Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake, with marina, boat launch and beach nearby. A multi-use trail--hiking, cross-country skiing--winds past sledding slopes and natural skating ponds. Boat Launch Site not suitable for any type of sailboat. The park also offers organized activities including tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront.

hiking
5 days ago

Super easy trail but definitely worth it! Very scenic. Lots of friendly dogs as well!

hiking
16 days ago

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21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

It’s definitely a decent hike. We started on the North Rim, went to the Gorge Trail. We hiked back up through the Sound Rim trail back to the car. 5.2 miles in total. The views are amazing and there are most definitely smaller and more exciting trails to take.

walking
24 days ago

Easy walk to the falls. Be sure to visit the overlook as well.

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

nice walk with good views of the gorge walls. the waterfall at the end is also a great site to see

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, easy trail with a gorgeous waterfall at its end. Great place to take kids and pets.

This is a very easy hike to the base of the falls. It is a direct, flat wide path and you can easily hike this trail without hiking shoes or boots. The trail is parallel to a river for its entire length. The trail is open to the sun at times and covered by trees at other points.

Things to know:

You can not actually get to the base of the falls as the trail ends at an outlook which is a safe distance from the falls and any falling rocks

Wear water shoes if possible as you can walk in the flat bed river next to the trail and the kids love this

Across the street is a state park which you can walk or drive to. There is a large playground there and places to grill and eat right on the water