We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Niagara Gorge Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Whirlpool Street, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Niagara Falls, NY
Phone Number: 7162781070
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Niagara Falls Fireworks Cruise
More Info
and up
Niagara Falls One Day Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 195 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
  • 42
    Very good
  • 7
  • 2
  • 0

We did not plan this part of the trip but decided to take a ride before heading home and this was an experience I will surely never forget. Worth the short drive from the falls.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
South Portland, Maine
Add Photo Write a Review

195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 173: English reviews
South Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not plan this part of the trip but decided to take a ride before heading home and this was an experience I will surely never forget. Worth the short drive from the falls.

Thank slawd76
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the elevator down to the river, found the trail sign. It is a mile long hike. Very strenuous so make sure you have good shoes on. Beautiful views of the river and the countryside.

Thank NanaBell5
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this trail. Just to warn those interested it is a 3 out of 5 trail as it does get steep and rocky. But it is a must as the scenery is breathtaking and once you get down to the rapids it is amazing to see how blue the water is. I recommend this trail to family and... More 

Thank Angel W
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going here since I was a small child. We have loved walking the Niagara gorge trail for many reasons; the beauty and history among them. Years ago this was a little known trail, but now I see a bunch of people climbing the stairs! Be warned that it can be dangerous, so I wouldn't bring little kids. But... More 

Thank jlrobins87
Tonawanda, New York
Level Contributor
57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the easy trail which is the Great Gorge Scenic Trail, which is trail #4. It starts to the side of the Discovery Center building on Robert Moses Parkway. The only kind of walking I do is on level city concrete. I was a bit hesitant to even try this trail, but it really is an easy trail. There... More 

1 Thank sissy7657
Loudon, TN
Level Contributor
296 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you see such a marvelous beauty as this site, how can anyone doubt that their is a GOD! Seeing those Class VI rapids were breathtaking!! Then, the real highlight was the whirlpool caused by the merging of all the waters of the Niagara River to the neck of Lake Ontario. Our tour guide with Greyline Tours (Prady) did an... More 

1 Thank SLiebbe
Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See it to believe what natural beauty can be. Its so beautiful and breath taking that you will remain silent for some time once you look to it first time....

1 Thank Kaustubh C
Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really impressed by the visit to this Great wonders of the world, this was one of my first visit to to Niagara falls, the route to this place was assisted by use of the GPs via the Buffalo town, we had an overnight there just to enjoy the night firework on the Canadian side, unfortunately i couldn't cross... More 

1 Thank Activevacations u
Level Contributor
218 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Get away from the crowds and experience the sights, sounds, flora and funa of the Niagara River. The trail takes in the Falls, and three State Parks (Niagara Falls, Whirlpool, and Devils Hole) and is an excellent way to experience the geology up close and personal without hordes of visitors. The trail itself is easy for all ages and abilities.... More 

Thank Vincent B
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We started at the Discovery Center, rode the elevator down, and hiked the gorge. Wear comfortable shoes, use hiking sticks and be ready to use your hands to pull yourself up over some rocky areas. This is not recommended for any one who will end up carrying a small child or two out of the gorge because they cannot climb... More 

Thank Another-MO-Traveler

Travelers who viewed Niagara Gorge Trail also viewed


Been to Niagara Gorge Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Niagara Gorge Trail and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Niagara Gorge Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?