Valentine Flats Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Valentine Flats Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Otto, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Take Broadway Rd (Route 4) going south out of Gowanda, NY. Turn left onto Pt. Peter Rd. Follow it for about a mile and make a left on Valentine Flats Rd. by the paint-peeling farmhouse with a large flag pole in the yard. Valentine Flats Road dead-ends at the trail head parking area.

6 hours ago

The trail going down to the creek is well worn and easy to follow. Allow about an hour or so to do this walk. But before you head down towards the creek, take the path to the left (up at the top where the path down to the creek starts...it’s about 100 yards in from the parking lot),and follow the ridge out to the end. It’s only a 10 minute hike and the view is spectacular!!!

1 month ago

Poorly identified trail with only spray paint on the trees. Needs some TLC

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2 months ago

Great, easy hike! The gorge is beautiful and the water's fun to play in with the pup. There are a lot of really cool uprooted trees, active wildlife, and fields of wildflowers. We were there for about three hours, but we took our time enjoying the water and exploring.

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3 months ago

one of the most beautiful spots around.

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5 months ago

Fun hike though muddy and slippery, as we went after a good few days of rain. Outlook a bit scary but beautiful. The trail down to the creek is my favorite.

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6 months ago

Excellent in fall - great foliage

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10 months ago

Beautiful Peaceful

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

just beautiful

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Such a great place to spend a day exploring. The view from the top of Valentine Flats is stunning, and once you follow the trail down to the bottom of the gorge you can get right down into the creek and creek walk in either direction.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

800 ft of climbing
It was great for western ny

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Excellent hike for Easter 2016! A nice blend of elevation, flats and a beautiful spot at the convergence of the Cattaraugus Creek with one of its branches. A gem in these parts!

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Sunday, March 27, 2016