The Gorge: C76
With its rocky incline and rushing cascade the Gorge provides the Gill’s
final descent to the Lake
. Aside from the opportunity for the best climb in Central Park the summit of the Gorge also provides an incredible view of all it oversees.
For many the Gorge all but defines the Ramble
with its true wilderness atmosphere including a high Overpass
and the cascading Gill
which passes beneath it with a rush of sound that makes any visitor to the Park look down and around at the surrounding trees and hanging foliage in awe.
A Central Park visitor walking north from the Rustic Shelter
along the path which runs parallel to the Lake
will first pass Gill Bridge 22
which leads to a small pool fed by the Gill
. If they continue north along the same path they will be surprised at the sudden appearance of the Overpass
and the descending Gorge to their left.