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Niagara Gorge Trail

Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, State Parks
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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

we went to Whirlpool park and walked the gorge, saw the tram in Canada. Great Picture spot. Light hiking. Had a great time here for all ages.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was a great early morning walk/hike! It was fairly easy, but the trail still gave you the rewarding feeling of having exercised early in the morning. It was a great length for a family and offered great viewing areas. I would recommend doing this first thing in the morning to utilize the great temperature and the nearly empty trails,... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a walk not to be missed. It winds its' way along the beautiful gorge. You will be meters away from the roaring Niagara River waters. The pristine surroundings are a return to a prehistoric era. Eons of erosion are visible from the great vantage points. There are numerous, excellent points of view and photographic lookouts. A must visit... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The "Whirlpool Rapids" trail is rated "difficult," but probably deserves a "moderately-difficult" rating. The best way to get there is from Whirlpool Park, on the USA side. Technically, all the USA Niagara Gorge trails are connected, but this trail is best reached from Whirlpool Park. The reasons the Whirlpool Rapids trail is rated difficult is because of the descent/ascent to/from... More

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Riverview, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Enjoy our hike ... saw many local "critters" and beautiful surroundings that bring a peaceful energy during the hike. A Must Do For Nature/Hike Lovers.

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Amherst, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was the first time, my boyfriend and I, went to this trail. We started from Niagara gorge discovery center o a nice spring afternoon. Beautiful views were everywhere, the niagara river was underneath left side and rocky cliff on the right. There were a lot of colorful wild flowers and plants along the stoney road, be careful the poison... More

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Rochester, New York
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1,165 reviews 1,165 reviews
336 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Niagara Gorge Trail is a beautiful was to get out and stretch those legs for as long as you'd like while getting wonderful views of the Niagara River and the gorge below the Falls. The trail hugs the edge of the gorge along the scenic riverbed, extending a number of miles below the Falls. We walked along it for... More

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East Greenville
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

After seeing the falls we went to see the gorge. Just as impressive as the falls themselves. Definitely have to see in person. It was a nice walk with many views. A lot of places to take pictures. Well worth the time to visit.

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North Olmsted OH
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went when the steps were snow covered. There is a warning sign to be careful going down and too watch your step. We saw a lot of fishermen down there. It was worth going down and seeing the whirlpool.

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I took this hike in the beginning of October and it was fantastic. The stairs down into the gorge are quite challenging as they are crooked, cracked and uneven but as long as you are careful and take it slow they are manageable. Once down there the scenery is spectacular. On some parts of the trail you... More

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