Cascadilla Falls (9 falls)

MODERATE 69 reviews

Cascadilla Falls (9 falls) is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ithaca, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

15 days ago

beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked Cascadilla Falls after three days of heavy rain and the water was nearly overflowing its banks. Despite the heavy flow of water and the raging torrent, the trail felt sturdy and safe.

3 months ago

Waterfall at the trail head is beautiful, however the gorge trail is closed for the winter.

hiking
7 months ago

9 months ago

Nice short hike through beautiful scenery. Close to college.

hiking
10 months ago

I have this a 5 due to it really coming thru on waterfalls in a short period of time. also a well made trail system. great quick hike!

hiking
10 months ago

This is a very beautiful easy hike along several waterfalls.

hiking
10 months ago

Unfortunately this trail was partially closed during our visit (near Stewart Ave) so plan ahead. We did manage to see a lot of it by coming from Cornell's side - and what we saw was lovely. Just wish the signage was a bit clearer regarding the closure.

10 months ago

Just beautiful

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful scenery

hiking
10 months ago

absolutely beautiful I went a couple of days after a big rain storm and the falls were great

10 months ago

10 months ago

Great, quick trail. The views of the multiple waterfalls going up are outstanding. Went at about 930 on a Saturday morning – – only a few people on the trail at that time. If you get tired easily, start at the bottom and turn around at Cornell University.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail full of scenic views of cascading water. The trail presents a low to moderate fitness challenge based on your own fitness level. Be prepared to climb some steep stairs, but, well worth it. This trail is rather short though, however, it connects with the Upper Gorge trail if you want a little more.

hiking
11 months ago

This place is soooo beautiful.

hiking
11 months ago

lived in Ithaca for 21 years total and never walked this gorge until today and is just as awesome as the rest of the Ithaca waterfalls deff a don't miss

hiking
11 months ago

A very nice walk to several cascades/falls. It seemed to be a through way for college kids though and there were some smoking weed. The walk way is very well maintained in fact they were cleaning it when I got there. I highly recommend viewing this. It's a very pretty trail.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One of my favorite ways to get from college town to the commons. Beautiful and right off of Cornell's campus!

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

The entire trail is stairs and it was pretty hard on my legs but the falls were so beautiful it was definitely worth it! Super short trail though only took about a half hour

Friday, September 23, 2016

Short but cool little less trail easy

Saturday, August 27, 2016

First time here! There are many many stairs, but the entire walk is beside the falls. Absolutely beautiful !!
Parking is tough, and if you have bad knees/hips, bring a walking aid to help up the stairs.

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Almost no parking, so explore the side streets around a bit first. The entire hike is short, but stairs so I wouldn't try if just beginning hiking. I'm still sore. Beautiful waterfalls stuck right in downtown.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

hard to find a place to park, very nice short hike

walking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

beau sentier dans cette ville universitaire. a deux pas de tout les services.

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Decent hike right around campus

hiking
Friday, December 04, 2015

A nice short walk up a set of stairs to the top of the falls and back down; a little over 1.1 miles and quite nice even on a cloudy day... Nice waterfalls all along the trail!

hiking
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Not for "very experienced outdoorsman". I walk this trail about every day and while the uphill has many stairs, my 80 year old mom did it. The moderately fit can handle it easily. It is all paved with hand rails and such and is a beautiful and short jaunt. Not open in the winter. Take a lunch and eat by a waterfall.

walking
Friday, May 08, 2015

Great trail- goes from the bottom of Cornell's campus down to a neighborhood near downtown. Wonderful for a scenic commute during the spring, summer and fall!

walking
Friday, October 12, 2012

Nice simple trail .. mostly stairs , pretty spills

hiking
1 month ago

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