Taughannock Falls is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trumansburg, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, canoeing, and sea kayaking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Ithaca, NY: Travel 8 miles north along SR 89. There is parking by the South Rim
Stunning and majestic waterfall!
So beautiful. Just very icy and muddy towards the falls.
Gorgeous view on a beautiful day. Most parts of the trail were really icy though.
fun hike with an amazing waterfall
October 2016 - the falls are still pretty dried out from the summer drought but the fall colors were absolutely beautiful! The colors were at peak and the forests was filled with so many beautiful colors! Nice hike for families and even elders
The gorge is worth the drive and the walk. There wasn't much water flowing while we were there, but the gorge was still amazing. I thought the signs about the falling rock was a little much, but then were heard a loud crack and several pieces of shale broke away and dropped into the pool and the bottom of the falls. Parking is limited at the bottom trail head. New bathrooms and information center recently opened the overlook. the upper falls and gorge were worth a look as well.
Loved this though the gorge trail was boring the rim trail was magnificent lots and lots of Falcons and Hawks and stuff very cool
Easy hike and the trails are always maintained. Best to go during the week, there's always a crowd and sometimes parking can be skinny. The gorge is gorgeous!
because of the draught there is no water on the riverbed or waterfalls, however still a very nice scenic walk through the gorge trail. it is closed halfway through due to landslide, but they created a path through the riverbed to help counter that.
Scenic area with several hiking options from accessible to moderate
Hiked this with my infant, dog and husband. There is a drought going on now but it still really is beautiful! I would recommend the gorge trail for those with your little one that begins at the bottom going straight to the waterfall, shaded and it's not steep. It's closed half way there but you can walk on the dried river bed towards the falls. The rim trail going up from gorge trail is pretty steep and there are several roots on the floor so watch your step, but it has points where you can stop and sightsee, and it's shaded as well. I'm definently coming back during the fall!