Letchworth State Park

October 10th, 2009
Letchworth - Lower Falls from Footbridge

Letchworth - Lower Falls from Footbridge

Name: Letchworth State Park
Fee: Park Entrance Fees / Pets: Yes

GPS: Lee’s Landing – N42 35.486 W78 00.601
GPS: #6/#6a – N42 35.277 W78 00.956

Trail Maps:
Letchworth Trail Map

“Letchworth State Park, renowned as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs–as high as 600 feet in some places–surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks and tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hot air ballooning and a pool for swimming. Winter activities include ice skating, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides.” — NYS Parks Website

Trail: #1 Gorge – 7 miles – Difficulty: Moderate
Trail: #2 Mary Jamison – 2.5 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #2a Hemlock – 2.5 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #3 Trout Pond – 0.75 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #4 Birch – 0.75 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #5 Lee’s Landing – 1 miles – Difficulty: Easy
Trail: #6 Portage – 0.50 miles – Difficulty: Easy
Trail: #6a Footbridge – 0.50 miles – Difficulty: Moderate
Trail: #7 Genessee Greenway – 5.75 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #8 River Road – 2.75 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #8a Blue Jay – 0.50 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #9 Dishmill Creek – 3 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #10 Big Bend – 2.50 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #10a Trillium – 0.50 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #11 Deer Run – 1.50 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #12 Seneca – 0.75 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #13 St. Helena – 1.25 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #14 Gardeau – 0.50 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
Trail: #22 Sycamore – 0.75 miles – Difficulty: Unknown
* 24 miles of the Finger Lakes Trail is also found in the park.

10/03/2009 (Advgirl, Steven, Lori & Bob, Nancy) – This was our first return to Letchworth in many years.  On this outing, we stayed in a cabin for the weekend and hiked trail #5, Lee’s Landing, trail #11 Deer Run, #6/6a Footbridge Trail and portions of trail #1 Gorge trail.  All of the trails were well maintained but I would classify the footbridge trail as moderate because of the mud in portions of the trail and because of the number of steps you have to climb.  The Lee’s Landing trails also has .15mile stretch that rises 150 foot.  All of the trails offered great views and have various areas where visitors can park and connect to portions of the trail.

#6a Footbridge Trail to Lower Falls

#6a Footbridge Trail to Lower Falls

Letchworth - Lower Falls

Letchworth - Lower Falls

Letchworth - View from Trail #6a

Letchworth - View from Trail #6a

#1 - Trail to Middle Falls

#1 - Trail to Middle Falls

Letchworth - Middle Falls

Letchworth - Middle Falls

Picnic Area by Glen Iris Inn

Picnic Area by Glen Iris Inn

Letchworth - Middle Falls at Night

Letchworth - Middle Falls at Night

Letchworth - Middle Falls at Night

Letchworth - Middle Falls at Night

Middle Falls - Upper Falls in Background

Middle Falls - Upper Falls in Background

Upper Falls - From Trail #1

Upper Falls - From Trail #1

Upper Falls - View from Railroad Tracks Above Falls

Upper Falls - View from Railroad Tracks Above Falls

#11 Deer Run - View from Trail

#11 Deer Run - View from Trail

#11 Deer Run - Trail View

#11 Deer Run - Trail View

#11 Deer Run - Footbridge

#11 Deer Run - Footbridge

#5 Lee's Landing - Trail View

#5 Lee's Landing - Trail View

#5 Lee's Landing - End of Trail

#5 Lee's Landing - End of Trail

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