The Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park will be closed until further notice after two incidents involving injuries occurred today. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Yeah, it sounds so amazing, you would think it would be more famous. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. We would spend hours sledding in the winter, and loved exploring the ravine in the summer. It’s hard to imagine how I didn’t hear about The Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park until after I graduated high school. Eeek! We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. We would spend hours sledding in the winter, and loved exploring the ravine in the summer. I recently wrote a post about Catawba Falls waterfall here in NC. The Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park will be closed until further notice after two incidents involving injuries occurred today. The Eternal Flame is about 25 minutes south of Buffalo, and is not a very difficult hike. Just follow the flame signs posted on the trees. A naturally-occurring eternal flame situated beneath a waterfall?!?! A small grotto at the base of the falls emits natural gas and can be lit to produce a small (between four and eight inches) flame. The Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park will be closed until further notice after two incidents involving injuries occurred today. Our new Spectrum News app is the most convenient way to get the stories that matter to you. Thanks for reading. To be fair, it is on the outskirts of the park, and only recently had a new parking lot and path installed, which made it much more accessible. Please follow @ErieCountyParks for future trail reopening status. The Eternal Flame is a naturally occurring release of natural gas from a hole in the earth. It’s only a 1.4 mile hike to get there. Shale Creek, a tributary of … Chestnut Ridge Park was always one of my favorite places to visit growing up. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Eternal Flame Falls is a small waterfall (9.1 metres) in the Shale Creek Preserve, a section of Chestnut Ridge Park. Thanks for reading Leslie.

Definitely want to check it out at some point. The Hamburg volunteer fire department said one of the rescues involved a 15-year-old boy who got stuck near 18-mile creek while trying to … And if you’re checking out this one near Buffalo, you may as well drive another 30 minutes to see Niagara Falls. I love waterfalls and finding new ones. Chestnut Ridge Park General map (pdf) Chestnut Ridge Park Shelter map (jpg) Eternal Flame Trail map (pdf) Become a Member. Details are still scarce about the second rescue, though the Erie County Sheriff's Office says that person needed first aid because of lower leg injuries. **Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, which means that I will earn a commission if you click a link and make a purchase. Eternal Flame Falls in Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, NY. There is ample parking at the new entrance to The Eternal Flame trail. Thanks for reading. Looks like beautiful here (& not going to lie – I like that it’s a relatively easy hike!)

I went on this hike on a warm sunny 35 degree day in early spring. It does go out occasionally, but has been lit every time I’ve seen it. After your descent into the ravine, you’ll follow the creek bed. The Eternal Flame Trail is closed at Chestnut Ridge Park after emergency crews had to rescue hikers twice in one day on Saturday. Chestnut Ridge Park was always one of my favorite places to visit growing up. And since the trail is so popular now, it has been heavily trodden and can’t really be missed. As we reached Chestnut Ridge Park, there was a big sign directing us towards the Eternal Flame 1.5 miles up the road, so we continued. When my brother-in-law visited from Vegas, his wife wanted to visit The Eternal Flame more than anything else on her trip to Western New York. My friend led the way my first time at The Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park. Hike to Eternal Flame Falls in Chestnut Ridge Park. Here are a few previous posts to check out: 25 of the Best Songs to Brighten Your Day, and 10 Cool Songs Both Kids and Parents Can Enjoy. Six local fire departments and the Erie County Park Rangers were called in to help. Maps and hiker reviews can be found here. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. There are membership levels to fit every budget. The hike to get to The Eternal Flame is mostly downhill. It’s hard to imagine how I didn’t hear about The Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park until after I graduated high school. Become a member today! You’ll end up crisscrossing the creek a few times, but it’s fun to do so. There is a pretty steep descent from the upper trail down to the ravine, but it is not very problematic if you just take it slow. Fire and water don’t mix. Each incident required extraction by first responders from the ravine. The eternal flame behind the veil of a waterfall in Chestnut Ridge County Park in New York State (top) and in Cook Forest State Park in northwestern Pennsylvania (bottom). Check the latest closings and delays for schools, businesses, and churches. over 2 years ago. We used Google Maps to find the trailhead, heading south on Route 277.

If my boyfriend and I find ourselves in NY I’m going to talk him into going. A small chamber under the … Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of future Blue Collar Rising releases. The Hamburg volunteer fire department said one of the rescues involved a 15-year-old boy who got stuck near 18-mile creek while trying to save a dog that fell in the ravine. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. No one fell in the water on our last excursion. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Download it here. Thanks for sharing! Firefighters say the dog was not hurt and the teen refused medical treatment. This is so dope! This park has an eternal flame that is powered by natural gas seeping through cracks in the rocks. 0 videos remaining. The was a steady stream on hikers ahead of and behind us. Thank you for posting this! Thanks. I prefer to go in the fall when the colorful leaves add to the splendor (as if a natural flame under a waterfall isn’t enough). It looks like you guys had a blast, what a cool place to see. It can get a little muddy at times, but recent rainfall will also mean the waterfall will be flowing better. Find more details about upcoming events here.

There is no additional cost to you. We made the hike with three senior citizens, and I’ve hiked it before with a four year old. Log in for unlimited access. I never imagined such a thing. Eternal Flame Falls Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Orchard Park, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate.

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