Ithaca Falls Trail

EASY 62 reviews

Ithaca Falls Trail is a 0.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ithaca, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

Very simple, easy walk to a small waterfall. These falls have a fun little sitting area made of rock chairs and a rock table at the base of the falls, and they are also with in a few minutes drive of other falls such as Cascadilla Falls. No swimming.

walking
8 days ago

It's a beautiful, large waterfall, but it's more of a walk-up than a hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Wouldn’t consider this a hike. Saw a lot of people fishing and a couple love birds enjoying the falls.

Beautiful look at the falls but not much of a hike

walking
6 months ago

This isn’t really a trail. It’s more of a scenic viewing area. There’s a Little Rock chair right next to the falls situated in the middle of a residential area. But it’s beautiful nonetheless and totally worth checking out. (June 2017)

6 months ago

The falls is fantastic -quick incredible, but this isn’t a hike.It a simple walk to the falls.

nature trips
6 months ago

not a hike just waterfall

nature trips
8 months ago

This is not a trail. There is a parking lot and you walk about 100 yards to get a good look at the falls. The falls are huge and beautiful. They are interestingly located in a residential neighborhood.

These falls are with in a few minutes drive of other falls such as cascadilla

These falls have a fun little sitting area made of rock chairs and a rock table at the base of the falls

PLEASE obey the NO SWIMMING signs!! There is a sign at the falls entrance that blatantly states you can die swimming here and sure enough, earlier this year a local college student did

walking
9 months ago

Simple easy trail with a small waterfall.

walking
9 months ago

Super easy 'hike' and all this time being in the Ithaca area, I had no idea this waterfall existed. Light walk that will get you right up to bottom of the cascading water. Popular spot for beginners, but still a must see for anyone!

walking
9 months ago

This is a very short walk to the falls. The falls were amazing.

hiking
9 months ago

There's barely any walking involved to see the waterfall. It was breath taking!

9 months ago

C'mon. You can see the falls from the street. The trail is nearly flat. There's a great spot for a picnic. Why wouldn't you do this. The falls are GORGEOUS.

walking
10 months ago

Easy beautiful walk

hiking
11 months ago

Nice short walk to the falls from the parking lot. There were a lot of people swimming when I went. Beautiful Falls.

11 months ago

Beautiful and simple. Cold in the winter.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Quick and easy, gorgeous views

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fairly easy trail with a beautiful waterfall even during the drought. Worth a visit.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

A quick picturesque walk to see some magnificent falls

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Trail is currently closed during the day for construction so we didn't get to see the falls. Trail open after 5 pm. We saw some folks coming up from the trail so we walked the short distance anyway and it was pretty awesome

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Love this waterfall

Monday, July 11, 2016

Not really a hike, but a good place to get up close to a waterfall.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

very short trail, with water down it is absolutely beautiful.

scenic driving
Monday, May 30, 2016

near a very busy street, short hike but very beautiful

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

beau sentier en ville

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Been many times. Very short hike to the bottom of the beautiful falls.

walking
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Gorgeous!

hiking
Thursday, January 15, 2015

This was a short hike but the falls are beautiful. Very busy the day we were there.

hiking
Monday, October 27, 2014

Simply Beautiful addition to our Falls for Fall Tour

hiking
Monday, May 20, 2013

Wow!! We were totally AMAZED!!! Now we've seen about 15 waterfalls today & this has to be my favorite one! Just getting this close to the bottom of the falls and feeling the power of all the water, it's breath-taking!! Quick walk from the parking area.

hiking
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Beautiful falls. Just a little stroll gets you there!
Enjoy,
Janice Brodowsky

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