Waterfalls of Zoar Valley (12 falls) Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Waterfalls of Zoar Valley (12 falls) Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gowanda, 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 June until August.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

whitewater kayaking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

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3 days ago

unfortunately following this app I never found this trail which was disappointing because I drove an hour to get there

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1 month ago

Zoar Valley in Gowanda NY is my 2nd favorite trail overall (2nd to Letchworth State Park). The views of the Gorge cannot be compared to anywhere in NY State. The best part of the hike is that it allows you to walk alongside the creek (sometimes dangerous), taking in the most beautiful sections of the park. The fishing is the best in the area, but be prepared for a hike to find a good hole. I haven't been there in several years but I plan on visiting the next time I return to the area. Much of the trail can border the river but there is much foliage if you prefer a walk in the woods. The most breathtaking view is the view at the top of the Gorge, Yes it is beautiful and yes you will fall to a quick death if you get too close to the edge. There are no fences or borders along most of the trails and your only chance of survival is the Grace Of God Almighty. Just a warning ... many people have died there over the years and still there are a few who still think its funny to get drunk or clown around a 300 foot drop ... stay alert and you'll be fine. Don't mind the "Kill Joy" reviews ... theres much to experience at this park, and views that you can't get anywhere else.

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful for a day trip with friends

10 months ago

11 months ago

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11 months ago

11 months ago

It was a good hike, however the waterfall was disappointing. I was expecting a little more, it was still a nice hike though!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Great relaxing walk

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Nostalgia. This was a beautiful creek hike I did many times as a child. Ruined by people littering and getting themselves stuck or hurt down in the gorge. Really quite a shame. The falls was beautiful, and evolved over time. Does anyone remember the giant rock that used to sit at the top of the falls and the "cave" it created below it? Then the giant log, that someone tied a rope to so you could attempt to climb it with the water beating down on you? What an amazing place, the grooves in the creek bottom were very interesting too. Little"shoots" that propelled you fast down the stream. We also joked that it wasn't zoar valley, but soar valley. Good times

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hiking is ok. Waterfalls are a little disappointing. Still, not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fun trail good place to swim and spend the day in the summer

Thursday, May 21, 2015

fun and adventureing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Holy gorge!