Buttermilk Falls State Park

MODERATE 123 reviews

Buttermilk Falls State Park is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ithaca, New York 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 652 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

river

waterfall

hiking
1 hour ago

Went there late February. Unfortunately the trail that travels along the falls was closed due to ice. Still a nice stop in the winter if you are in the Ithaca area. If you have to travel wait till Spring/Summer. For our full review visit us @ ExploreCNYTrails.com

14 days ago

A waterfall? Try several. Absolutely stunning. Probably 10 waterfalls on this trail alone

hiking
1 month ago

A peaceful getaway with Ithaca city limits. And a pretty good climb to get started.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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!

3 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Short but pretty not as nice as Robert h treman

walking
4 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
5 months ago

5 months ago

Gorgeous falls and a really well maintained trails

6 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!

6 months ago

Simply a great trail

6 months ago