Ithaca Falls Trail

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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.

0.2 miles
3 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips




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.

nature trips
2 hours ago

Its in the downtown of Ithaca... And its not much of a hike just 5mins walk from the road but its worth a stop. The falls is scenic.

Not so much of a hike but a quick walk to a sweet waterfall and a nice swim if you’d like

6 days ago

nice when after a rain.

7 days ago

Really beautiful!

23 days ago

Easy trek in but very well worth. We went in a Sunday and there were quite a few visitors. Still a beautiful sight!!

nature trips
1 month ago

lower path and upper path have great views. upper path is a bit more of a hike than the lower path which is more of just a nature walk.

2 months ago

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

3 months 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

8 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)

9 months ago

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

nature trips
9 months ago

not a hike just waterfall

nature trips
11 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

11 months ago

Simple easy trail with a small waterfall.

Monday, August 14, 2017

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!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Easy beautiful walk

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Beautiful and simple. Cold in the winter.

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.

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

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