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Watkins Glen State Park

1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511
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Stunning Nature Hike

Grab the $5 shuttle bus at the parking lot to the upper entrance and walk the 1.5 miles downhill... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Detroit, Michigan
Great Hike

Not too stressful of a hike. Very cool rock formations in the gorge. All the shade makes it a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frank C
New York City, New York
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The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“indian trail” (292 reviews)
“gorge trail” (672 reviews)
“main entrance” (183 reviews)
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1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-4511
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Reviewed yesterday

Grab the $5 shuttle bus at the parking lot to the upper entrance and walk the 1.5 miles downhill. Magnificent waterfalls, plant life and rock carvings at every turn as you descend.

Thank thortonjohn
Reviewed yesterday

Not too stressful of a hike. Very cool rock formations in the gorge. All the shade makes it a great sunny day hike, with lots of photo opportunities, Kids can do this hike with no problems

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What to visit Watkins glen for ages and really enjoyed it, there is a lot of building going on but you forget this as soon as you get into park. This place is really stunning, a must for anyone visiting the area. It does get...More

Thank ukpunk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful!! Note: Be prepared for walking lots of stairs at start and finish. Wear supportive shoes! Not a sandals type of hike! Absolutely gorgeous hike. Enjoy every bit of it. Scenery is fantastic, terrific places along the walk for pictures. Bring bottle of water, as...More

Thank JJ1959
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is spectacular but go early in the morning! By the time we were leaving the park was filling up and we would not have gotten very good pictures.

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was so cool. It was an easy hike on steps although some are irregular and it can be wet, it was a very cool hike with lots of waterfalls and beautiful views.

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to spend few hours, stunning falls and gorge. We reached the top of the track as a couple with 3 children. We took the Gorge trail which is the main trail with a lot of stairs. The trail is pretty light, our 3...More

Thank Shlolvy
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hadn't planned to go to this park at all, but had some extra time in the afternoon. What a pleasant surprise! Be ready to walk the Gorge Trail with good walking shoes - no flip flops! The trail can be a bit wet at...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours and see some amazing scenery and waterfalls. A bit crowded but we got there early enough (9:30am on a Saturday) that it wasn't too bad. Be prepared to do lots of steps! Won't need the gym today.

Thank ellenroz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited around 1 pm on a Wednesday in September. It is $8 for parking and the small gift shop and bathrooms were open for use. There is a lot of construction going on at the physical entrance to the park itself but there is...More

1  Thank Emm3rs
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19 September 2017|
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Response from Lvutotravel | Reviewed this property |
I dont recall seeing any buses parked around there so I doubt if there is any public transportation.
15 September 2017|
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Response from marypat49 | Reviewed this property |
In most places there are railings on steps.
1 September 2017|
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Response from Maria C | Reviewed this property |
We used the south entrance by the pool and accessed the trail from there. I believe that there is a 500 ft elevation change. There are numerous steps at the end of the trail. I'm in fairly good shape and found them to be... More