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Watkins Glen (19 falls)

Watkins Glen, NY

Watkins Glen (19 falls) is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Watkins Glen, NY that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

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Cayuga Trail

Ithaca, NY

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Triphammer, Forest, Foaming & Rocky Falls
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17 Completed 18 Reviews

The hike consist of paved sidewalks, many steps, bridge crossing, and dirt trails. It was a Sunday so we found a parking lot on Stewart Ave and stared the trail, not as clearly mark. Not a fan of trails but some very beautiful falls.

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Cascadilla Falls (9 falls)
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17 Completed 18 Reviews

hard to find a place to park, very nice short hike

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Rim & Gorge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail.

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Ithaca Falls Trail
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17 Completed 18 Reviews

near a very busy street, short hike but very beautiful

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Wells Falls
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17 Completed 18 Reviews

Not much of a hike, to get a good few of the waterfall you have to go on a homemade latter and cross some rocks.

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Rim & Gorge Trail
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17 Completed 18 Reviews

If you want a challenge do the Rim trail first which is a little over 2 miles but going up the stairs will be a work out. As you work your way up you will see Lucifer Falls. At the end you could go back the same trail or just loop around and you’ll be at Gorge trail which follows along Lucifer falls and to Lower Falls. Very fun but not for beginners due to the elevation, but the trail is mark well.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail is very scenic with some tough spots. We made it with a 7 & 10 year old.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Cayuga Nature Center Trail
by Katelin Nelson

8 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful and varied trails, walking up the creek to the small waterfall us easy and worth it.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park
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6 Completed 6 Reviews