Taughannock Falls is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trumansburg, NY 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
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!
Quick and easy! Loved seeing the turkey vultures at first from the ground and then getting a closer view on the upper trail.
Beautiful setting. When we were there the water was really flowing! Wedding took place overlooking the Fall. It was gorgeous.
Easiest trail in the world being flat and 20 feet wide. Suggest walking thru the water up to the falls!
If you are here for the falls, you can only see the upper viewpoint. The lower view point is closed. It is only worth driving to the top and view the falls. The open trails are boring and the view point along the trail does not show much. The marina looks happening. Would have been a better trip if the lower access trail was available.
sentier bien aménager, pas très long et qui vous amène à une chute spectaculaire. on peut marcher dans la rivière qui est une roche plate.
Disappointed, Gorge was closed when I got there. Went hiking and the trails lead no where. I do have to say the park marina is beautiful and the park staff great. However, my overall experienced did not meet my expectations.
The lower trail is easy and stroller friendly.
Love this park. Always a family favorite.
This is a cool state park. The upper trail gives you cool views of the falls from a far, then the short lower falls trail takes you right up close. Check out my full write up which includes directions and other things to look out for.
Breathtaking waterfall! We hiked up the hill from the bottom parking lot to get to the top of the falls and did not think the trail was worth the hike (nothing to see). There is a parking lot at the top of the falls, which we knew, but we thought the trail might have had something to offer that we'd miss by just walking from the parking lot.. Nope. It was a nice walk in the woods anyhow.. The trail that leads to the bottom of the falls was really a flat, easy, beautiful walk to a gorgeous waterfall. We could've sat there all day. Love that it's open year round. Perfect place for children or elderly people that want to see Falls but can't climb stairs or hills.