2.0 Miles / 3.2 km
Time to Hike:
1 hour
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Taughannock Falls State Park
Trumansburg, New York
42.545334, -76.599004
May 27, 2017
August 29, 2023
195 '

Total Change
330 '

328 '


The Taughannock Falls Gorge Trail in Trumansburg, New York is an easy universally accessible 2-mile out-and-back hike to that leads to the 215-foot tall waterfall, Taughannock Falls.

Universal Access
This trail should be considered universally accessible as it follows a wide, very flat, crushed stone path all the way to the view point of Taughannock Falls.

Hike Description
This hike begins at the main parking lot for the Gorge Trail and follows the path in along the flat crushed stone path as it meanders its way southwest through the gorge to reach Taughannock Falls. Along the way, hikers will get stunning views of the gorge and its steep canyon walls and views of other cascading waterfalls that spill down Taughannock Creek.

Eventually the trail will cross a bridge that leads to the end of the trail, where the view of Taughannock Falls can be enjoyed by the hiker. The waterfall is 215 feet tall and cascades over the gorge walls with a thundering road.

When the hike is over, be sure to check out the Taughannock Falls Overlook before you leave the area to get a different, and stunning, perspective of the waterfall you just hiked to.

This is one of the most popular hikes in the Ithaca, New York area, so plan on seeing plenty of other people unless you're hiking at opportune times on weekdays.

Parking & Fees
As of August 2023, there's a $9 entrance fee per vehicle. Hikers will find a large parking lot at the coordinates provided.

Dogs are allowed if leashed and must be cleaned up after.

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  1. Parking

    42.545334, -76.599004
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.545243, -76.599416
  3. Taughannock Falls (215-feet tall)

    42.536639, -76.610153
    Taughannock Falls (215-feet tall)
  4. Waterfall (approx. 8-feet tall)

    42.544863, -76.600937
    Waterfall (approx. 8-feet tall)
  5. Waterfall (approx. 8-feet tall)

    42.544549, -76.601234
    Waterfall (approx. 8-feet tall)
  6. Waterfall (approx. 2-feet tall)

    42.542466, -76.603493
    Waterfall (approx. 2-feet tall)
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2.0 miles / 3.2 km
Trail added
May 27, 2017
Hiked on
May 27, 2017
Updated on
August 29, 2023
2.0 miles / 3.2 km
May 28, 2017

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