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Devil's Hole State Park, Niagara Falls
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  • It's a beautiful place to hike. We loved visiting in Autumn and look forward to visiting in other seasons as well. You should be careful if you have small children and if you're not really steady on y...  more »
  • We did not plan this part of the trip but decided to take a ride before heading home and this was an experience I will surely never forget. Worth the short drive from the falls. 
  • history is really neat- read up on it before you go. here is a clue: it is legend that the hole is a portal to the spirit world. a former president and indian chief had a chance meeting there..... 
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  • Amazing views. Upper trail is super easy. The lower trail can be risky with small kids and has quite the hike back up, but it's worth it. I just did it with my family and my 5yr old managed the whole loop to whirlpool park and back!
  • This was a great hike! I'd consider it moderate with the number of stairs that lead down to the main trail. The trail itself is well maintained, wide and clear. It follows along the river for a great view. Devil's Hole is a fun stopping point with large flat rocks to lay out on and enjoy the view. Parking was really easy and flushing bathrooms were available (they weren't clean). I went on a weekday in the summer and only passed a few other hikers. Watch out for snakes - I almost stepped on one in the middle of the trail.
  • I would call this one of the local secrets around the falls. Most tourists come to the falls and either look at the falls, go on the Maid of the Mist boat tours, the trail behind the falls, or the casinos on the Canadian side. Few people talk about Devil's Hole State Park though. The park itself isn't really remarkable. At first glance, it looks like a regular vista point that over looks the river. However if you adventure a bit more, you'll fine a trail that will bring you down to the river. The hike down involves navigating your way through some man made stairs that are stable but not fully flat. The hike is definitely worth the effort because the hike gets easier and the view gets better. The hike from the trail to the whirlpools is approximately 4 miles each way. The are parts that are well shaded and some that are open to the sun. So be sure to bring some sun block, some water, and wear some good shoes for a long trip. Note: some of the other trails that lead down to the river are closed for maintenance so be sure to stay on regular paths.
  • Place for those not afraid of heights, falling and slipping. Wear shoes with good treads. It is a great hike to the bottom of the gorge, but is very steep. I would not advise small kids be brought here, or children at all really. It is extremely dangerous in winter, most of the steps will ice over. Hiker beware.
  • Wonderful hike! I loved being able to be up close to the rapids and even though I definitely did not have the right shoes for it, it was a great hike with awesome views!