Gorge Trail to Bear Trail to Lake Treman Loop

MODERATE 202 reviews

Gorge Trail to Bear Trail to Lake Treman Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ithaca, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

Checked this one out in June of 2017. And this hike doesn’t disappoint! It’s beautiful and moderately well trafficked. Great for all ages. There’s a bit of stairs along the way which are a great way to enter the trail. Awesome views of the falls and rock formations, would definitely go again.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy beautiful hike. Fantastic waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

I had forgotten how beautiful this hike was. If you are looking for waterfalls this will definitely fit the bill. There are a lot of steps so there is a little bit of a workout. This was the third and final hike while I was down in Ithaca this past weekend, none of them disappointed. The way out on this one, going around the lake, and taking pictures on the damn on the way back down were definitely highlights. I can't wait to go camping down in Ithaca again and explore more of the area.

4 months ago

Nice hike with nice views. Decently trafficked on the lower sections, so not the best place for a private peaceful hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Gorge hike has numerous falls, steep stair climb at beginning of hike. Well worth the effort. $8 state park entrance fee per car

hiking
4 months ago

This is a good hike thru the gorge and views of waterfalls in the area. Well worth your time to try out.

hiking
5 months ago

Very good hike. The Gorge trail allows you to get close to several unique waterfalls. It begins with a few long-ish staircases, but the effort here is totally worth it. The Bear Trail is a quiet forested hike with some easy rolling hills. The Lake Treman loop is above the lakeside water level and has a few moderate hills and a couple long staircases. Nice wildflowers on both the Bear trail and the Lake Treman loop, but if you're pressed for time, the Gorge trail is not to be missed.

hiking
5 months ago

This hike is very beautiful up and around the falls that eventually you can walk along the gorge. We had rain the last 2 miles but helped cool us off.

hiking
5 months ago

First time for my fiance and I at the fingerlakes. Probably the best trail we went on for our time up here! The first stretch was difficult with the stairs but soo worth it!

5 months ago

Beautiful! Make sure you go all the way to the very top

hiking
7 months ago

This is an amazing hike. The beginning is tough as it is a basically a quarter mile flight of stairs. However, the climb is totally worth it with each pool and waterfall more beautiful than the next. The bear trail portion leaves the gorge and follows the stream. The trail is well maintained and markings are easy to follow. You can make the trail a loop by crossing the gorge in one of two locations to hit the rim trail. We choose to stick to the Gorge trail.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

My first time on this part of the trail. It was gorgeous and charming. The view changes every few steps!

hiking
9 months ago

This was a very nice trail with lots of different scenery to enjoy along the trail. We started out early but mid morning the weather got very hot, hazy and humid. Take lots of hydration if you plan to hike this during the late summer months. The water pools are amazing in the morning sun.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful walk with lots of gorges to enjoy and sit and waid into

hiking
10 months ago

Went there late February. Unfortunately the trail that travels along the falls was closed due to ice. Still a nice stop in the winter if you are in the Ithaca area. If you have to travel wait till Spring/Summer.

11 months ago

A waterfall? Try several. Absolutely stunning. Probably 10 waterfalls on this trail alone

11 months ago

A peaceful getaway with Ithaca city limits. And a pretty good climb to get started.

hiking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The hike is extremely steep for the first half a mile or so, but it flattens out a bit once you get going. When the river is drier, you can walk across to the other side and explore, or just follow the river itself upstream. It's beautiful hike!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

this was so much fun. long hike lots of up hill very beautiful

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