Genesee Riverway Trail - High Falls

The Genesee Riverway Trail is an off-road trail for walking, running and bicycling along the Genesee River. It extends through the scenic, historic and cultural heart of Rochester, from the Erie Canal to downtown and Lake Ontario.  It provides pedestrian access to the Genesee River, its scenic gorge, three waterfalls, eight pedestrian bridges and eleven parks, including four historic parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. 

High Falls

High Falls is surrounded with history as it cuts through the Brown's Race historic district, Rochester’s earliest industrial area. The Brown's Race district features preserved and renovated historic factories and mills, restaurants, shops, arts, a museum and of course a panoramic view of High Falls, the Genesee River’s 96-foot high downtown waterfall, and the Genesee River gorge.  Just off the trail, you will find Kodak Tower, Frontier Field and the Genesee Brewery.

The best view of High Falls can be found here on the Pont de Rennes bridge. This pedestrian bridge and park is a modern landmark recreated in 1982 from the former Platt Street Bridge (1891). It is an 858-foot long truss bridge. 

Parking is available at the High Falls Parking Garage. On-street parking is also available in the area. 



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