Best trails in Ithaca

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Looking for a great trail near Ithaca, New York? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Watkins Glen State Park or Robert H. Treman State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Carpenter Falls Unique Area or Connecticut Hill State Game Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 16 easy trails in Ithaca ranging from 1.8 to 7.4 km and from 117 to 416 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ithaca
Top trails (29)
#1 - Rim Trail and Gorge Trail Loop
Robert H. Treman State Park
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 2 h 17 m
Note: The Gorge Trail and Red Pine Trail are currently closed until early June. For more information, please see https://parks.ny.gov/parks/135/details.aspx Note: The Gorge Trail is closed during winShow more
#2 - Lake Treman Loop via Gorge, Bear, and Rim Trail
Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Length: 7.2 km • Est. 2 h 16 m
Lake Treman Loop via Gorge, Bear, and Rim Trail is a 7.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ithaca, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#3 - Buttermilk Falls: Gorge and Rim Trail Loop
Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Length: 2.6 km • Est. 57 m
Buttermilk Falls: Gorge and Rim Trail Loop is a 2.6 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ithaca, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#4 - North Rim Trail and South Rim Trail Loop from Jacksonville Road
Taughannock Falls State Park
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Length: 4.7 km • Est. 1 h 30 m
As of Dec 02, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#5 - Lick Brook Falls (3 falls)
Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 2 h 15 m
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. Closes peShow more
#6 - Ithaca Falls Trail
Ithaca, New York
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Length: 0.3 km • Est. 5 m
Very simple, easy walk to a small waterfall. These falls have a fun little sitting area made of rock chairs and a rock table at the base of the falls, and they are also with in a few minutes drive of Show more
#7 - Enfield Falls Swimming Hole
Robert H. Treman State Park
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Length: 0.6 km • Est. 10 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. This trail may be wheelchair accessible.Show more
#8 - Six-Mile Creek Trail
South Hill Town Recreation Way
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 36 m
Six-Mile Creek Trail is a 2.3 kilometer 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 Show more
#9 - Cayuga Trail
Ithaca, New York
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Length: 15.0 km • Est. 4 h 14 m
Cayuga Trail is a 15.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ithaca, New York and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. DoShow more
#10 - Potter's Falls
Ithaca, New York
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Length: 5.3 km • Est. 1 h 36 m
Potter's Falls is a 5.3 kilometer 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 hikingShow more
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