Buttermilk Falls State Park

MODERATE 75 reviews

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.

3.4 miles 658 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

river

waterfall

hiking
12 days ago

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!

22 days ago

1 month ago

this was so much fun. long hike lots of up hill very beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of steps, but worth the climb. Not much water flowing, but still a very beautiful and enjoyable hike.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Short but pretty not as nice as Robert h treman

walking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Gorgeous falls and a really well maintained trails

3 months ago

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!

3 months ago

Simply a great trail

hiking
3 months ago

Too bad there is a drought in the area, it would be fanatastic. But now only a little stream...

hiking
3 months ago

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

4 months ago

My favorite place on Earth❤️

4 months ago

I'm loving this one

hiking
4 months ago

A lot of stairs....but worth it for the views.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Just gorgeous, family friendly, a must visit if you're in Ithaca. Did it at least three times while in Ithaca.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago