Great Gorge Railway Trail

Great Gorge Railway Trail (HM1KAN)

Location: Niagara Falls, NY 14305 Niagara County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 6.512', W 79° 3.37'

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Niagara Gorge Trail System

— Suspension Bridge Interpretive Area —

Gorge Trail 4 · Great Gorge Railway.(1.1mi, 1.8km) The Niagara Gorge Trail System is made up of a series of trail sections located in and along the Niagara River Gorge. Two of these trails are located along the top: the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail (6.2mi, 9.9km) and the Robert Moses Recreation Trail (3.2mi, 5.1km). The six gorge trail sections (7.6mi, 12.2km) can be reached from Artpark, Devil's Hole, Whirlpool, and Niagara Falls State Parks. Gorge Railway Trail, named for the former electric trolley line (1895-1935), begins at this staircase leading to the base of the gorge. Here you can take a short walk downstream to the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, and view the upper gorge and the head of the Whirlpool Rapids. On the way you will pass the abutments of the Railway Cantilever Bridge (1883-1925), and the former site of the incline railway and Witmer's Mill. The main trail leads upstream on a gradual ascent to the top where it ends at the rim trail. The American Falls Gorge Trail begins halfway up the Great Gorge Railway Trail. You must return to that trail junction to exit the gorge. "We would like to thank the students of Leadership for the Youth of Niagara County (LYNC) and Niagara Falls High School for their good ideas to highlight the may virtues of the Niagara Gorge." —NYPA/State Parks. Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
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Placed ByNew York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
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Date Added Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 658161 N 4774701
Decimal Degrees43.10853333, -79.05616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 6.512', W 79° 3.37'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 6' 30.72" N, 79° 3' 22.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7400 Robert Moses Pkwy, Niagara Falls NY 14305, US
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