Carpenter Falls (3 falls)

MODERATE 58 reviews

Carpenter Falls (3 falls) is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moravia, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.1 miles
193 feet

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

2 months ago

This isn't really a loop. It's a down-and-back trail. There's a point where you can go down (which is where it starts to "loop") to the river, but you have to walk along the river the rest of the way, which really isn't easy. Would probably be fine in the summer in sandals when you could walk in the water. But if you're trying to keep your feet dry, I wouldn't recommend trying to do the "loop."

3 months ago

This trail is quite the scramble once you get near the bigger falls. Going behind the waterfall was nice treat. Lots of people out on this trail today despite the cool weather and dark clouds. We were going walk to Lake Skaneateles but ran out of daylight due to the pending rain.

3 months ago

Lots of traffic on warm days , though overall a very beautiful hike . The falls are gorgeous and the trail out to the preserve pops out at Skaneateles Lake . Not a very long hike but still fairly challenging .

3 months ago

Beautiful hike! From the map a quick hike to the falls then back and off towards the lake where it joins the Bag at Nature preserve. Beautiful hike!

5 months ago

Beautiful hike with small amount of foot traffic. As others have noted, there is quite a steep hill to get to the falls. It can be very slippery. The falls are beautiful and worth the adventure.

6 months ago

Don't miss the small trail section that takes you behind the waterfall.

6 months ago

really a good hike took my daughter and we had a great time

7 months ago

7 months ago

Short trail, but the waterfall is beautiful!

8 months ago

great outing with my family!! challenging if you go off trail!!

9 months ago

a steeps way down

11 months ago

11 months ago

very beautiful

Monday, January 16, 2017

Taking a left when you enter this trail leads to the closest fall, it's so beautiful! I brought my mom who has back problems and immediately regretted it because there are some very narrow paths that can be very dangerous if you lose footing. The right path brings you through beautiful woods far above a river that flows below to the left. It's one of my favorite walks

Monday, October 24, 2016

Beautiful trail but can be slippery in some steep spots. Well marked and easy to follow. One of the top three falls in CNY area.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Great hike well maintained and trail markers are very clear. there are some off trail areas you can use to get to waterfalls but the are very steep and you should have proper shoes for those.

Friday, September 09, 2016

I loved this hike and the waterfall!! it was a very well maintained trail and very well marked.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Good hike, steep but doable.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The falls are beautiful. One section of the trail was quite a work out.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Carpenter Falls is such a beautiful location. To get to the falls, you have to go down steep slopes. But fortunately, there are many branches sticking out of the ground to help you go down those slopes. I was only able to find two of the waterfalls sadly but, I'll definitely go again and look for the third.

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