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Niagara Gorge Trail

Whirlpool Street, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Niagara Falls, NY
+1 716-278-1070
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so glad we walked this trail yesterday am. It took us to some beautiful spots along the lakeside that are hidden from the normal tourist routes. Beware the walking in places is a bit tough so you need proper walking shoes or good...More

Thank Linnilon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Follow this trail down into the gorge carved by the Niagara river. Thundering rapids, amazing colors in the fall, and lots of things to see.

Thank steevesjr
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Sandals will work, but sneakers are better. Bring a small backpack for water and snacks, especially in the Summer. Parts of the trail are narrow and you will do some minor rock climbing. The landscape invites you to take a closer look, but stay on...More

1  Thank Familygirl21
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We hiked from the lower parking lot up to the whirlpool area. What a beautiful hike with lots to see. Definitely a must for this area.

Thank andyfrelick
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Gorgeous views from within the gorge, right along the Niagara River. You can see some of Horseshoe Falls in the distance framed underneath Rainbow Bridge. You also get great views as you cross under the Whirlpool Bridges. The river is an emerald color, so beautiful....More

3  Thank supermom3la
Reviewed 17 March 2017

amazing place to hike wear good hiking shoes or bare foot works too i love coming here in the summer and just relaxing ropeswinging in the gorge and just chilling starting a fire cooking some hotdogs and or even maybe have a couple drinks and...More

Thank dinoatherinis
Reviewed 16 March 2017

we were on a trip th toronto when we booked a full day at niagara falls exploring we booked to go exploring along th niagara gorge trall and we were not disapointed its a fantastic way to see the gorge and the falls from a...More

1  Thank Nathaniel-Richards
Reviewed 14 March 2017

An Amazing trail as it is. This trail is made up of smaller trail sections that is parallel to Niagara river. It is truly a chance to explore geological history and wildlife in one location. It is not advisable to hike alone.

Thank Vasonda K
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Once you've seen the cascading waters of Niagara, which are equally as beautiful from either side of the border, try this trail out. You'll get an amazing view, up close sounds and smells of the water and foliage, and no people noise. The throngs of...More

6  Thank Kari D
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I took my dog for a walk down the trail in mid/late October knowing that the leaves were just about done. It was the best walk that we have been on all summer! I take Monday's off during the summer and am always looking for...More

2  Thank BeeRee67
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Holger H
You have confuse me with saying "on the Canadian Side" while others say on the American. Please tell me you may talk about the Canadian Whitewater Walk? I like to know for both Trails as well as other Attraktions how much time I should calculate and how to find the start Point from both Sides and is their Public Transportation (maybe the Trolley or WEGO) nearby?
12 January 2017|
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Response from TonesterPA | Reviewed this property |
We visited Niagara Falls in November so some of the attractions, such as Whitewater Walk and Whirlpool Aero Car, were closed. Because we went in the off-season, the WEGO bus was not running as frequently and I think some of... More
Anisha P
Hi, I am fro Nepal currently in US with my J1 visa. I wanna experience this ride of maid of the mist. I just want the boat ride and get back to US. Do I still need a Canadian visa?
3 June 2016|
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Response from judyf30 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see you having any other issues then other people that come across from other countries. And there are many overseas tourists. Just make sure you have all documents ready being passport etc. To show at the... More
What ages do you think would be able to do this? The main site says "all ages" but some of the comments here seem to say it's not for little kids. Additionally, is there a way to do only a portion of the hike and still see anything? Like, turn around when the kids (7,5,3) get bored or tired? How long is the hike? Is it loop or straight?
27 May 2015|
Response from djmssro | Reviewed this property |
There are several trails down into the gorge. Age 7 is okay 5 is tough 3 is not a good idea unless you plan on wearing a back pack that they can fit into. Devils hole and whirlpool are several hundred steps down to the... More