Deep Gorge

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Deep Gorge

The Deep Gorge is a location that appears in Twilight Princess. It is situated in the deepest part of Faron Woods, beside the Forest Temple. The Gorge acts as the only connection between Faron Woods and the Sacred Grove. This is the prime route that Link must take in order to reach the Grove on both occasions.


The first time Link travels here is during the Master Sword quest, as this is the key to unlocking his true form at Princess Zelda's request.[1][2] When first entering the vicinity of the Gorge, Link spots a Monkey running away from a group of injurious Puppets. After defeating the Puppets, the Monkey hints of something hidden deep within the Woods, referring to what Princess Zelda previously said to Link.[3] Link must use Midna's jumping ability to traverse the cliffs that lead up to the Gorge. Link then comes across two platforms which spin depending on the wind, similar in structure to the passages seen previously in the Forest Temple. During the next section, Link, in Wolf form, has to cross two rope segments. Only then does Wolf Link reach the entrance to the Sacred Grove.

Later on in the game, Link has to pass through the Gorge again, when in search of a missing Mirror Shard. Rusl informs Link of a mysterious temple hidden deep within Faron Woods, known as the Temple of Time.[4] This time, Rusl calls upon his partner, a Golden Cucco, to assist Link in reaching his desired destination.[5][6] Before moving forward, Rusl warns him that this task is not simple, but rather difficult if he is not careful enough.[7] Now in Hylian form, Link uses the Golden Cucco to traverse from platform to platform and he has to use the Gale Boomerang to activate the now still bridges. This enables Link to access the Sacred Grove. After this section of the game, Link is able to warp directly to the Sacred Grove, meaning there is no true need to access this area again. In fact, Link is unable to access the Deep Gorge after this section of the game.



  1. "Head for the sacred grove that lies deep within the lands guarded by the spirit Faron. There you will find the blade of evil's bane that was crafted by the wisdom of the ancient sages... the Master Sword." — Princess Zelda, Twilight Princess.
  2. "That princess holds the key that can unlock you from your shadow form..." — Midna, Twilight Princess.
  3. "Listen, since you're so nice, let me tell you something: there's a really pretty wooded area on the other side of this cliff! I climbed over there, but when I tried to get deeper into the woods, THOSE guys attacked me! What's in those woods, anyway?" — Monkey, Twilight Princess.
  4. "Do you know about the far side of this deep gorge? Some say there is an ancient temple deep in the woods that guards a sacred power." — Rusl, Twilight Princess.
  5. "To cross the gorge, just use my partner here." — Rusl, Twilight Princess.
  6. "...Do you doubt my partner's skills? He flies like a dream! Believe me!" — Rusl, Twilight Princess.
  7. "Getting across the gorge and entering the temple will be difficult, make no mistake." — Rusl, Twilight Princess.