Cascadilla Gorge Trail
Hike past 9 different waterfalls in a beautiful gorge.
- 2.8 km
- 120 m
- 120 m
- 0-1 hrs
- Low Point
- 124 m
- High Point
- 233 m
However, the gorge is actually home to 9 different waterfalls, with the tallest measuring 80 feet high! "The creek falls nearly 400 feet from the College Avenue Stone Arch Bridge on the Cornell campus to the Treman Triangle Park in Ithaca," according to GoFingerLakes.com.
While the lower gorge is the most dramatic portion of this hike, adding in some bonus mileage higher up will give you a better feel for the area and an appreciation of Ithaca's incredible natural beauty.
The hike itself is fairly easy to negotiate, with a well-maintained trail surface. However, do be prepared to climb several sections of rough-hewn stone staircases with short but steep pitches. Many sections of this trail will be slippery when wet, so come prepared for some sketchy footing.
Despite some moderate challenges, this hike is a must-do for anyone visiting Ithaca!
Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.
Best time to visit
- Water features
- Family friendly