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Whirlpool Rapids Trail

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 4.4 (5)

A trail down into the Niagara Gorge to the Whirlpool Rapids.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

577' 176 m

High

302' 92 m

Low

50' 15 m

Up

325' 99 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

The trail starts on the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail and immediately descends steeply into the gorge. The route follows the stunningly blue Niagara River to Whirlpool Point. Whirlpool Point is a great place to stop for a lunch break. Just make sure not to fall into the water; the currents are very dangerous.

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Sarah Baker

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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  4.4 from 5 votes
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#46

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#6,951

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Navigating the rocks and boulders.
Oct 7, 2019 near Niagara…, ON
The colors of fall!
Oct 7, 2019 near Niagara…, ON
Stairs are more fun down than up!
Oct 7, 2019 near Niagara…, NY
Step by step, heading down to the whirlpool!
Oct 25, 2016 near Niagara…, ON
Hikers along the trail.
Oct 25, 2016 near Niagara…, ON
Whirlpool and an aero car at Niagara Falls.
Oct 25, 2016 near Niagara…, ON

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Jul 10, 2020
Christina Sumner
Oct 7, 2019
Matti Rottstock
0.8mi — 0h 30m
Jul 12, 2019
Charlie Beals
Sep 8, 2018
Ashley Coe
Mar 27, 2018
Angie Garber
Sep 3, 2017
Matthew Ciciretti
Jul 7, 2017
Jon Robinson
Nov 25, 2016
Al River
Great trail, awesome white water. The wave upstream of the whirlpool just surges with power. 3.8mi