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Gorge Trail

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 4.4 (7)

A hike through the gorges in Buttermilk Falls State Park.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

911' 278 m

High

425' 130 m

Low

486' 148 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

The park is usually closed during the winter months.

Description

The first part of the trail is a steep set of steps and trails where you'll gain a majority of your elevation. Once you've reached the stone path, the elevation gains slow down, and the rest of the hike up the gorge is much easier. It should be noted though that these stone paths can be slick whenever water is present on them.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY State Parks

Shared By:

Robert Carson

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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Photos

Falls
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY
Falls on the gorge trail
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY
A spire along the Gorge Trail
Oct 18, 2022 near South Hill, NY
View of Buttermilk Falls at the start of the trail.
Oct 19, 2016 near South Hill, NY
Bridge that connects the Rim Trail to the Gorge Trail
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY
Deep pool along the trail
Oct 21, 2018 near South Hill, NY

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Oct 18, 2022
Shane Crosby
Trail is easy to access and has some incredible scenery to offer. Would recommend hiking boots due to slippery conditions. 1.8mi — 1h 05m
Jul 7, 2019
Adam Conklin
Jun 22, 2019
Tiffony Schindler
Oct 21, 2018
Jeff Mollica
took the rim trail from the parking lot and switched over the gorge trail at the bridge. beautiful views once you're on the gorge trail. 1.4mi — 1h 00m
Aug 19, 2017
Emma Hall
May 29, 2015
Mark Toner