Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
With a waterfall taller than Niagara Falls, Taughannock Falls State Park is a must-see for nature lovers. The impressive falls stand 66 m (215 ft) high, which is 10 m (33 m) taller than Niagara's. The water from the falls continues through a gorge surrounded by high cliff walls. The short gorge trail is an easy walk and offers the best views of the plunging falls. The park also includes campsites and cabins on Cayuga Lake, with a nearby beach, marina, and boat launch. The state park provides organized tours of the gorge. Use our Trumansburg trip builder to visit Taughannock Falls State Park on your trip to Trumansburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was an early to the base of the falls. Upstate NY was in a drought this summer so the wasn't much water flowing over the falls. I thought the no swimming sign was a little dramatic with the caution...  read more »
  • As was mentioned, there is very little water coming over the falls. It was still pretty. We hiked down from the overlook to the falls, visited the playground on the way out, and back up to the overloo...  read more »
  • We went to a wedding on Saturday and the boys wanted to play on the playground after but it was raining. So on Sunday the weather was warm and Sunday. The boys played for 20 minutes on a fire truck be...  read more »
  • Cayuga lake is gorgeous, and the beach available through the park is a lot of fun, with a platform on the deeper end for those willing to swim a bit further. It is also well managed and heavily supervised by life guards. The park trails arent hard, and are well marked.
  • Easy access with different levels of hiking. We did the South and North rim trails that loop the gorge ( About 3 1/2 miles total)... North has a large set of stairs in one area in case that makes a difference to anyone hiking. Otherwise I would call this moderate at best. Mostly level gravel or dirt paths.
  • Love this place. Whether you are looking at it from the overlook or hike through the gorge to the base of the falls it is a beautiful area. The views of Cayuga lake and the falls is beautiful from the top. Have walked the gorge both when dry and during the rainy season. Have been back many times and can't wait to do the hike again.
  • Hiked the trail to the base of the falls. Very easy walk and pushed a stroller with no problems. Falls were beautiful. Then we checked out the lake. Nice playground for the kids. Minus one star for the $8 parking fee
  • Park and campground were great. Beware of the outdated kayak rental prices, in July 2016 for tandem kayak they charged $38 for two hours and there is no option to rent for the entire day, you have to come back every two hours and extend your rental for another 2 hours. So if you doing entire day it is going to cost you a lot.
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