeing but are definitely Going to hit some nearby trail to finish our day.

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Waynet Ramos
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Mid-point was closed due to construction. Beautiful hike but a disappointment. Come so far to get closed trail. Must come again.

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Alison Birdsey
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Hiking

Parked at the north entrance. Took Indian trail down and gorge trail back up. The gorge trail is a one way trail now due to Covid. However it is open.

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Donald Kitchen
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Hiking

Great loop from campground down South Rim Trail and up Gorge trail.

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Zianna Khachaturian
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HikingMuddy

Awesome!! Beautiful waterfalls. Not too crowded. Fee to get in was 8 dollars. Bathrooms are open in the front. A little muddy and slippery by the waterfalls so wear shoes with traction.

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Cem Aksoy
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SalleyNycole Crews
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Hiking

Love this trail!

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Jessica Miller
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Greg guevara
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Hiking

very crowded and disappointed that most of the trail was unavailable.

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T.Y. Gale
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Main trail closest to water is closed. Clean and easy trail. Nice and clean for anyone at any level. Extremely well maintained.

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Melody Walkup
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Hiking

This is a beautiful place! Easy hike/walk depending on how you look at it. A bit wet in places, so hiking shoes were a good choice.

Julia Sparks
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Hiking

No dogs allowed on gorge trail which is sad. We had to take them on Indian trail but didn’t go far due to my mom’s recent knee replacement. Beautiful area and gorge! Well maintained. Crowded on a Friday but it’s worth it.

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Shane Hawkins
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Hiking

One of my favorite hikes, have hiked it many times. The waterfalls are incredible, the gorge's twists and turns create unique falls and photo ops. I usually hike up to the top and back down as the waterfalls look different depending on which way you hike. Go early or off season to avoid crowds, it could feel quite claustrophobic in the busy season.

Allison Nodes
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Hiking

Quite a climb on a hot, humid day for beginners. Lots of steps to reach the top, much easier on the way down. Passes right by the suspension bridge.

ruchit shah
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HikingMuddy

We decided to hike the gorge trail this time ! Again heavily trafficked so try to reach before 10am if possible . But having said that done cancel the trip if you are late . The place is amazing ! Lovely waterfalls and photography stops are every turn ! What we did was at the end took an Uber to the start point which was 8$ we were 2 people so cheaper than the shuttle ! If you have some energy left don’t take the shuttle go back on a different trail like the Indian trail on the way back ! If you planning to get wet , bring an extra pair of shocks /shoes to change !

Julia B.
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HikingMuddy
P R
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Hiking

Amazing area and well maintained. Lots of crowds here so come early. You may get wet and some portions have steep stairs so may not be safe for all skill levels. Lots of parking, a gift shop, trash cans, and rest room facilities. Well worth the visit.

Chelsea Wilkerson
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Hiking

Large portions of the trail were closed for the season, but the views from the suspension bridge and lover’s lane were spectacular!

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Kevin Blalock
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This is where the best views are. If you combine this with either or both of the rims this can make a great hike. A little touristy, but great views. Be careful on the wet stone and steps. As of today some of the gorge trail is still closed.

Anna Szczech
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Stacy George
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Karthik Sundaram
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William M
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Jeremiah O’Connor
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Juli W.
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Michael Ghioureliotis
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April S.
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Juli W.
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Gary A
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