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Hiking

General Kane Trail

1.09 miles, easiest hiking

The trail wanders through hardwood forests of black cherry and maple trees, including areas both ravaged and renewed by nature itself since the 2003 tornado.

The loop trail is named for General Thomas Leiper Kane, the visionary behind Kinzua Bridge. During the Civil War, Kane assembled the famed Bucktail Regiment. He also supported slave rights and, later, the Latter-day Saint movement as it migrated westward.

Kinzua Creek Trail

0.4 mile (one way), most difficult hiking

The trail begins on the paved walkway to the Overlook. This steep, challenging trail switchbacks to the valley bottom and gives close-up views of the supports for the skywalk and spectacular views of the fallen towers. The trail ends at the far side of the footbridge. Do not enter the debris field.

Hikers must retrace their steps back to the trailhead.

Access to the short trail for the Picture Taking Platform is near the Overlook and the Kinzua Creek Trail trailhead.

CAUTION: Hikers on the Kinzua Creek Trail should be in good physical condition, wear sturdy boots, and use caution due to steep trail sections. Entrance into the debris field is strictly prohibited.