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Unexpectedly beautiful and unique. Well worth it

Absolutely beautiful trail tucked in middle of the city. Hard to find this much scenery in such a short trail.

Great trail for families. I'd hike it again!

The falls are magical and there’s great picture spots all along the way.

The trail was well marked. We weren't as observant as we should have been. Recording our hike on all trails saved us from going too far afield. I would recommend deet bug spray for mosquitoes and hitch hiking tics. Found one on my husband. Otherwise wonderful hike. Perfect for us. Would do it again.

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3 months ago

This is a beautiful walk. The dogs had a great time too.
Finding the trail head is difficult. It is before the towers.
Also the trail is washed out big time in one area. New signage needs to go up. By the ravine it is a bit confusing but we finally found the orange and got back on track.
A good walk, definitely a moderate + hike.

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6 months ago

*PLEASE NOTE THE TRAIL CLOSURE SIGNS. IF THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED AND YOU TRESPASS, YOU WILL BE FINED*

...I learned that the hard way.

Okay, so I made a huge mistake and ended up getting bucked off an open trail and onto a closed trail. Upon arrival, I noticed the Gorge Trail closure was clearly posted. So I took off on the Finger Lakes trail instead, hoping to catch some good Top-Down views of Lucifer falls.

Well folks, I ended up missing a trail marker, headed off down a deer path and wound up on the Gorge Trail. I was stopped maybe an hour later by a state trooper who had been monitoring trail traffic. I received a citation and was escorted out of the park.

Please keep an eye out for trail markers if you're here off season.

I thought a citation was a little harsh especially as there were other hikers out on the Finger Lakes Trail and the Rim Trail. Since I wasn't from the local area, I had assumed since I saw other hikers that I was in fact, on the OPEN Finger Lakes trail. Unfortunately for me I must not have navigated a junction properly and it cost me.

tl;dr - watch where you're going here. if the trail is closed, they do not post markers at every junction, but only at the trail heads.

Enjoy the pictures I took though! They only cost me ~$500 in fines :)

This hiking area is one of the best hidden gems in Ithaca for a jaunt, really in any season. Lots of short up and down on small rolling hills that helps it just feel further out than it is.

There are lots of possibilities for where to walk that are detailed better here https://ithacatrails.org/map. There is also a map at the parking area that shows you these sub-trails. Explore them all during different seasons, and if you get a chance, take a full-moon hike in the winter. You will not regret waking up and bundling up to enjoy the quiet.

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10 months ago

Gorgeous views. Went after a couple days of straight rain so there was quite a bit of mud and you could see where the trail had turned into a stream during the rain. Read reviews online saying that the trail gets confusing.. couldn't figure out what they were talking about at first. Figured out why about a mile in. Trail does definitely get confusing. Still an awesome hike.

We hiked this set of trails with our dog down to the lake to see the beaver pond and dam. Then over to the railroad tracks and back. Wide trails, easy pace, lovely meadows and terrain. Muddy is spots so be prepared. Next time we will get up onto the ridge and see the bowl and forest. Great little spot

This is a cool little hike that is a nice stop and dash. Parking right off of Route 34 and nice wide well groomed trails. It's a nice view once you reach the water area and all in all worth the hike. A must do if you are in the area. A quick easy 3 miles

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Great trail and for this 53 year old I would rate it slightly above moderate. There were a couple of stream crossings I had to bushwhack around as they were too steep for me with my pack on with photo gear. I was confused on the direction of the trail so this might help others. Park by the towers and walk back down the road and take the FLT on the same side as the towers. Just a few hundred feet in turn left of the White blazes and take the Orange. Keep going until you see the mailbox and this is the loop junction. You can go straight or turn left and just follow the Orange blazes. Watch closely as a couple of spots the blazes are tricky to see. A great hike with a nice little stream at the low point. Ignore my time on my recording as I stopped and set up a tripod and took some pics. Also I walked off the trail a bit to take some shots so my distance might be a bit longer also.

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Monday, February 01, 2016

Lovely loop. There was a creek crossing that was a bit steep and challenging with a child, but other than that, very family friendly.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This is a good ol' walk in the woods. I don't remember that it was difficult. The roads to the trailhead had deep ruts which made me glad I drove the Yukon. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and recommend this hike.

Easy and relatively flat trail... Well maintained!

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