Zoo Cascade & Zoo Falls

HARD 23 reviews
#1 of 3 trails in

Zoo Cascade & Zoo Falls is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Rochester, New York that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

2.4 miles
265 feet
Out & Back




1 day ago

nice park, but some of it is now underwater.

18 days ago

26 days 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.

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2 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!

3 months ago

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6 months ago

Nice track

10 months ago

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.

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

Thursday, April 09, 2015

been hiking these trails since I was a kid... awesome

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beautiful walk and lovely falls. Too bad some people decided to leave garbage all over the place at the foot of the falls, though.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Parts of this trail are difficult if you choose to take the different paths down the gorge to the river. If you choose not to its a nice walk!