Watkins Glen Gorge Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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Watkins Glen Gorge Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Watkins Glen, New York that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

muddy

no dogs

Watkins Glen State Park in New York is one of the most well known parks of the Finger Lakes region. Within two miles, the glen's stream features 19 waterfalls viewable from the hiking trails. The gorge trail features stone steps, and meanders past Glen Creek and the waterfalls and through Cavern Cascade, providing spectacular views that make this one of the best state parks. The South Rim Trail and the Indian Trail provide views of the gorge. Campers and day-visitors can swim in the Olympic-sized swimming pool, go on guided hikes through the gorge in summer, stay overnight in tent and trailer campsites, have lunch in the picnic facilities or do some fishing in nearby Seneca Lake or Catherine Creek, where in the mid-May you can find rainbow trout.

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Beautiful park and trails however the Gorge Trail Does NOT allow dogs it is posted on all of the trail heads. There are other less scenic trails that do allow dogs.

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1 month ago

beautiful views...chilly in the gorge and lots of steps. slippery in the gorge too so be wary for those with knee or mobility issues.
enjoy!
not dog friendly

1 month ago

Beautiful. Very easy

1 month ago

Scenic all the way!

1 month ago

Beautiful scenery. Pretty busy when I went on Columbus Day weekend. Lots of steps but other than that a very easy trail.

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Beautiful but very crowded place! We went there after days of heavy rainfall and the water was pretty muddy, which spoiled the views a little, but we loved it anyways.

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Absolutely LOVE this place. We stayed in Oneida village. Very peaceful and spacious. Will definitely be coming back soon!

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