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Eternal Flame Falls

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Wonderful place for escape

First I found this place online searching for waterfalls then I asked a few local people and non... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
New York City, New York
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Super Cool!

This was NOT an easy trail to navigate - there were places where one had to practically jump down... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Lynn O
Holland, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

First I found this place online searching for waterfalls then I asked a few local people and non have heard of it so I asked a friend if she wanted to go with me she agrees 23min later we find the trail we took it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

This was NOT an easy trail to navigate - there were places where one had to practically jump down to the next section of the trail. There was also a section where you were not sure you were even on the right path. It's not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynn O
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Excellent walk in the woods at beautiful Chestnut Ridge Park. Wear good non-slip shoes or boots as the trail can be tricky. It's worth the walk!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gamaciejewski
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was a great hike to The Eternal Flame Falls. A little muddy, and wet, but with the right shoes it's no problem. And it is so unique I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank quamy53
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Had a chance to hike to see the Eternal Flame. The Rangers will hike with you to where the flame is burning. We took the Chestnut Ridge Road trail. It is an adventure! Bring a walking stick if you need balance. Wear tennis or a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FestivalFunMN
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great hike -about a mile to get to the flame. Steep decline so wear sneakers. Recommend taking a sturdy walking stick as some spots are slippery or have big steps. I went with my 15 year old . You do have to crawl under some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LynnBe1
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We picked a great day to go apparently. It torrential rained earlier in the day and so the bottom of the gorge was FULL of rushing water. That could be looked at as good and bad. I wore non-slip water shoes and wouldn't do it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 963geoffreyt
Reviewed 2 October 2018

There are two trailheads in the park used to access the Eternal Flame. One is on Chestnut Ridge Road and is a very short hike. The other is from within the park at the base of the hill known as a Mother and is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We got lucky and the flame was lit, apparently sometimes it isn't. The hike was easily done in 1 hour round trip. If you have time to kill outside the Buffalo area it is worth it. Really pretty scenery. This is not a paved trail...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank likes_to_travel1200
Reviewed 12 September 2018

It was a Tropical heat warning kind of Day. We went late August. Short trail. Definitely grab a walking stick. I work out several times a week and yeah I had a hard time getting back up the hill. Going down I didn't realize it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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10 December 2017|
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Response from cathyb738 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were several people with dogs there. Please have them on a leash and keep an eye on them though! The trails can be very narrow and slippery at times, as well as very crowded with kids and others who may be... More
9 June 2017|
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Response from Scabshouse | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Wear water shoes for best experience!