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Six-Mile Creek Trail

EASY 76 reviews

Six-Mile Creek Trail is a 1.4 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 hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 62 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. But get there early parking lot fills up fast

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

nice meandering trail. the closer you get to the creek, the more it feels like air conditioning. some nice, off the beaten path finds like what looked like an old stone step in walk down to a picturesque view of a tributary to six mile creek. it was overgrown and in that way, surreal.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

hiked on 6/9/19 awesome stroll through the woods, nice and flat overall, with alot beauty to take in, lots of small falls with some larger ones at the end. some spots can be muddy if it's rainy. lots of wild flowers and it's an all around great hike with minimal effort. our lab also enjoyed playing in the water there!

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
snow
8 months ago

Decent winter hike. Lots of melting and mud and the trail was very slick with ice! Good dog walk. Couldn’t go past the potter falls as trail was too dangerous this time of year!

hiking
Fri May 04 2018

Great hike and easy to get too off the road

hiking
Mon Nov 27 2017

Great trail along the pipe, 3 waterfalls, very peaceful dirt trail. there is a steep hill trail across the street from the parking area a quarter of a mile to see another water fall. alot of dogs not on a leash but all very friendly

Sun Oct 15 2017

Too many people and not keeping their dogs on a leash. Twice our dog was attacked because of this

hiking
Mon Sep 11 2017

pretty walk along the creek when you want to get to top of last waterfall that's where it is most strenuous but worth the ☮️ and beauty

hiking
Wed Feb 22 2017

Took this hike in late February. Trail could use some maintenance but over all not bad. Definitely worth checking it out.

hiking
Mon Jan 09 2017

This is an awesome place and one of my favorites when I just can't decide where to hike. Easy areas or challenging areas depending on what you feel like. You can jump across the street to the Wells falls area and do two great hikes in a day. Highly recommend this area for am easy or strenuous hike depending on what route you take.

walking
Wed Sep 14 2016

I did the short loop with a jogging stroller. it was beautiful and quite easy. it looks like the longer trail would be hard for a stroller so I will be using my carry pack

Sat Jul 02 2016

easy walk. even though it is dry, it was a nice little walk

Sat Aug 08 2015

I came in from rt 79 to potters falls just use caution as the trail is steep and you may in counter nudity at potters falls

running
Fri Aug 07 2015

Pretty trail, with a nice lake at the end. I tried exploring a pretty waterfall and a trail from there but ended up getting lost. Good trail for a jog.

running
Fri Jul 10 2015

Pretty good trail. Lots of offshoots and places to explore. Once you get to know it it's a great jog. Many waterfalls and places to swim

Sat Aug 09 2014

Great hike along six mile creek. Seeing the waterfalls at the reservoir was a nice treat as well. If you fancy cliff jumping and swimming then bring your suits ;-) terrain was of no issue.

hiking
Fri Jun 13 2014

Great hike not far from the center of Ithaca. Within walking distance. The numerous waterfalls are quite spectacular. Most of the trails are pretty tame. You have to search a bit for some vertical stuff. Trails are very well marked and worn!

hiking
15 days ago

running
26 days ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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