Explore the most popular birding trails near Ithaca with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
19 hours ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! We were there on a rainy day and we took the staircase downward! The waterfall was Gorgeous and the dog loved the little rocky ponds she could play in at the top of the falls!

Great Hike, Beautiful Scenery

Beautiful trail

Great hike with tons of shade and spectacular falls and vistas.

hiking
9 days ago

Gorge trail still closed, but you can walk a little way up Gorge from Old Mill parking
Impressive what water can cut through
Took Rim trail up to Lucifer Falls and down all those steps to bottom of falls. Unless you plan on wading out to bottom of falls, stay on top and enjoy view of the entire falls
Trillium ( mainly white with a few purple) and Jack in the Pulpit along trail

hiking
11 days ago

amazing views, great hike, worth the visit!

hiking
12 days ago

Really wonderful trail, it’s a bit intense if you aren’t used to climbing stairs. The gorge trail was closed when we went, but the rim trail was great and I think the other trail looked just as good if not better.

hiking
20 days ago

The gorge side is still closed. But out and back on the rim side is great too, so it’s a 4.5-5 mike out and back.

A little challenging workout on the way out. The first mile is uphill. Lots of roots and some loose rock but footing is fine. Several sections have steep steps.

A little busy today but clean, dry trails. Great views. Could easily get off the trail to make the hike and views more interesting.

Looking forward to trying the gorge side.

hiking
20 days ago

Was able to do half of the Loop.. Rim trail to the big water fall roughly 4 miles up and back. (Main parking lot to top lot and back).
Gorge Trail is still closed due to trees on most of the trail on that side.
A long steady uphill climb to the Big Falls...a great hike/workout...you can get to the stream if you need water with filter..good clear trail on Rim side. Great views..will be back to do the loop when open...

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike and easy to get too off the road

hiking
21 days ago

Very enjoyable hike

hiking
26 days ago

Nice park, the parking fee is $8.00 and both the rim and gorge trail lead to Lucifer falls. If you choose to climb the 222 steps to the overlook of Lucifer falls enjoy the view! Been coming here since I was a kid!

I hiked Cascadilla Falls after three days of heavy rain and the water was nearly overflowing its banks. Despite the heavy flow of water and the raging torrent, the trail felt sturdy and safe.

hiking
27 days ago

This is a great trail and a "must visit" for those exploring Cayuga waterfalls.

Flat gravel walking/running and biking trail that is quite busy. I walk the dogs and they enjoy it, not much to view but a nice walk nonetheless

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is deceiving. The rim trail with the steps is more difficult than expected. Be careful of the terrain, it has a lot of roots and loose gravel

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful trail. the rim trail was only open in the spring , due to ice, but nice hike

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

Waterfall at the trail head is beautiful, however the gorge trail is closed for the winter.

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.

This is a very nice and easy path to talk older parents on who need to take breaks and can't walk up hills. I remember this trail to have benches every so often, where we took a break as my mom was with us. If you're looking for a strenuous hike, this is not the place to come. We came in Oct. 2014.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome gorge trail. So glad I got to do this while going to Cornell. Been in summer and fall both were great.

6 months ago

Wonderful hike for an afternoon

Loved it! Quite challenging and a great workout! Beautiful place!

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

hiking
7 months ago

We were only able to complete the Gorge trail, the Rim portion was blocked off at the trail head. Beautiful scenery and great start of fall colors (though I'm from the Gulf Coast and we don't get any fall colors so I was easy to please).

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