18 Mile Creek

18 Mile Creek Park is a 466 acre undeveloped park located in the Town of Hamburg, NY. The primary trailhead is located at the end of South Creek Rd, and the parks boasts upwards of 25 single pitch ice climbs that range from WI2-WI3 in difficulty. As of December 2021 ice climbing in the park is allowed by permit only, which are issued by the Erie County Parks Department. You can find a copy of the permit application here or on the Parks website, linked below.

Park Information:

  • 18-Mile Creek Ice Climbing Permitting Event
    The Western New York Access Coalition is excited to announce that we will be holding an 18-Mile Creek Ice Climbing Permit signing event at CRG Buffalo on December 9th from 6:00-8:00PM and December 10th from 1:00 – 3:00PM. This event is meant to ease the burden of acquiring the yearly permit required to ice climb … Read more
  • 18 Mile Creek Ice Climbing Permit
    The Western New York Access Coalition is happy to announce that ice climbing is once again permitted in 18-Mile Creek Park, in the town of Hamburg, New York! All ice climbers will be required to obtain an ice climbing permit from the Erie County Parks Department prior to ice climbing. The permit is free, is … Read more
  • 18 Mile Creek Access
    Attention Ice Climbers: We need your help! Sometime between 3 and 6 February 2021, a notice was posted at the trailhead of 18-Mile Creek County Park stating, “Stay Off Waterfalls Absolutely No Climbing”. 18-Mile Creek County Park is a 466 acre undeveloped park with a 60 ft deep gorge cut through it, caused by the … Read more

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