Robert Treman State Park, Ithaca

Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Robert Treman State Park, a picturesque region of rocky gorges, creeks and waterfalls, boasts high-quality walking trails, camping grounds, a swimming beach and picnic grounds. Hike the gorge trail to see 12 different waterfalls, including the impressive Lucifer Falls. The multitiered falls cascades 35 m (115 ft). Visit the Enfield Falls Mill--which is on the National Register of Historic Places--and Miller's House, a former gristmill that ground buckwheat, wheat and coarser grains. It now serves as a small museum that documents the milling process. Head to the lower falls for the lifeguard-monitored swimming beach. Bring a picnic to enjoy at picnic tables under shady trees. Take the guesswork out of planning a Ithaca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Robert Treman State Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Robert Treman State Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,298 reviews
  • We did the 5 mile hike from rim-gorge on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon and pretty much had the park to ourselves. I would say it was of moderate difficulty. Well paved, but there were some steep.....  more »
  • this was the most impressive park with waterfalls that we visited, much more dramatic than watkins glen. that being said, the trail is one way , rim and then gorge at approx 4.5 miles rated moderate....  more »
  • If you love parks and hiking then don't miss the opportunity to visit this gem. We didn't have too much time but enjoyed every minute we were here. The views at every turn are amazing and so...  more »
  • I grew up taking family vacations here in the 50s and 60s and have many fond memories. I recently returned for the first time since 1969 and found that little has changed, which was a very welcomed surprise. The original sites are small by today's standards as most people used tents at the time but they have also expanded a large area to accommodate large RVs. The cabins, built in the 30s, look exactly the same, until you see the insides which have been remodeled rustic style, although beautifully done. There is an amazing swimming area built at the bottom of a georgous falls, and dammed to create a very large swimming area. The swim area contains a large amount of stone work creating a natural appearance that's as nice to see as it is to use. Then there are two trails, one on each side of the gorge, that follow the stream up through the gorge. One is mostly dirt with some steps in the steeper areas while the other is done almost completely in masonry and stone work. Absolutely beautiful! Words and pictures truly don't do justice to this entire park. If you're ever close, do yourself a huge favor and visit, even if just for the day. You won't be disappointed. This picture was taken before they replaced the dam to fill for the summer.
  • Here is some candid feedback about the park. Camping areas are really not that great at this park unless you like seeing your neighbors. Most of the camping areas are open to one another. There are a few that have a little privacy but not much . The newly opened camping areas don’t have photos yet but they have full sun and are basically in a field. Not my idea of camping in a forest. The park it self and hike is fantastic. Tip.... take gorge trail for a more scenic hike that is much easier than Rim trail from the bottom. We took the Gorge all the way to the top park and then Rim trail from the top back down. The views are great and the climb can be a little challenging if you are not in shape. Park is well maintained and they are in the process of adding steps where there are steep climbs. Swimming was closed during the time we were there but it looks like it would have been a lot of fun. Bathrooms and showers where clean and had hot water!!! Definitely would visit again but my choose to camp elsewhere.
  • This is a beautiful hike. Waterfall is exceptional. Lots of steps and steep terrain. Stopped at lower falls parking. Easy walk on pavement. Upper falls is not easy. But you can start on rim trail and cross over to bridge at bottom of Lucifer's fall and go back up to parking lot on gorge trail. About a mile hike.
  • Perfect for swimming! Love this area! A lot more to the park then I thought and will have to go back. Weekdays are less crowded, but if you like people watching and crowds, weekends are for you! It's fun to see who will jump off the diving board. Lots of other parks close too, so you can park jump all day! If your looking to swim all day and relax, this is one of the spots to do it!
  • So many words have come to my mind to describe this hidden paradise which may make you speechless. Unbelievably amazing and gorgeous. Wonderful scenic place where you can enjoy the nature at its best. A natural pool under a waterfall is a perfect relief after hiking on the breathtaking trails. Make sure you experience this miracle of the nature at least once in your life. You won't be regretful.

Plan your trip to Ithaca

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. 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.