Stony Brook Via East Rim and Gorge Trails is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Arkport, 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 March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is my go to park for a nice hike to defrag my mind after a day at the office.
nice hike with family. lots of nice scenery.
Was staying at a nearby hotel for work and hiked the park two weekends in a row. The gorge trail which follows the brook is really awesome and there are some great views. Quick and easy hiking, very enjoyable.
Took the east rim trail and looped around back through the west rim trail. Unfortunately the gorge trail wasn't open. That gives us a reason to come back though. The rim trails provided great views of the gorge on both sides. The hike is uphill for the most part on both trails. Looping from the east trail to the west trail was a little confusing as there were multiple paths you could take and no signs. We figured it out eventually after back tracking. This is the only reason it is a 3 and not a 4 to me.
trails are kept clear, family and dog friendly.
Stayed at Stony Brook while traveling through New York to see Niagara Falls and honestly I enjoyed this trail more than I enjoyed Niagara Falls. Each of the 9 is individually beautiful and the whole area is a lush hardwood forest.
A moderate 2.5 mile loop starting from the main parking lot taking the west rim trail which quickly has a 210ft gain in elevation. Connect to the gorge trail which hugs stony brook with several bridges, passing waterfalls and swimming area, ending back at the main parking lot.
I am surprised there is only one review other than mine, this place is beautiful!