Cayuga Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Cayuga Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ithaca, New York and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty muddy this time of year, there were times it felt more like a swim than a hike! But that just added to the adventure of this otherwise moderate hike. Nice view of Fall Creek at some spots. Avoid the edge when up on the ridge--saw a tree fall off the hillside which illustrates the erosion that is continually happening there.

Monday, June 05, 2017

This is a great trail! to piggyback on what others have said the variety of ecosystems and elevations are just amazing I like that it is lightly used as well and I'll be bringing my Hiking Club here every once in a while it's a great addition to our regular rotation of hikes!

trail running
Saturday, March 18, 2017

I love this path, perhaps for nostalgia sake, but it really is beautiful and exemplifies why Ithaca is GORGEous! I would run this track in the evenings and reminded how beautiful the world can be! Wonderful in the winter too with all the snow but less friendly for running!

trail running
Friday, June 24, 2016

Love it!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

A friend and I just hiked this trail start to end and back to start, during late March. The campus section is a patchwork of natural areas and civilization, but it gets a bit more wild as it goes. It passes through a variety of different ecosystems/topographies, and there are a couple spots with pretty nice views. There are also some points where the routing of the trail feels a bit arbitrary and unnecessary. The trail is pretty well blazed in most spots, but having the map and/or directions can be a helpful backup. There are no bathrooms or places to get water (except for the Plantations Visitors Center).

hiking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Trail would have been a 4 star if we didn't have to walk on the road to get back to where we started (Monkey Road). First half was less enjoyable but that may have been because it was wet and rainy when we went. The second half has amazing views of Fall Creek. A good hike, pretty easy, would recommend to do when not rainy.

hiking
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Went during the fall. beautiful colors. wish there were more markers on where to go. peaceful trip though. great place to spend an afternoon.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

One of my favorite trails!

hiking
Sunday, September 29, 2013

This is a very beautiful hike. There are some steep areas but not many. The views of the gorge are stunning, especially in fall. The markings on the trees could be a bit better though. It might be easy to lose track for inexperienced hikers.

hiking
Sunday, June 16, 2013

Nice trail well maintained with some beautiful gorge views. It is not a very difficult trail; only a few short sections might be a little steep!

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nice trail not too difficult. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Friday, April 30, 2010

I love hiking in the Ithaca area, nice trails, scenery, and all around good time.

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recorded 3/31 Hike

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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