This trail of Zoo Cascade and Zoo Falls is a lovely moderate hike fore the whole family! There was no “carry me” on this hike. There are cool bridges, waterfalls, streams, and the Genesee River to view. The trail is about a half a mile one way to the falls.
Genesee Riverway Trail, Rochester, NY 14617
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The Waterfalls Trail
To find the falls, you can easily park at Wegmans Lodge in Seneca Park and follow the marked Red Trail. Once behind the lodge, turn right! Then take the stairs down to the base of the falls to enter the river. Here you will find a small dock for some photo ops and another place to enter the water. Nearby you can wander a bit to the waterfalls and walk up the stream to cool off in the shade. Some parts are a little more challenging but our almost 3 year old completed all of the hike with light assistance. The Zoo Cascade and Zoo Falls is a walking trail only and is not stroller friendly. We recommend you wear sturdy shoes for this hike! Note, the best time to visit is after a heavy rainfall!
Please use caution- There was some iron rebar sticking up around the stairs and some steel sign posts sticking up. The stairs are steep and some broken, so tread with carefully! There are likely fish hooks near the water edge so keep shoes on! Also consider bringing a garbage bag and gloves for trash removal.