Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Finger Lakes  /  Ithaca  /  Trails  /  Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail, Ithaca

4.7
#6 of 22 in Trails in New York State
Hiking Trail Nature / Park
Cascadilla Gorge Trail is located in Ithaca. Before you head to Ithaca, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ithaca trip builder, to make sure you see all that Ithaca has to offer, including Cascadilla Gorge Trail.
Create an itinerary including Cascadilla Gorge Trail
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
110 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We started on the west end of the gorge and walked east, which is the uphill way to go, but it's also perhaps the best way since it means you're facing the waterfalls and the pretty views the entire t...  more »
  • Well worth going, but be prepared for a long uphill climb. Suggest going to the Cornell Welcome center first to get a gorge map. If you start in town you will end up at the botanical gardens and welco...  more »
  • We stopped here with our two children (10 and 8) as a breaking point on the way to Seneca Lake. It was a short walk from where we parked and it was a beautiful trail along the water. It was very peace...  more »
Google
  • Amazing gorge trail. Spectacular views of the gorge and waterfalls. The trail isn't overly difficult but there are a lot of stairs, some that are slightly uneven due to natural erosion so if you have limited mobility you may have trouble. The trail goes down 400 feet in altitude if you're going down from the Collegetown entrance so making it back up is a bit of a trek, but luckily there is an exit leading out into downtown Ithaca at the bottom if you do not want to make the trip back up (but if you do, it's totally worth it!).
  • this trial is aggressive, we made it half way up, but it is worth the effort. I believe there were 6 to 8 waterfalls.
  • So lovely! Paved walkways with lots of steps. Some tree was flowering- the scent was beautifully sweet. May 31.
  • Beautiful, yet steep trail that is often closed. Lots of waterfalls. Check for ticks.
  • Beautiful falls and cliffs. A great walk all the way down and back.

Plan your trip to Ithaca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ithaca

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Ithaca by other users

4 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans