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Cascadilla Falls (9 falls) [CLOSED]

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South Hill Town Recreation Way

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 bird watching 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

partially paved

views

waterfall

wild flowers

closed

Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

Trail is closed gate is easy to hop over but tricky for pets and kids. Beautiful views along a nice kept trail

hiking
3 days ago

Just breathtaking.

hiking
closed
rocky
11 days ago

Trail is closed. I went around. It is absolutely beautiful. Hasn’t been cleaned up due to it being closed. I passed about 6 ppl total. Enjoy it

hiking
21 days ago

5/5/20...Trail is closed for whatever reason.

walking
closed
rocky
1 month ago

Incredibly beautiful falls all along a stone stairway/pathway. Cool architecture to see along the walk (bridges, campus buildings, stone stairs).

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of stairs, beautiful views all the way up right next to the waterfalls.

1 month ago

This is closed right now, but is a short beautiful spot right in the middle of the City. The falls are all up through the walk.

hiking
1 month ago

Currently still closed

hiking
icy
6 months ago

Lovely spot for a hike, but currently closed for the winter season

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail with great views of waterfalls .. metered parking only

hiking
7 months ago

The path is well designed and the waterfalls are beautiful, I really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Good ROI as far as walking to seeing beauty. Crazy that it’s in the middle of town!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trial beautiful falls. Lots of stairs FYI def will do again . Parking is difficult

hiking
8 months ago

This is like a surprisingly naturish trail in the middle of town. We walked from Court street up to College town to explore. My husband was annoyed by all the steps, but we'd already hiked Buttermilk Falls that day.

hiking
9 months ago

Great falls, moderate hike and incline, well maintained.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun and easy!

10 months ago

This trail is so beautiful and well-maintained. Most of it is a wide, manmade pathway consisting of flat limestone or slate and concrete. The uphills alongside each waterfall are all stairways, also well-maintained. The waterfalls are breathtaking, cascading over beautiful shale ledges at different angles. I hiked it in July, and I imagine it's even more beautiful in the fall. The dogs and I walked to the trailhead from the house, and instead of hiking back on the trail I opted to walk across the Cornell campus and then down the hill to University Avenue. The trail is dog-friendly, but, as with all NY state parks, there are no trash bins provided, and you must pack out your dog's waste, so come prepared. When you complete hiking up the main leg of the trail, you emerge onto the Cornell campus on the edge of town, and Collegetown Bagels offers a convenient spot for lunch. The path continues to the south of the trolley bridge with a gentler grade on a crushed gravel path. Less dramatic scenery here, but a nice opportunity to catch your breath after all the stairways up, up, up.

walking
10 months ago

Love how it’s right in the middle of town. Like a portal to a magical land from a book. With huge looming walls of high rock around us, and a big rain the night before causing lots of dramatic rushing water, it was quite dramatic and impressive to all the ages of our group, and the walk was easy enough for the 6 year old (be sure to keep an eye on children though, since the path is right up to the waterfalls, especially with more rain! It can be dangerous).

walking
11 months ago

This was smack dab in the middle of Cornell University! A wonderful surprise. As unfit as I was, it really seemed more like an easy walk than a moderate trail. Shorter than expected, but picturesque around every turn. Students use the trail to go to and from class and you can see locals sitting alongside the creek, dipping their feet in the shallows. There’s more space for parking up top in/beside the University than at the bottom of the trail where there is only street parking at the bottom of a steep hill. I highly recommend this walk!

hiking
11 months ago

I enjoyed walking up the 460 steps so much, I did it twice. This trail is an absolute gem. It's great that it's a developed trail in the town. What a great trail and so pretty!

Sun May 26 2019

beautiful falls!

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Beautiful hidden gorge that goes from the city to Cornell

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2019

as of April 21st open. great trail beautiful waterfall views

hiking
Tue Apr 09 2019

I hike this trail during my lunch break at Cornell all the time (when in season). Once you are in the gorge, you would never know you’re in the middle of the city. It is beautiful and serene.

hiking
closed
rocky
Sat Apr 06 2019

Trail head sign states trail is closed for winter with a large iron gate to block any entrance. If/When the trail reopens, it is all stair climbing. Great views of the gorge and waterfalls throughout!

Sat Sep 22 2018

Trail closed as of 9/17 indefinitely for maintenance

Mon Sep 17 2018

Great trail for the whole family.

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