Niagara Gorge Trail, Niagara Falls

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Niagara Gorge is an 11km gorge carved by the Niagara River along the Canada–US border in New York and Ontario. It begins at the base of Niagara Falls and ends at the Niagara escarpment near Queenston, Ontario, where the falls originated about 12,500 years ago.The river has formed the gorge, and the Falls has receded upstream and south toward Lake Erie, by slow erosion of hard Lockport dolomite (a dolomitic limestone or dolostone) which is the surface rock of the escarpment combined with rapid erosion of relatively soft layers beneath it.The force of the river current in the gorge is one of the most powerful in the world. Because of the dangers this presents, kayaking the gorge has generally been prohibited. However, on isolated occasions, world class experts have been permitted to navigate the stretch.Tourists can bounce and splash through the rapids of the Niagara Gorge in rugged jetboats, which are based at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, at Lewiston, New York, and in midsummer at Niagara Glen Nature Center on the Niagara Parkway in Ontario.
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  • You wouldn't believe how beautiful it is up there especially in the fall . Definately one of if not the best hiking trip I've taken . And by the way I was totally wiped out after hiking there , great ...  more »
  • Seems like this attraction might be missed by others. Unbelievable breathtaking views .you actually take a elevator down to the gorge area. The trail was a little demanding as we are not used to hikin...  more »
  • We used an Uber driver for our adventure this day. He was a native of Niagara Falls so he took us to some places we would not have gone to without a recommendation. We were not disappointed. The view ...  more »
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