Chittenango Falls

EASY 105 reviews

Chittenango Falls is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cazenovia, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
13 days ago

This was a nice easy trail that took less than an hour at a leisurely pace. We are from Portland Oregon area and this was a great falls to see on the east coast! I would recommend it to anyone who would like an easy view point or enjoys a short hike.

25 days ago

Easy downhill hike with a great view of this massive waterfall. It also has some interesting history.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike around the waterfall. The bridge down the fall is a great viewing spot.

1 month ago

Pretty waterfall, reasonably large. But....more of a picnic area than a real trail.

hiking
4 months ago

alway great

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

A+

7 months ago

Great for tween boys who love to explore. Really a gem in @syracuse

7 months ago

Super easy hike & the falls here are absolutely beautiful !

7 months ago

Super easy short hike but worth it the waterfall is breath taking it should be on everyone’s bucket list

hiking
8 months ago

The falls are very close to parking. You just go down a bunch of stairs. But there are great trails that are really well marked. Easy hiking, I went on a rainy, cold fall day and no one else was out there! Awesome!

hiking
8 months ago

Don't go in the morning hours if you're planning on taking photos, as the light is not conducive. Still a gorgeous little hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail for taking pictures, the waterfall is huge. We hiked with a 6 year old and a baby in a backpack. I would agree the "easy" could be misleading- it can be easy if you want to stay around the top where the parking lot is, and enjoy the view from the top of the waterfall but it could be very difficult for someone with joint problems to get to the bottom of the falls and back up- lots of stairs or switchbacks. That being said the trail was well maintained when we were there and "easy" for our six year old to navigate and the footing was good- not slippery or wet. There is no swimming allowed, there is a small park with playground and bathroom facilities at the top near the parking lot as well. Would recommend going at least once as the waterfall is the largest I've seen on a natural hike (excluding Niagara Falls).

hiking
9 months ago

One of my favorite waterfalls to visit every year. It's beautiful no matter what the season!

10 months ago

Hiked trail down to Chittenango creek...perfect for a relaxing walk with our dog.
$5.00 admission per xar is well worth the overlook of falls and several outreaching trails to mwadows and creek.

11 months ago

Looked beautiful from above today. Honestly, we didn't get to hike it today as the Gorge Trail is currently closed due to damage from a recent storm (according to staff there). Please check the state website to see if it is still closed before venturing out that way. We will try again another day :)

11 months ago

5 stars for impressive falls. If you're looking for a good hike or falls you can swim in, this is not what you want. Swimming is prohibited here because of fragile wildlife. Also, be mindful of the state park fee to see these falls ($5 maybe?) at least on the weekends.

hiking
11 months ago

I love this gorgeous waterfall, but the "easy" designation is misleading. It's a steep climb down to the bottom that is accessible by stairs. I would caution folks with knee problems from participating.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great little falls. Have been here 7 or 8 times. Short easy hike. You can take pictures of falls from many different angles. Nice picnic area with small playground. Great family spot.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

a cool, very easy hike. you walk down some stairs and then a little path. the view is amazing!! easy for everyone

walking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

A lot of fun and relatively easy trail. Some loose stones and logs may be slippery if it's a wet day. Beautiful scenery!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trail down to the bridge at the bottom of the falls was closed for the season when I went to this park on Jan. 12. Beautiful views though. Right off the main road.

walking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Honestly just kind of stumbled across this place when I was out visiting my sister. Such a beautiful place and not difficult to get to at all.

Monday, October 24, 2016

My favorite place in NY

nature trips
Monday, October 24, 2016

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Great waterfall. Pretty fun going off the course

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful falls, easy hike for all. Short and sweet but nice view!

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

short trail...tough incline for little kids wear shoes u don't care get muddy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Best waterfall in CNY

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Really pretty park. The view of the waterfall is awesome. Not much hiking, it's a really short trail to the bottom of the waterfall.

I loved it.

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