Explore the most popular waterfall 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.

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.

hiking
9 days ago

easy trail

Easy trail with no technical parts, wide open and simple to follow. Went in January and was still in good condition and easily hikeable until we got to the lake where it was icy.

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

Checked this one out in June of 2017. And this hike doesn’t disappoint! It’s beautiful and moderately well trafficked. Great for all ages. There’s a bit of stairs along the way which are a great way to enter the trail. Awesome views of the falls and rock formations, would definitely go again.

walking
3 months ago

This isn’t really a trail. It’s more of a scenic viewing area. There’s a Little Rock chair right next to the falls situated in the middle of a residential area. But it’s beautiful nonetheless and totally worth checking out. (June 2017)

The falls is fantastic -quick incredible, but this isn’t a hike.It a simple walk to the falls.

3 months ago

Wonderful hike for an afternoon

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

nature trips
3 months ago

not a hike just waterfall

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

hiking
4 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).

This is a short, flat walk to the waterfall at the swimming hole. If you're in the park to hike the gorge, it's worth the visit to this waterfall as well.

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

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome 4.5 mile trail. Took me about 2 hrs with plenty of stops- so many waterfalls and views along this trail.

Not a bad hike at all. Pretty easy both ways. Dogs loved it as well!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful place!

hiking
5 months ago

great visuals

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