Took a family of six to this state park Columbus Day Weekend. Mostly teenagers with my husband and I, but my youngest is 9 years old. Great hike...mostly up with many stairs. Not taxing though, it is rather gradual. There is lots to see, many areas with benches or rocks to sit on. Amazing water falls and beautiful rock formations. You can start at the bottom or the top and if you don't want to make the return hike there is a bus for $3.00 a person to take you back to your car. Beware if it is a busy weekend you may not make it on the bus and have to wait for another bus...up 15-30 minutes. We decided to just walk back down...we started at the bottom. This way the return trip is at least down hill. Allow at least 2-3 hours. Bathrooms at the bottom and the top, with snack bars/gift shop. Cost is $8.00 a car load. Strollers are not feasible. If you take a toddler they should be able to walk on their own or you will be exhausted carrying them. Well worth the trip...especially since you are in wine country. Stop to visit a winery while you are there. Seneca lake is beautiful and filled with wineries. Beautiful fall views on the lake with grapevines everywhere.