Chittenango Falls State Park Trail

EASY 79 reviews

Chittenango Falls State Park Trail is a 0.6 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
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
2 days 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
16 days ago

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23 days 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).

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24 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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3 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 :)

3 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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.