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Best trails in Ithaca

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Looking for a great trail near Ithaca, New York? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, trail 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 South Hill Town Recreation Way or Connecticut Hill State Game Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 18 easy trails in Ithaca ranging from 1.1 to 4.6 miles and from 383 to 1,423 feet 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 (34)
#1 - Rim Trail and Gorge Trail Loop
Robert H. Treman State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
All trails are open at this time. Gorge and Rim Trail are available in one direction only, Ascend on Rim Trail, Descend on Gorge Trail. Please have a mask with you while hiking as the trails are narrow and crowded. Failure to have a mask with you may result in ejection from park. Water access from these trails is dangerous, illegal and prohibited. Empire Pass Sales now available at park office, call ahead for office hours. For more information, please see https://parks.ny.gov/parks/135/details.aspx Note: The Gorge Trail is closed during winter.Show more
#2 - Buttermilk Falls: Gorge and Rim Trail Loop
Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 57 m
Note: Due to COVID-19, Gorge and Rim Trail are available in one direction only - Ascend on Rim Trail and Descend on Gorge Trail. Swimming area is also CLOSED.Show more
#3 - Lake Treman Loop via Gorge, Bear, and Rim Trail
Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Note: Due to COVID-19, Gorge and Rim Trail are available in one direction only, Ascend on Rim Trail, Descend on Gorge Trail.Show more
#4 - Taughannock North Rim Trail and South Rim Trail Loop
Taughannock Falls State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#5 - Cascadilla Falls (9 falls)
South Hill Town Recreation Way
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 39 m
#6 - Lick Brook Falls (3 Falls)
Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 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 periodically for hunting.Show more
#7 - Ithaca Falls Trail
Ithaca, New York
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Length: 0.2 mi • 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 other falls such as Cascadilla Falls. No swimming. Show more
#8 - Enfield Falls Swimming Hole
Robert H. Treman State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
This trail may be wheelchair accessible.Show more
#9 - Six-Mile Creek Trail
South Hill Town Recreation Way
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 36 m
#10 - Cayuga Trail
Ithaca, New York
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
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