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Hike the Rim/Gorge Trail and Robert Treman State Park

Ithaca, New York

Details

Distance

4.3 miles

Elevation Gain

1085 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Emily Holland

This is a 4-ish mile loop trail located in beautiful Ithaca, NY. This includes beautiful waterfalls, large cliffs, a river and staircases built into the side of the gorges.

Beginning on the Rim trail from the lower parking lot, you will head through a small cabin area and start to ascend to the top of the gorge. It is a bit steep to start off with but there are stairs built into the trail. Once you get to the top of the gorge, you will have phenomenal views and lush greenery as you wind your way towards the large waterfall area, Lucifer Falls. You will get to an intersection at which you could go left to go up a few staircases or go right to get onto the Gorge trail. I would opt to go left because you will get a great view of Lucifer Falls from up above.

Continue to meander down the Rim Trail and you will eventually get to the other parking lot. Turn right to follow to beautiful Gorge trail back to the lower parking lot. This trail will cut through the gorge and you'll cross a cute bridge that goes over the water. You will descend a large staircase to make it down towards the river elevation again. This will remain flat for a mile or so and then you will go over a few last hills with stairs and concrete intermittently. There are usually beautiful flowers along the way that you can take a look at as well. 

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Features

Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

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