Eternal Flame Falls

Waterfall Name: Eternal Flame Falls
Aka: ————-
Location: Orchard Park Twn

First Visit: 04-13-2014

State: New York State
Region: Western Region
County: Erie County

Park Area: Chestnut Ridge Park Shale Creek Preserve
NYS Tourism Region: Niagara Frontier
NYDEC Region: Western New York

Waterfall Challenge: ————-

Waterfall Location: N42.70231 W78.75286
Parking: N42.70192 W78.74713
Trailhead: N42.701948 W78.747933
Trail Name, Reference to: Eternal Flame Hiking Trail

Stream, River: Shale Creek
Height, Type: 30ft,Cascade,tributary waterfall on right 20ft
Elevation: 1050 ft
Level of Difficulty, Hiking Distance: 1.5 Hours Roundtrip

Whitewater Rte, Canoe Rte Map: ————-
Maps: Western New York All-Outdoors Atlas & Field Guide, 2008,B4,pg111

My Resource: Western New York All-Outdoors Atlas & Field Guide, 2008,B4,pg111
Book Resource: 200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York: A Finder’s Guide Paperback – June 5, 2018, by Rich and Sue Freeman,Waterfalls in Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee & Wyoming Counties,pg56
Brochures, Travel Guides, Visitor Guides: Eternal FlameTrail Map,
Additional Information:

Photos, Information Contributed to other Websites: Dig the Falls

Landmark: Large Parking Area With Signs Pointing The Way.
Nearest Intersection: Seyfert Rd and Rte 277
Directions: From I-90 W in Hamburg, Take exit 57 to the right onto Rt-75 towards Hamburg and drive for .5 miles. Take the Rt-75 N ramp to the right towards Rt-20/Rt-5 and drive for .7 miles. Turn right onto Southwestern Blvd and drive for .2 miles. Keep right onto Sowles Rd and drive for 3.4 miles. Keep right onto Powers Rd and drive for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Chestnut Ridge Rd and drive for 2.1 miles.

Comments, Notes: The trail was very well marked. Walking up the stream on some ice was a bit challenging.