Hiking in Niagara Gorge


Niagara Falls hiking starts at the Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center, gateway to the best hiking and biking trails in the region. The local Gorge Trail System offers challenging sections of steep stairs to climb and rocks to scramble over. Guided Niagara Gorge hiking tours are offered mid-May through October (call 716-282-5154 for group rates and information).

Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike
Begins at the Trailhead Building and is an easy one-hour hike round trip.
Age Requirement: None

Upper Great Gorge Hike
Begins at the Trailhead Building and follows the Great Gorge Railway Trail for an easy two-hour hike round trip.  
Age Requirement: None

Devil's Hole Rapids and Giant Rock
Begins at Devil's Hole State Park and is a moderate level 2.5-hour hike round trip.
Age Requirement: Guests hiking this trail must be at least 8 years of age.

Whirlpool Rapids Adventure Hike
Begins at Whirlpool State Park and is a difficult, three-hour hike round trip, including some boulder hopping.
Age Requirement: This Niagara Falls hiking trail is only open to guests ages 8 and over

  • Price

    Adults & Children 13 years of age & over $3
    Children 6-12 years of age $2
    Children 5 years of age & under FREE

  • Days

    Discovery Center 2013 Hours of Operation
    April 27 - June 21*:
    Saturday & Sunday   9am-5pm
    *5/24-5/26 9am-7pm, 5/27 9am-5pm
    June 22 - September 2*:
    Sunday-Thursday      9am-5pm
    Friday/Saturday        9am-7pm
    *7/4-7/7 9am-8pm, 8/30-9/1 9am-7pm
    September 3 - October 20*:
    Saturday & Sunday   9am-5pm
    *10/11 & 10/14 9am-5pm
    October 21 - March 31, 2014:
    Closed for the Season

  • Phone

    Call the Trailhead Building at (716) 278-0820 in season, or the Niagara Region Park Interpretive Programs Office at (716) 745-7848 for Niagara Falls hiking and tour information.