Lick Brook Falls (3 falls) is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ithaca, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.3 miles
764 feet

dog friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


Best viewing from the blue-blazed section of the Finger Lakes Trail. 1.2mi round trip. There is a steep, strenuous 500 foot climb. Open year round, though use extreme caution during winter.

25 days ago

Three large falls and many smaller falls. When the water is flowing through the gorge it is spectacular!

1 month ago

Did the trail today hot and muggy for October
Leaves are changing. The falls had plenty water flowing and great hike was steep in the middle section
Popular trail being near Ithaca

2 months ago

This was a long steady hike up hill we took a lot of short brakes on the blue trail, and coming back down we took the white trail seemed a bit easier. My knees were starting to really feel it so when we hit steep spots I would walk backwards and that saved me, a beautiful hike and we’ll try it again when there’s more water for the falls and many cascades. It will be a 5 star hike for sure. P.S. theirs a water crossing under the train trestle, and possibly more if theres wet weather we took our shoes off to cross.

3 months ago

Not very busy. Very steep in a few places. Falls were a bit dried up but still pretty.

3 months ago

Great hike pretty steep in some areas

5 months ago

Great Hike, Beautiful Scenery

5 months ago

Beautiful trail

7 months ago

Beautiful falls, all the hikers we encountered were very friendly!

8 months ago

A less frequently used trail and for good reason. The elevation gain up the hill from the waterfall is substantial and the grade very steep. It is a workout even for those in good condition, but well rewarded. Once at the top it becomes a trail of gentle ups and downs always close to the brook, and almost entirely in the woods. If you go to the Blue trail it takes you back on the other side of water before rejoining the main trail. Plan on an hour and a half and when descending I suggest taking the white trail to the right. It brings you to waterfall but meanders through the woods and across many streams and a lovely ridge view.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I’ve been here many years ago and have forgotten how beautiful it is. Great hike to get the heart pumping.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tougher/steeper hike than expected. Many of the falls were dried up, but the lowest point had a nice area of water to romp around in. Good exercise on the ascent back up. Have some nice ledges to sit on looking down into the gorges.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Relatively short trail with great views. Dog-friendly. A few nice ledges overlooking the water to rest on if necessary. Take the time to stop and play in the water at the bottom!

Friday, July 21, 2017

nice hike down I started at the top but going back up wasn't so all in all it was worth it

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Once you find it, it's a nice hidden gem! Fairly steep incline on the way out but shady enough that it's not too bad. Many picturesque spots to stop and just appreciate if you need little breaks.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Some steep sections but many incredible views!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Amazing waterfall and gorge views

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nice trail though no water this time. Part is closed for hunting season but can easily be rerouted. Going to come back and check out in the winter I bet it is awesome all 4 seasons.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Beautiful humid September day. Didn't expect to sweat quite so much! Gorgeous hike and view even though water was so low this year.

Monday, July 18, 2016

great rugged trail

Monday, June 13, 2016

Good hike; surprised by how much I was sweating in the

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Excellent undisturbed hike - no man made barriers. Numerous waterfalls (two large falls) with a lot of character. there is quite an elevation change, mostly the bottom third of the trail.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

view are not great. nice but there are pleanty of nicer hikes around

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Beautiful, short hike. The gorge is amazing!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Amazing! My new favorite spot. It is VERY steep though, I'm 23 and athletic and I would say it's more like a cliff than steep hill haha.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Strenuous but amazing hike. A great place to observe New York and its diverse ecosystems.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nice trail! Lovely falls!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I really enjoy this trail for a quick getaway to the woods. Its a great strenuous walk that I've taken several times & I never get bored with it. Great place for peace & quiet as I rarely run into anyone else there.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Well marked trails with beautiful views! Contains a serious climb back out! The views of the falls are well worth the hike.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The best part of Havana glen is unseen most of the glen is above the big falls just don't get caught up their and if one does go up their one must be extremely carful ..... If you explore know it is posted now because someone fell of a cliff they are very high CAUTION

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beautiful falls in my opinion the best in Ithaca

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