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TRULY SPECTACULAR, ONE OF THE TALLEST WATERFALLS IN THE GENESEE RIVER VALLEY OUTSIDE LETCHWORTH STATE PARK.

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Western New York, and less than 5 miles from our store. See giant sycamore trees, find fossils, and feel the ions!

Hike to a beautiful sixty-foot waterfall via its stream, walking through a steep gorge. The second waterfall may also have running water to view its cascade.

Difficulty: This is rated moderately difficult - requiring balance and appropriate footwear to traverse. There may be water in the gorge, so waterproof footwear is highly recommended. Ankle-twisting rocks, slippery creek banks, and large rocks to navigate.

Length: 1 mile total, out and back hike.

Estimated Time: 2 Hours, but maybe longer because of hiker speed, trail conditions, or unexpected events.

Private Tours: Group tours are scheduled for Saturdays, but private tours are available. Call us for availability.

Refund/Cancellation policy: This hike is rain or shine. For all our day hikes, you may cancel up to twenty-four (24) hours before start time for a full refund. If the hike is canceled by Trail Otter due to adverse weather conditions, you will have the option to reschedule or a full refund.

Where to Meet: We ask that you meet us at our store in Leicester twenty minutes before your scheduled hike to ensure liability forms are complete and you are prepared for the hike.

What to Bring/Wear: Depending on the weather, bring seasonally appropriate clothing.  Avoid cotton, especially socks - wool or synthetic socks are best.  Long pants are highly recommended to avoid ticks and poison ivy.  Bring a change of footwear and socks for your car ride home.  Bring water for hydration.  If you are accustomed to using hiking poles for balance, they will work great for this hike.

Late Spring, Summer & Early Fall: Bring a hat and/or insect repellent, and ensure you have long pants for itchy plant avoidance.

Winter & Early Spring: Ice and snowmelt is much slower in the gorge. Microspikes or similar products and/or snowshoes may be required. We will advise you of conditions and requirements before your cold-weather adventure.

Bugs: Mosquitoes will be present in the spring/summer/fall so any Deet product works best but use anything you’re comfortable with on your body. Ticks are now everywhere in the Genesee Valley and can be active any time of year. Use permethrin on your boots and Deet on your body for the best protection.  We will provide permethrin, as we have experienced tick bites and Lyme disease, so we don't want you to experience it yourself!

Dogs: We love ‘em, but unfortunately they are not allowed on this private property hike.


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