Conklin Gully

Avon, New York

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Walk up the creek to discover a series of gentle cascades in the shelter of a highwalled shale gorge. What’s a High Tor? The Department of Environmental Conservation says it’s a peak or a craggy hill, and that certainly describes the gully you’re about to explore in this protected area. Layers and layers of shale stack up to create high walls on either side of the stream, the craggiest parts visible through the verdant foliage that does its best to obscure the rock. The result is an imposing mix of green and gray that provides shade while you walk up the creek, while making it just about impossible for most casual hikers to even think of climbing their way out of the gorge.
Hiking Waterfalls in New York

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Hiking Waterfalls in New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Walk up the creek to discover a series of gentle cascades in the shelter of a highwalled shale gorge. What’s a High Tor? The Department of Environmental Conservation says it’s a peak
or a craggy hill, and that certainly describes the gully you’re about to explore in this protected area.

Layers and layers of shale stack up to create high walls on either side of the stream, the craggiest parts visible through the verdant foliage that does its best to obscure the rock. The result is an imposing mix of green and gray that provides shade while you walk up the creek, while making it just about impossible for most casual hikers to even think of climbing their way out of the gorge.

© 2014 Randi Minetor/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Avon
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: NYSDEC Region 8, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd., Avon 14414; (585) 226-2466; www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24439.html
Local Maps: www.cnyhiking.com/HiTorWMA.htm
Driving Directions: Directions to Conklin Gully

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