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Hike The Big Ben Trail at Letchworth State Park

  • 15 Jun 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Letchworth State Park, NY


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** UPDATE **

We’ve just discovered that the footbridge trail in Letchworth is closed. However, don’t despair! We will still be hiking on the East side of the park, but we’ll be on the Big Ben trail instead. This hike will be a little bit longer than the Footbridge. Entire length of trail will be between 2-3 miles and will take us about 1-2 hours. 

Original Post:

Join Leslie and Jeanie for a hike the east side of Letchworth State Park. We'll hike trail 6A, the Footbridge rail. Entire length of trail will only be between 1-2 miles and will take us about 1-2 hours. The footbridge trail connects the east side with the west side of the gorge. The east side is a little wilder, less trafficked with beautiful views. Be prepared for slippery conditions. Moderate exertion. Walking sticks/poles will come in very handy. Sturdy shoes/boots a must.

Meet at McDonald's in Mt. Morris and we'll carpool to Parade Grounds entrance. There is a fee to enter the park on the west side. I have an Empire pass and can take 4 people in my car. You are welcome to meet us at the Parade Grounds entrance if you don't want to carpool. There is no fee to enter the park at the Parade Grounds entrance. After the hike we can drive the short distance down the road to the cabin area on the east side to check it out for possible weekend getaway some time for Women Outdoors.

McDonald's is on route 408 in village of Mt. Morris (13 E State St, Mt Morris, NY 14510). Best way to access it is 390 south to Mt. Morris exit 7. At exit head south on 408 into village of Mt. Morris. McDonald's is about 1 mile down on right. It's a 20-minute ride from McDonald's to park entrance. Let's meet at McDonald's at 11 AM. Hike will start promptly at 11:30 AM. Bring a lunch.

There are no facilities at the hike location. There are bathrooms at the camping area and on the west side of the park.

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