Hiking Accident Prevention: Zoar Valley, New York – Know Before You Go

Zoar Valley Is A Scenic and Rugged Landscape

Zoar Valley is a multiple use area of 3,014 acres located in Gowanda, New York.

The area is managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Zoar Valley is a rugged area that is characterized by rocky terrain, erodible and unstable steep shale cliffs, with over 400 foot drops, waterfalls, forests, and swift water.

Hikers should learn and understand the potential dangers of this rugged landscape before their trip.

Holcomb Pond Trail is the only marked and maintained trail.

New York State DEC Important Tips For Visitors, Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area

Photography: Wiki Commons – Photographer Antepenultimate


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Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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