Waterfalls of Zoar Valley (12 falls) Trail

EASY 23 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

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1 month ago

Wonderful for a day trip with friends

7 months ago

8 months ago

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8 months ago

8 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!

9 months ago

Great relaxing walk

11 months ago

11 months ago

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11 months ago

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!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Awesome time, start to finish. Every view is absolutely breathtaking.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Nice hike 9/30/12 from the first parking lot off Point Peter (the dead end street) down into Valentine Flats. Good trail marked with orange blazes, taking about 45 minutes at a steady pace. The climb out was easy, even for an old guy, taking almost 60 minutes.
We saw a Bald Eagle just after climbing out, at another stop about 3 miles south of the trail head.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

place is amazing. i walked many trails. walked above and looked down into gorge then we walked in bottom of gorge, it was amazing i cant wait to fo back there is so much more to see n do there. all in all many parts were easy hikinf but didget tricky and dangerous in other spots