Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg

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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. To visit Taughannock Falls State Park on your holiday in Trumansburg, and find out what else Trumansburg has to offer, use our Trumansburg day trip planner.
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  • The falls can be viewed either from the observation area on the north side of the stream or by walking up the 3/4 mile gorge trail.  more »
  • Visited the park one morning to take the walk to the falls. It was certainly worth the trip very easy walking path and lots to see. The park itself looks like a nice place to hang out.  more »
  • Wonderful park, but 2 key items: 1. A toddler/preschool child can fall right off the Gorge Trail, see photo #1, that’s the easy level trail 0.75 miles long at base of falls. Trail would work well for ...  more »
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  • I have visited this state park twice, in two different seasons and I’m from out of state and each time has been incredible. The canyon that has formed from this once flowing massive river is phenomenal. The major fall is fairly impressive. I am disappointed at those who visit this site and decide to leave trash behind;(. It’s location is right next to Lake Cayuga which is beautiful onto itself. A hike upstream from the falls is also very impressive. Very photogenic!
  • Beautiful! Visitors can see the falls from above and park in a lot at the top. It's great access for those that don't want to or can't hike. A short road trip, somewhere between a half and one mile, visitors can park at the bottom and walk a relatively flat trail to see the falls from the bottom. It is a stunning mile walk. Visitors will not be disappointed with either view.
  • Definitely ranks in the top 3 of my favorite state parks in New York. Very easy accessibility, if you go during the right time of the year you can essentially walk the whole park by yourself. Memorial day weekend, fourth of July, and labor day weekend it's typically packed. But even if the weather is good on Columbus day weekend, it's fairly dead. And the fall season is probably the best photo opp. time to visit with all the leaves falling and changing colors. Plus Buttermilk Falls state park isn't that far away in Ithaca you could easily hit both in 1 day and it's well worth it.
  • i love everything about this falls and park. the last time i went was in November on a nice sunny day and it was still pretty. trail to the falls with the leaves on the ground was still a nice walk and there was still a lot pf people there. can you imagine what it would be like during the summer and fall . well, this place is great for the whole family i even saw people in wheelchairs enjoying this trail to the falls
  • A beautiful sight to behold, and there is so much history here! They have short hikes straight to the falls along the riverbed, and they have a long hike up and around the falls to an overlook. It's a really nice sight either way.
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