Zoo Cascade & Zoo Falls

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Zoo Cascade & Zoo Falls is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Rochester, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

waterfall

muddy

hiking
10 days ago

walking
28 days ago

You have a view of the Genesee river through the trees. And at the end of the trail is stairs that go down to be able to see the cascading waterfalls. One of the boards on the stairs is loose. Overall a nice walk. Not a hard walk as described.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

nice park, but some of it is now underwater.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, very beautiful, well maintained and a lot of variety of routes. Not sure why it's listed as difficult. If you go down to see the falls coming back up is slightly more difficult but it's well maintained stairs. It's also completely avoidable if necessary and the rest of the trails are generally flat.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I have no idea why this trail is rated hard. It is a good hike with great views of the river and a few opportunities to get down to the shoreline. We went from the pond in the park north to the O'Rorke bridge and back - abt 6 miles total. Some wide trail and some single track. Cheers!

walking
6 months ago

7 months ago

9 months ago

Nice track

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

You have to go through the zoo gates, so I feel it was a safe place for a hike. I wouldn't rate it a difficult hike by any means. The surrounding area has a paved sidewalk and places to park. this hiking trail is dirt, and there are some stairs to take down river side. A few stairs are broken, and the decked walkway over the marsh is grown over and not maintained. Areas surrounding are clean, and otherwise well maintained.

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Nice trail for an evening hike

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nice little trail considering its location. Wish the hood rats picked up after themselves.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015