Taughannock Falls

EASY 220 reviews

Taughannock Falls is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trumansburg, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

Directions from Ithaca, NY: Travel 8 miles north along SR 89. There is parking by the South Rim

hiking
7 days ago

Extremely easy, flat trail. Not very long and all open trail. Perfect with kids and dogs. Beautiful falls at the end.

21 days ago

beautiful when there has been a lot of rain

27 days ago

easy trail. pretty scenery

hiking
1 month ago

Spectacular waterfall really tall and some tall gorges surrounding the pool of water below. Love this hike

2 months ago

Very nice/easy flat hike. Beautiful waterfall. Very tall. One of the prettiest.

3 months ago

A nice easy walk with a spectacular view of Taughannock Falls. Lots of people coming & going but never too crowded to get nice photos. The gorge is as spectacular as the actual falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. you can get close enough to feel the most off the falls.

4 months ago

Great and Easy hike! Beautiful waterfall :)

4 months ago

Easy out and back to a beautiful waterfall.

walking
4 months ago

Easy trail out and back 3/4 of a mile. Glorious waterfall at the end. (I should add the waterfall is only glorious if there’s been considerable rain lately)We did walk in the water for a bit but it is super slippery so we got out and back on the trail. We also spent sometime at the beach across the street which was crowded but the water was so refreshing that we didn’t care.

4 months ago

incredible place.

walking
4 months ago

Excellent walk. Blue Stone path extremely wide. Wheelchair friendly with a little assistance. Kid friendly also. Fall was beautiful. Definitely would do again. And would like to hike a few trails next time.

hiking
5 months ago

Have done this trail a couple times and will plan to do again in the future!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy out and back trail. We went in the evening after a light rain. Not many people, and doing the trail in the evening gave it a very different feel. The falls are beautiful.

nature trips
5 months ago

We went to the overlook point n saw and we were not thrilled and then we drove to the gorge trail head, We started the hike and its less than a mile once we reached the falls it was surely a great feeling. We went after heavy rains so we could see decent amount of water but if you go in mid summer I doubt if you can hardly enjoy the falls. The gorge trail head is right next to Cayuga so we spent some time there as well, worth a visit!!

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing trail ! Going again this weekend.

5 months ago

Taughannock is one of my favorite NYS parks. A must see

5 months ago

nice after a rain.

walking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike to the falls, optional walk along the creek bed in sections. Good for kids and dogs!

hiking
6 months ago

One of my favorite spots in Ithaca!

6 months ago

just went today, there was just a trinkle of water where there is normally a big fall, which is disappointing. normally a beautiful spot however!

Well maintained. Lovely walk

hiking
6 months ago

Very easy walk towards the waterfall. The hike around the rim is a nice walk but the views are not as great as expected. Some days the waterfall is underwhelming.

walking
6 months ago

Nice walk around the rim. Mostly flat and graveled trail. Pushed my son with his broken femur in wheelchair. A few little incline workouts with the wheelchair, but no problem overall.

hiking
6 months ago

Very easy. Lots of shade. A lot of people. Great hike after finishing the Rim Trails.

6 months ago

Nice hike around the rim. It’s about 4 miles. Great views. The gorge trail is spectacular. Super easy. You can walk the entire length in the water. Great for kids. Can catch Minos and crayfish.

hiking
6 months ago

The gorge trail was heavily trafficked today. It is a nice flat trail with the option of walking in the streambed, as long as the park patrol does not care. The reward at the end is a great view of the waterfall. It is more impressive from the view from the South Rim trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Walked this gorge trail first before tackling the rim trail. It's beautiful inside the gorge - don't forget to look up along the walls! Read the interpretive signage along the way, too. If you prefer to avoid lots of people, go early in the day (and get good parking!). Accessible to wheelchairs, and seating for those who experience fatigue.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty cool to think this waterfall is taller than Niagara Falls. Nice trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Phenomenal views of the falls. Has the option for an easier trail or more moderate trail.

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