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Devil's Hole State Park, Niagara Falls

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  • my old trout and salmon fishing spot is at the bottom off the devil's hole trail. site derives it's name from a small cave on the trail. at this spot a small battle was fought during the french and in...  more »
  • Great gorge and lower river views! If you plan to walk the trail down to the Niagara River, make sure you allow enough time to take breaks each way, but especially on the way back up. It is a longer w...  more »
  • We hiked this trail with our 3 kids (11, 8 and 5). You have to climb down LOTS of steep stairs to get down to the trail (like 350 steps or something) and then guess what - you have to climb back up to...  more »
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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!