Ithaca’s Top Trails for Hiking!

Hidden waterfalls. Unique views. Unexpected beauty. With four pristine State Parks within five miles of Downtown Ithaca, it’s easy to jump to a number of trails for an afternoon of hiking, biking, running, or anything in between and disconnect with reality. With a variety of difficulties, lengths, and locations, everyone in the family – young and old – can enjoy Ithaca’s trails and outdoor recreation.
Taughannock Falls State Park
Gorge Trail: 0.75 miles along Taughannock Creek to the base of the falls Easy
South Rim Trail: 1.125 miles Moderate
North Rim Trail: 1.5 miles Moderate  
Robert H Treman State Park
Easiest access to Lucifer Falls via the Gorge Trail from the park’s upper entrance. 0.5 miles Strenuous
Gorge Trail: 2.25 miles Strenuous
Rim Trail: 2.25 miles Strenuous
Red Pine Trail: 0.5 miles Moderate, Open Apr-Oct
CCC Memorial Trail: 0.33 miles Moderate
Finger Lakes Trail/North Country Trail: 3 miles Moderate Open Year Round  
Buttermilk Falls State Park
View falls from the park entrance area or lower Gorge Trail. Easy/Moderate
Gorge Trail: 0.75 miles Strenuous
Rim Trail: 0.75 miles Strenuous
Bear Trail: 0.75 miles Moderate
Lake Treman: 1.5 miles Easy  
For a comprehensive directory of Ithaca trails by difficulty, activity, or natural features:  


Posted by: Visit Ithaca
Posted on: 28/09/2021

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