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

This is an awesome place and one of my favorites when I just can't decide where to hike. Easy areas or challenging areas depending on what you feel like. You can jump across the street to the Wells falls area and do two great hikes in a day. Highly recommend this area for am easy or strenuous hike depending on what route you take.

Quick and easy, gorgeous views

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22 days ago

The end is so worth it

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This is a steep trail, but it offers fabulous views and makes for a nice, fairly moderate hike. It offers views of the waterfall and dogs can come too, as long as they are kept on a leash. It makes for a great hike in late spring, summer, and early fall. There is also a swimming hole that can get very crowded on the weekends, but makes for a nice cool off after the hike. All in all, it's a great hike with a lot to offer, and I definitely will be coming back!

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!