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

Trail is well marked up and down on the Appletree Rd side of the water ... if you go up or down the other side be prepared, difficulty increases significantly around the lower falls areas .... slippery, steep, not well marked. Great hike no matter how you attack it, just be careful.

I visit Carpenter Falls all the time and it is always a great experience. It is a short hike, I would just recommend being cautious if you plan on following the trail down behind the falls as it is steep and can be slippery since the falls keep the trail fairly wet. At the trail head there is an option to take a right instead of a left, which takes you to another falls, which I believe are called Angel Falls, and even farther down it comes out right at Skaneateles Lake. This trail however isn't clearly marked and it is fairly difficult to get down to the other falls since you have to climb down the ravine. It is definitely worth it, however, just make sure you are wearing proper footwear, for both falls.

We liked this hike for a quick, short yet beautiful walk!

One of the coolest waterfalls around. There are no safety rails or guard rails you can get right up under the falls. The main fall is only about a 5 min walk from where you park. Easy hike but steep in parts so be careful. The other trails are not marked clearly and the All Trails map is close but not exact. This is more just state land with public access than a park. Be careful not to to get lost. With all that being said, Carpenters falls is one of the few places left without a ton of safety measures. It’s been kept mostly natural with minimal human interference. It’s very cool I highly recommend taking the trip. There’s not too many places like this left where you can get right under the falls.

Steep but good climb on the rims.

cross country skiing
5 months ago

Great place to ski or mountain bike. Beginner to intermediate level . Awesome view of Skaneateles lake from yellow 6 trail on east side.

This isn't really a loop. It's a down-and-back trail. There's a point where you can go down (which is where it starts to "loop") to the river, but you have to walk along the river the rest of the way, which really isn't easy. Would probably be fine in the summer in sandals when you could walk in the water. But if you're trying to keep your feet dry, I wouldn't recommend trying to do the "loop."

Did not think it was moderate ...not hard at all. Beautiful place!

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is quite the scramble once you get near the bigger falls. Going behind the waterfall was nice treat. Lots of people out on this trail today despite the cool weather and dark clouds. We were going walk to Lake Skaneateles but ran out of daylight due to the pending rain.

Lots of traffic on warm days , though overall a very beautiful hike . The falls are gorgeous and the trail out to the preserve pops out at Skaneateles Lake . Not a very long hike but still fairly challenging .

Beautiful hike! From the map a quick hike to the falls then back and off towards the lake where it joins the Bag at Nature preserve. Beautiful hike!

This was one of my favorite trails. A must see

Beautiful hike with small amount of foot traffic. As others have noted, there is quite a steep hill to get to the falls. It can be very slippery. The falls are beautiful and worth the adventure.

Best trail is the gorge, at end of trail go up to north rim trail and head to dam and you'll find the biggest falls. Very enjoyable, pup got good workout 2.

Beautiful and well maintained trail that has 3 main options of hiking trails. We hiked the gorge trail early morning and the hiked the north rim trail later in the day. I definitely recommend walking to the top falls. It is in my opinion the best falls overall.

Don't miss the small trail section that takes you behind the waterfall.

hiking
11 months ago

really a good hike took my daughter and we had a great time

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

I loved this hike! We started on the North Rim trail, which was smart because we got all of the inclines out of the way first, went towards the dam for another waterfall, then followed the Gorge trail back. The gorge trail was so beautiful!! It follows the river and you walk over numerous bridges and pass by numerous waterfalls. So many photographic opportunities. I will be be hiking this trail again for sure!

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

It was beautiful day for a hike! We had previously driven down to try to hike much earlier in the year and were too early, the trails weren't open. Today we hiked the gorge trail and the North Rim trail to the dam. The views were incredible. The waterfalls and forest trails were so perfect. A nice moderate hike, that you can take at your own pace. We'll definitely be back!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Short trail, but the waterfall is beautiful!

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nice trail with good elevation changes for a shorter distance. We took our dog with us over the weekend and she loved the trail. We come here often, and even though it can be busy at times, it's always both a mentally relaxing and physically active hike that we thoroughly enjoy!

great outing with my family!! challenging if you go off trail!!

hiking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Such a great place to let nature take over your thoughts

on Owasco Flats Trail

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Very muddy. Trees down on parts of trail from storms a few weeks ago. Easy and flat. Kids enjoyed the hike. Not marked very well.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

a steeps way down

hiking
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

very beautiful

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

Taking a left when you enter this trail leads to the closest fall, it's so beautiful! I brought my mom who has back problems and immediately regretted it because there are some very narrow paths that can be very dangerous if you lose footing. The right path brings you through beautiful woods far above a river that flows below to the left. It's one of my favorite walks

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