Ithaca, New York

Top Spots in and near Ithaca

  • Trumansburg, New York

    Gorge Trail to Taughannock Falls

    4.9
    1.95 mi / 364 ft gain
    The trailhead is located right off NY Route 89 with plenty of parking just across the street from it. Be sure to take your camera and tripod because these 215 ft tall falls are a sight to see!  The hike to the base of the falls is a very easy 1.5 miles out and back. In the summer months the trai...
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  • Trumansburg, New York

    Explore Smith Woods

    5.0
    0.5 mi / -30 ft gain
    Smith Woods is a 32 acre old growth forest in Trumansburg, NY, directly across from the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Start by parking in the Shur Save parking lot, and walk to the corner of the woods where you will find a sign and trail blazes. The trail is an easy .5 mile loop hike through the wood...
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  • Brooktondale, New York

    Camp at the Shindagin Hollow Lean-To

    4.5
    1 mi / 150 ft gain
    From the parking spot on Prospect Valley Rd., cross the footbridge as part of the Finger Lakes Trail due East. The trail will be marked with white blazes. As you follow the blazes you will hike up for about 0.5 miles, increasing elevation by about 150ft, and then down 30-50 ft for 0.2 miles befo...
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  • Montour Falls, New York

    Eagle Cliff Falls

    0.29 mi / 128 ft gain
    Eagle Cliff Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Montour Falls, New York.
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  • Newark Valley, New York

    Jenksville State Forest Loop

    3.44 mi / 413 ft gain
    Jenksville State Forest Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Newark Valley, New York.
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  • Burdett, New York

    Explore Hector Falls

    The waterfall is not far from Watkins Glen State Park, just a few miles north on route 414 on the east side of the lake. If you are out chasing waterfalls, this is an easy and beautiful spot to make a quick stop. This is roadside, but there is plenty of shoulder along the road to pull off and ta...
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  • Montour Falls, New York

    Shequaga Falls

    0.09 mi / 23 ft gain
    Shequaga Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Montour Falls, New York.
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  • Montour Falls, New York

    Photograph Aunt Sarah's Falls

    This waterfall can be seen directly from the road but can also easily be missed when driving route 14.   There is a small parking lot across the street to stop and enjoy the falls and take a few photos.  It sits right on the border of Montour Falls just south of Watkins Glen.   Aunt Sarah's Fall...
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  • Watkins Glen, New York

    Watkins Glen South Rim Trail

    2.67 mi / 476 ft gain
    Watkins Glen South Rim Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Watkins Glen, New York.
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  • Watkins Glen, New York

    Gorge Trail and Lovers Lane Loop

    0.74 mi / 180 ft gain
    Gorge Trail and Lovers Lane Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Watkins Glen, New York.
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  • Watkins Glen, New York

    Gorge Trail via south Parking Lot

    4.6
    4 mi
    Nestled right off the main road in the small village of Watkins Glen in Upstate New York, Watkins Glen State Park is a beautiful area with plenty to see. Although it is a bit touristy and right off of the road, you'll forget how close to society you are when you see these beautiful waterfalls. W...
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  • Moravia, New York

    Hike Carpenter and Angel Falls

    4.0
    3 mi / 450 ft gain
    Head 12 miles south on Route 41A along Skaneateles Lake from Skaneateles NY. Make a left onto Appletree Point Road  and go a little more than a half mile to where the intersection of Carver Road is. There is a small gravel parking area off to the left with room for about 8 cars. The trailhead beg...
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  • Union Springs, New York

    Great Gully Falls Trail

    1.63 mi / 164 ft gain
    Great Gully Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Union Springs, New York.
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  • Apalachin, New York

    Hike and Birdwatch the Apalachin Marsh

    5.0
    1 mi
    Park on the gravel "pull-off" West-bound on Route 434 in Apalachin (See pin). Walk along the fence and turn into the opening where you'll go through a tunnel about 20 yards long. From there you're in the preserve where you can hike the yellow trail, leading to the Bird Blind and other scenic over...
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  • Apalachin, New York

    Hike the West Gorge Trail at Waterman Conservation Center

    1.3 mi
    Park anywhere near the conservation center when you pull into the parking lot and head towards the open field where a map kiosk stands. Follow the green trail markers (West Gorge Trail) to the creek where it follows along and intersect at about 0.4 miles. From here connect to follow the yellow tr...
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  • Endwell, New York

    Hike the IBM Glen Preserve

    4.8
    1.7 mi / 400 ft gain
    From the parking lot follow the only trail heading downhill, the yellow trail. At the first and second forks in the trail, stay left remaining on the yellow trail. When you reach the creek, I prefer to trek through the creek on a summer day.However the yellow trial crosses the creek and continues...
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