Lick Brook Falls (3 falls)

MODERATE 53 reviews

Lick Brook Falls (3 falls) is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

29 days ago

Great Hike, Beautiful Scenery

1 month ago

Beautiful trail

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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!

11 months ago

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

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

walking
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.

hiking
Monday, April 28, 2014

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

hiking
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nice trail! Lovely falls!

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beautiful falls in my opinion the best in Ithaca

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Beautiful falls and a nice trail. Well worth a side trip.

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