Watkins Glen State Park is located in the village of Watkins Glen, NY. It is the most famous of the state parks within the Finger Lakes region of New York. Within a course of two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet and produces 19 waterfalls. The Gorge Trail follows the stream as it winds itself along, over, and under the 19 waterfalls by way of stone bridges and over 800 stone steps. Jacob's Ladder, located near the upper end of the park, consists of 180 steps. This was definitely the most difficult part of the trail. At the top of Jacob's Ladder is one of the entrances to the park which contains restroom facilities, places to rest, and the Indian Trail. If you are not up to the challenge of this final climb, my suggestion would be for you to turn around and head back down the Gorge Trail once you reach the railroad trestle, and switch over to the Indian Trail on your way back near the One Mile Bridge. Doing so will give you an opportunity to stand on a bridge that overlooks a section of the Gorge Trail. A useful website for information on Watkins Glen State Park is the NY Falls website.
Below are some of my photos from my visit to the park. The area had experienced heavy rains the previous two days, so the stream had a higher than average water flow. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy the photos.