Taughannock Rim Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Taughannock Rim Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ulysses, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
495 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

While the gorge trail is spectacular, this was the hike I was looking for to get a workout. Yes, it's rated as moderate, but the steps going up (and then coming back down) will challenge those small muscles above your knees! It was a bit disorienting when emerging at the overlook from way above - I wasn't sure where the rim trail picked back up (no signage until you get much closer) but I figured it out - just keep along rim :) A great hike around the gorge, for sure.

hiking
19 days ago

Did the South Rim Trail to the Gorge. Good sights from above into the gorge, but inside the gorge is way better.

1 month ago

Great views of the falls, easy hike

1 month ago

Beautiful trail! The gorge trail is a necessary addition in my opinion!

1 month ago

A great place for a Sunday afternoon hike. Saw trillium and jack-in- the-pulpit this afternoon.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice long round trip. Added the gorge trail to make the total trip close to 5 Miles. This park is a great mix of good hiking, great views of the gorge and falls, and some touristy park areas if you want to hang out for the day, picnic, swim, etc.

The hardest part is the steps in either direction on the east side as you ascend to the rim. The rest is relatively flat.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely loved the hike. I just wish I knew what I had gotten myself into originally. Turns out there is a road through the park that will take you down to the base of the waterfall. I started at the top around the Rim and found myself hiking down and THEN traversing across towards the base of the waterfall. Won’t make that mistake twice...

hiking
1 month ago

Good for those that want the views as well as a more moderate hike

hiking
3 months ago

An absolutely beautiful trail that gives you a great look at the gorges and the falls below. One of my favorite trails!

hiking
8 months ago

It’s definitely a decent hike. We started on the North Rim, went to the Gorge Trail. We hiked back up through the Sound Rim trail back to the car. 5.2 miles in total. The views are amazing and there are most definitely smaller and more exciting trails to take.

hiking
9 months ago

We did the rim trail and then the falls. Beautiful late summer hike, mid 70's, still good water flow over the falls. 5 miles, 2 hours, 1,063 elevation change. One of our favorites!

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