Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Orchard Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Though a short and easy trail, it set the pace for a brisk hike through the woods. The waterfalls were dry when we visited (mid August), but the view was still very scenic and pristine. This trail is perfect for first timers.

One of our favorites.

Loved this trail! Good variation of terrain! Only drawback was hearing car traffic on nearby expressway in one section. Beautiful scenery. Very woodsy!

nice connecting trail to the eternal flame. Good loop.

Moderate hike with many tree roots throughout. Small creek at the bottom with some fish spotted. Sedimentary rock - shale - forms the gorge walls. The 'waterfall' was more like a trickle but this may be due to the absence of rainfall over the past month. The flame is within the wall of the waterfall and creates a cool natural visual.

Great little hike that is just challenging enough for my toddler. Bring a lighter just in case the flame is out

on Lake Loop

1 month ago

I used to live a few steps from this park. I’ve walked it hundreds of times. Several ponds and boardwalks. Lots of waterfowl and other birds. It’s just as much fun walking through the snow as in summer. Good for the kids. It’s all flat. Lots of parking off of Jewett Holmwood road. There’s also an asphalt loop (in the open, not in the woods) if you prefer that over the trails.

It’s a fun, short trek. Glad I was finally able to hike it with my wife.


So nice

Fairly easy hike with some creek crossings and slightly slippery rocks. It’s a pretty awesome sight and a must.

We r gently hiked with our 12 year old. Paths are narrow and may need to step in water to allow others to pass. Beautiful view.

Great views, easy climb, adventure for people of all ages.

This waterfall is truly one of a kind! So amazing. Hike in the winter is a bit sloppy and area around the falls is icy.

One of my favorite trails. Short and not very challenging but great views. Well trafficked area so expect to have company. Great for a all ranges of skill.

5 months ago

Great hike. Awesome views. Easy to follow. Trail markers every few hundred feet.

45 degrees out made for a beautiful February hike. A little slippery. Trail mark well for one half. The other half, it is necessary to pay attention.

6 months ago

Easy, heavily trafficked trail (most likely see an abundance of kids and dogs). The flame is really interesting to see, much more enjoyable when there aren’t other people to get in the way of some cool pictures. Other than that it feels just like a walk in a park.

still a great hike during the winter.

My favorite place to hike. Boy Scout trail is pretty intense.

Pleasant forest trail. It gets quite muddy, so probably better to do when the weather has been dry. I added on the eternal flame spur when I did it. Last third of the loop follows the road, so it's a bit less interesting.

An easy hike. Lots of people were there the day I did it. Old, young, dogs, etc. A little bit of climbing was involved, and plan on getting a little wet after a good rainfall.

Unexpected natural beauty! Never heard of this before! Great creek bed hike. Above ravine, I felt like I was in an Oregon forest! Beautiful!

This was a really nice trail, took us to parts of the park I've never explored before. Love how it weaves in and out of the gorge several times. There are a few steep climbs.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The trail marked on this app really just follows the paved road around the park. If you're looking for more of a wilderness hike I would recommend taking one of the many marked trails inside the woods that lead you to the eternal flame. This one is unfortunately the only loop we could find. Still a nice, long hike though!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Very beautiful short hike. Beware of slippery rocks, muddy trail beds, and unearthed tree roots along the trail. Some areas of the trail are difficult to navigate due to these issues or downed trees. Keep on the trail and follow the small signs with flames on them. Seeing the flame and relaxing in the canyon at the end is well worth the trek!

Great trail and very light traffic. We ran into more hikers near the eternal flame and along the second half of the trail. The markers are a little confusing near the eternal flame overlook, but follow the trail up to the road, follow it a little ways, and you'll pick it back up again.

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