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Location Unnamed streams draining into the Genesee River in Seneca Park, Rochester. See Map.
Access Public park designed in 1891 by Fredrick Law Olmsted. There is a well-maintained footpath which follows the rim of the Genesee Gorge in Seneca Park. You can park your car in the upper level near the Zoo or in the lower level in the northern end of the park. Walk toward the river and you will find this trail. The cascade is a 2 minute walk and the waterfall a 10 minute walk north of the lower parking lot.
Hiking Easy on park trails. There are several stairways down to the river bank including one to the base of these waterfalls. Moderate on "informal trail" to Stutson Street Bridge.

The four-mile partion of the Genesee River from the Memorial Bridge to the Stutson Street Bridge is a beautiful "urban wilderness" with the meandering river in a wide gorge which is totally isolated from the city above. There is an informal trail which continues beyond the northern boundary of Seneca Park which will let you see much of this wonderful place. We've seen deer, fox, beaver, hawks, an osprey, and lots of waterfowl on several hikes here.