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nature trips
11 hours ago

We went to the overlook point n saw and we were not thrilled and then we drove to the gorge trail head, We started the hike and its less than a mile once we reached the falls it was surely a great feeling. We went after heavy rains so we could see decent amount of water but if you go in mid summer I doubt if you can hardly enjoy the falls. The gorge trail head is right next to Cayuga so we spent some time there as well, worth a visit!!

nature trips
11 hours ago

Its in the downtown of Ithaca... And its not much of a hike just 5mins walk from the road but its worth a stop. The falls is scenic.

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing trail. I was initially disappointed that it was raining my only day in Ithaca but turned out for the best. There were hardly any people to contend with and it cooled me off on what couldn’t been a tough hike/trail run. I did a lollipop loop where I started at the south lot took a left halfway through to get the rim trail and then got back on the gorge trail at the north lot. Another advantage to parking the south lot was a cold refreshing dip afterwards!

Though a short and easy trail, it set the pace for a brisk hike through the woods. The waterfalls were dry when we visited (mid August), but the view was still very scenic and pristine. This trail is perfect for first timers.

Not so much of a hike but a quick walk to a sweet waterfall and a nice swim if you’d like

Tricky to get to. Got turned around and ended up off trail twice, but the waterfall is breathtaking and we were the only hikers that day.

hiking
3 days ago

We started from the south lot so we did all the elevation first, a lot of steps and inclines in this direction but not terrible. The views are spectacular from the rim and the gorge side once alongside the falls. The step on the rim trail took a good bit of effort but I was looking for that. If you’re looking for an easier route than you could Park 2 cars, one at each lot and start from the north to mostly skip the inclines. Really amazing spot and well maintained.

One of our favorites.

Walked the trail first. It was a workout. Went as far as the meadow at the top and came back down. Then walked the creek bed & up to multiple waterfalls. Did not go too far as the water became too deep. It was beautiful & challenging.
Bug spray is a must!

hiking
6 days ago

Definitely a well maintained man made trail. A good workout and a beautiful view.

hiking
7 days ago

Amazing trail ! Going again this weekend.

Taughannock is one of my favorite NYS parks. A must see

nice after a rain.

nice when after a rain.

still closed 8/8/18

Really beautiful!

Great hike! The falls at the top are wonderful, with a nice shallow swimming hole at the bottom.

Not very busy. Very steep in a few places. Falls were a bit dried up but still pretty.

hiking
10 days ago

Hit a hive a ground bees on green trail off of this trail...very bad...just warning anyone who takes white trail to be careful they swarmed us and stung us

walking
11 days ago

Love it a great short easy walk to get outside and a waterfall at the end

hiking
11 days ago

Excellent loop for kids and pets. Great wildlife and birding if there aren’t too many people out.

Nice set of trails. Word of warning to watch your foot in if it just recently rained. Trails can be very slick and steep! Very nice walk with the dogs however! Definitely recommended for a nice trek and many trails to weave through! Also watch for dogs off leash apparently!

hiking
11 days ago

Somewhat overgrown and very muddy.Probably better earlier in the year and not after the rain we just had.Very buggy but gave a good workout!

challenging and awesome. Will be back

Very nice, we enjoyed our walk

hiking
12 days ago

Fantastic hike today with a refreshing dip at the end at the lower falls ... highly recommend this spot if you are in the Finger Lakes region.

Loved walking through the stream the whole way. Great place for kids to play in the creek, and then in the water hole at the end. Gorgeous water falls.

walking
15 days ago

Nice easy hike to the falls, optional walk along the creek bed in sections. Good for kids and dogs!

hiking
15 days ago

Very lovely views, lots of nice spots to sit along the way. SOOO MANY STEPS! Picnic area was very nice. One of the better waterfall hikes upstate.

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