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Cascadilla Creek Gorge


Picturesque Cascadilla Falls is 20ft of multiple cascading falls, the first on a popular gorge trail that connects Cornell University to downtown Ithaca from College Ave. to Court St. Along the way, the creek drops 400ft past nine waterfalls.

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail between Linn Street and College Avenue closes for the winter season, typically mid-December through mid-April.
  • No fee
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Swimming prohibited

Trail Info

  • Cascadilla Gorge Trail: 0.5mi
  • Many stairs
  • Moderate/strenuous difficulty

Check here for trail conditions.

Directions from Ithaca Find the upper trailhead near the College Ave. bridge, adjacent Cornell’s Schwartz Center for Theatre Arts. The lower trail head is downtown at Cascadilla Park, near the intersection of Court St. and University Ave.


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Accessible Amenities

  • Accessible Amenities:
  • Accessible Car Parking Onsite: Yes
  • Accessible Van Parking Onsite: Yes
Mobility/Wheelchair Access
  • Mobility/Wheelchair Access Accommodations:
  • Accessible Bathroom: Yes
  • Accessible Entrance: Yes
  • Accessible Route: Yes