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Beautiful park with spectacular views of many waterfalls. Multiple stone stars take you up, down, behind and close up to the falls. Great experience!

Absolutely beautiful trail tucked in middle of the city. Hard to find this much scenery in such a short trail.

The falls are magical and there’s great picture spots all along the way.

It’s not really a trail and it can get overly crowded fast. Better off going through the entire park and finding your own swimming spot.

hiking
11 days ago

so many beautiful views

crowded on the holiday weekend which was hard on the narrow rocks, but 100% worth it so beautiful.

The gorge trail is beautiful. Definitely worth doing. Wear water shoes. There is a shuttle at the end of you can’t make the entire loop.

Absolutely gorgeous! Fairly easy hike on even terrain. Be prepared to climb stairs and get a little wet. Tons of tourists!

Great views but tons of people

Trail is well marked up and down on the Appletree Rd side of the water ... if you go up or down the other side be prepared, difficulty increases significantly around the lower falls areas .... slippery, steep, not well marked. Great hike no matter how you attack it, just be careful.

Loved this place! Saw too many people wearing improper footwear.

Did this today and Wow, so Beautiful. Also did the South rim trail, but there was no compariosn for the beauty from the other trails. There was a $6.00 fee for parking and it was Super busy, would deffently do this hike again but would go during the week and Not the weekend, there was people everywhere, but still super pretty

Did the south rim trail and the Indian trail. The gorge trail was closed due to ice on the trial. Really nice and not many difficult spots. Definitely a place to return to.

hiking
1 month ago

I frequent many many state parks, but this one always takes the cake! There are many stairs on the gorge trail, but they are spread out and there are plenty of places to rest as well. Such a beautiful home well worth the work!

Terrific views of waterfalls, but would not necessarily call it a hike. More like a tourist attraction. Second half of this trail is very dull.

Fantastic scenery. Multiple waterfalls. Great paths carved into the gorge. One spot you can walk behind the waterfall. We walked about 4 miles total. Good hike for just about anyone.

Great trail. Bring water shoes or waterproof hiking boots, you will be walking through water.

Bring the kids here once a year. Enjoyable.

had a great time even with all the trails being closed due to bad weather looking forward to going back when the trails are open!

800 stone steps but worth the trip!

I visit Carpenter Falls all the time and it is always a great experience. It is a short hike, I would just recommend being cautious if you plan on following the trail down behind the falls as it is steep and can be slippery since the falls keep the trail fairly wet. At the trail head there is an option to take a right instead of a left, which takes you to another falls, which I believe are called Angel Falls, and even farther down it comes out right at Skaneateles Lake. This trail however isn't clearly marked and it is fairly difficult to get down to the other falls since you have to climb down the ravine. It is definitely worth it, however, just make sure you are wearing proper footwear, for both falls.

This is a nice trail. Nothing too exciting. It gets a much higher rating if you add the gorge trail or some of the other spurs.

I'm very impressed with the amount of work It must have taken to build the boardwalk sections of the lake loop trail. Rare glimpses of the normally un walkable marsh area and it's inhabitants are really a special treat.

We liked this hike for a quick, short yet beautiful walk!

One of the coolest waterfalls around. There are no safety rails or guard rails you can get right up under the falls. The main fall is only about a 5 min walk from where you park. Easy hike but steep in parts so be careful. The other trails are not marked clearly and the All Trails map is close but not exact. This is more just state land with public access than a park. Be careful not to to get lost. With all that being said, Carpenters falls is one of the few places left without a ton of safety measures. It’s been kept mostly natural with minimal human interference. It’s very cool I highly recommend taking the trip. There’s not too many places like this left where you can get right under the falls.

Steep but good climb on the rims.

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