Southcreek Trail (18 Mile Creek )

EASY 47 reviews

Southcreek Trail (18 Mile Creek ) is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamburg, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles
561 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips


trail running






wild flowers


Great day hike, No camping allowed. Great for fishing access and views around the creek. Great summer time cool down spot in the water s well.

3 days ago

nice easy ride.

26 days ago

A beautiful trail following the ridge line overlooking 18 mile creek. There’s minimal elevation change, making for a fairly easy hike. The trail rewards you with stunning views of the gorge and two waterfalls along the way. I’d give it five stars, if it didn’t end so abruptly.

6 months ago

great hike along the creek. ground was fairly dry after the rainfall from the day before. easy hike low elevation.

7 months ago

Beautiful easy hike- couldn't finish because water was so high.

9 months ago

One of my favorite places to get out of the house. Well marked trails and lots of scenery.

11 months ago

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Beautiful view with chances to break off the beaten path. I only wish that there was a clear map for what colored paths lead where. The views were worth the time regardless.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nice out-and-back with an elevation of about 400 feet, beautiful forest and creek, and lots of wildlife. We didn't see the waterfall today but plan on going back soon and hiking in that direction. Next time bringing some waterproof boots or sneakers to creek walk. Don't like creek walking in our hikers. We spend a lot of time hiking in the Finger Lakes (Ithaca, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, Montour) and this place reminded us of some of the smaller trails in CNY. Got some beautiful shots here! Highly recommended trail.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Basic loop trail, good for beginners & children. Also a good trail with slight elevation change good for you to get accumulated with new trekking poles. ⛰

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Well marked easy to follow trail, muddy and soggy at some points but the views of the waterfalls make it worth it.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Well marked with great views. Some of the hike is walking on wet shale rock less then a foot away from running water. Do not go when there is a flash flood warning or it just rained a lot because the lower trail will be under water.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Well- marked trail and hiked it with the kids. It doesn't loop, so we did backtrack once we got to the end, but it was a beautiful view even in January.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

love this trail, such a beautiful view

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nice trial - preferred angler access which takes you down to the creek. Don't care for heights which the upper trail has decent size drop offs, but nice views. More road noise on the upper path from the thruway.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The gorge was awesome in the summer months. There is a designed trail at the top of the gorge, but you can also walk along the water given the right levels. Saw my first bald eagle there! It's DEC run so everything seemed to be in good shape. All in all a great hike!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Do many great little hikes right in the back yard. Did this one solo this morning as it was a little chilly for the fam. The trail wad recently remarked by a local boy scout for his eagle scout project and it's great. Just follow the round blue blazes and you'll have a great hike.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fun and fairly easy to follow the trail. Navigating the creek bed can be a tad tough in spots.

trail running
Friday, May 08, 2015

I was hoping for a well marked and cleared trail to run on and was sadly, disappointed. About a mile in you enter a wooded area, and the trail virtually disappears. I spent probably 1 - 2 minutes standing there looking around for the markers and eventually decided to head back fearing I'd get totally lost. It's unfortunate that they don't have large orange blazes on the trees as markers instead of very small maroon circles.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Great Walk along 18 Mile creek with views above the ridge. IT will meet up with the creek at a few spots along the way. We didn't make it to the end of the trail (only about 3.5 miles) Didn't see any waterfalls to that point. Trail is well traveled and easy to follow. Many people fishing near the parking area. Where we stopped at the creek we noticed some fish with no fisherman.

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