Waterfalls of Zoar Valley Trail

EASY 36 reviews

Waterfalls of Zoar Valley 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.

4.2 miles
127 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




nature trips

paddle sports




wild flowers

no dogs

3 months ago

Beautiful creek. Fun walking in the water

5 months ago

There are some places you'll have to walk in the water so bring shoes for that and maybe a stick to help with balance in the slippery spots. Map to get there was confusing at the end; from Peter's Point Road, stay straight onto the dead end Forty Rd. when Peter's Point turns right. I had to backtrack to get to the trailhead.

5 months ago

Yoderland Mud Park
10290 Wilder Road Gowanda N.Y. 14070
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Great trails for all to enjoy. ATV's, SxS, Dirtbikes & Trucks. Home of the ATR Riding Club.

5 months ago

Yoderland Mud Park
Had a great time.

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

7 months 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.

9 months ago

Wonderful for a day trip with friends

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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

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!

Friday, July 11, 2014

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

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.

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The falls are beautiful. If crossing the water beware of some forceful currents but the rest is an easy trek; bring lots of water, lunch, snacks.

Monday, April 23, 2012

great all round area have fished ,canoed the whole stream ,bring lunch ,water, snacks

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Nice trail for a hot day ending at the water falls to jump into. Nice views of Gourge and cliffs of lower Cattaragus Creek. There are some steep reviens to be aware of.

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