Buttermilk Falls State Park is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ithaca, NY that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The hike is extremely steep for the first half a mile or so, but it flattens out a bit once you get going. When the river is drier, you can walk across to the other side and explore, or just follow the river itself upstream. It's beautiful hike!
this was so much fun. long hike lots of up hill very beautiful
Lots of steps, but worth the climb. Not much water flowing, but still a very beautiful and enjoyable hike.
Short but pretty not as nice as Robert h treman
VERY enjoyable and beautiful!! The stairs are definitely a climb and a bit challenging if you're an asthmatic like me but the climb is SOOO worth it. There are several waterfalls along with natural pools (careful though the rock floor can be slippery) overall I loved the time that was spent here.
Gorgeous falls and a really well maintained trails
Very nice hike! People jump in the water at different points! I am not that adventurous and will not be trying that any time soon!
Simply a great trail
Too bad there is a drought in the area, it would be fanatastic. But now only a little stream...
The falls were amazing! There are a lot of stairs but you can bypass a lot of them by going to the lower park entrance
My favorite place on Earth❤️
I'm loving this one
A lot of stairs....but worth it for the views.
Beautiful gorge hike. NY is experiencing a bit of a drought so the falls were not that impressive. However, the gorge itself is well worth the hike.
Just gorgeous, family friendly, a must visit if you're in Ithaca. Did it at least three times while in Ithaca.