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Gorge Trail, Outer Rim, and Finger Lakes Trail [CLOSED]

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Watkins Glen State Park

Gorge Trail, Outer Rim, and Finger Lakes Trail [CLOSED] is a 7.6 mile loop trail located near Watkins Glen, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 1,089 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Bird watching Forest Lake River Views Waterfall Wildlife Closed
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Note: As of 10/23/2020, the Gorge Trail is closed for maintenance. For more information, please see https://parks.ny.gov/parks/142/

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Joanna Vecchio
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This trail is closed as of today, super disappointing

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Brian Andrew
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Nicole Pullaro-Toskin
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A majority of this trail is for instagram pictures. Be ready to wait in a line while going up stairs. If you actually wish to hike, I am sure there are beautiful trails in the area that are less trafficed. Also, there are trail closures that would make doing this whole loop impossible. The waterfall is lovely, but feeling like I'm in a theme park is not my idea of hiking. They are doing a great job of having employees around to try to mitigate the overcrowding, but there is only so much they can do

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Blair D’Amato
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The waterfall portion was beautiful but so so crowded, which kind of ruined it. Seriously, it was like standing in an amusement park ride to walk under the waterfall. The rest of the hike was much more serene - the out and back portion at the end was especially nice with very little traffic - a bit anticlimactic as there is no big view at the end, but very nice and peaceful throughout!

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Orion Chen
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Magnificent and beautiful gorge. The perfect visit time is about noon. The sun will shine on the gorge and reflect the changeable sedimentary rocks

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Steven Chorma
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Amazing trail. Must see

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Kenny Yu
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Very easy terrain. Soft pine needles and moss. Good distance, but not very challenging. Amazing scenery throughout.

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Kyra Carmack
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It was a beautiful trail, but there are some areas where you cannon go at the moment. The areas are blocked off for construction. Other than that it was a lot of fun!

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boocif moocif
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Ashlei Milligan
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Actually didn’t get to do the whole thing. Apparently no pets are allowed on Gorge Trail. We should’ve looked that up before hand. But what we did was very nice.

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Emily Antenucci
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Packed on a weekday and all one way trails which makes it confusing—if you make a wrong turn you’re stuck on that trail until you’re back where you started. Pretty waterfalls though

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Pa Phoenixville
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Omatawen Negnliqra
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We went the weekend of aug 21st, very heavily trafficked but well worth the trip.

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Carly Guido
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Preston Moore
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Very nice but very packed

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Chelsea Saltzman
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Orion Chen
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Anton Matveev
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Isaiah Grim
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Monalisa Vibhute
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Elle Tobs
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Yuka Sato
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Deborah Spencer
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Jesse Russell
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Mike Marin
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Brian Prisk
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Al G
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Doug Dodson
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