High Falls, Monroe County

Rochester, New York 14650

High Falls, Monroe County

High Falls, Monroe County Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"See thrilling views of a thundering cataract in the middle of a thriving metropolis. If you’re not a lifelong resident of Rochester, you may not know that the city’s nickname, “The Flower City,” did not originate with the city’s extraordinary collection of lilacs, azaleas, and rhododendrons at the lovely Highland Park. Long before the flowers arrived, Rochester’s growth centered around its status as “The Flour City,” the acknowledged capital of America’s flour production.

Wheat fields dominated the landscape, and mills ran day and night here on the banks of the Genesee River—and this majestic falls, one of the largest in western New York, provided the power to grind wheat into flour for cooks and kitchens across the country."

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Trail Information

Rochester
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
5-10 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Monroe County Department of Parks, 171 Reservoir Ave., Rochester 14620; (585) 753-7275; www.monroecounty.gov/parks
Local Contacts
DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 57
Local Maps