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.

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

Beautiful, well traveled, and easy trail. Took my parents when they came to visit and they were very impressed.

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12 days ago

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19 days ago

Was great with all the recent rain.

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

great hike if you do the loop taking the north rim trail to the south rim trail, about 3 miles with ups and downs. Great views!!

a beautiful waterfall, we hiked (which was pretty much a straight walk) to the bottom of it which took about 25 minutes. wish we got to see the top view of it! nothing else too exciting though.

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1 month ago

This is one of my favorite short distance, easy hikes in the Finger Lakes region. The gorge trail is beautiful and the cliffs extend really high. The creek bed was pretty dry on my last visit (due to drought conditions), but there's usually ankle deep water flowing that you can take off your shoes and walk in. The rock is flat & smooth there also.

The falls are higher than Niagara Falls, but very narrow. They were just a trickle during our last visit, but they are still majestic. There is also a great lookout from the upper rim that is a really good place for photos.

The gorge trail is short, less than a mile and is very easy. We did this as a 2nd hike for the day and we were in & out in less than 2 hours. The gorge trail is good for dogs and children. I definitely would recommend this one for the views alone.

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2 months ago

What a gorgeous park, my jaw dropped at every corner. I parked in the lot off Jacksonville road (free) then hiked down the South Rim Trail, out and back the Gorge Trail, and up the North Rim Trail to finish the loop. There had been a good amount of rain so the falls were majestic! Be sure to check out the Upper Falls where the North & South Rom Trails meet at the top. Trails were well maintained, stone stairs as the trails come out near the lake. Will definitely be back again!