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Taughannock Falls is the highest free-falling waterfall east of the Mississippi (30 feet higher than Niagara). Located in a beautiful gorge just north of Ithaca, it is easy to access along beautiful paths from above and below.

Short Walk: The easiest access to Taughannock Falls is from above via the Taughannock Falls Overlook Viewpoint just off Taughannock Park Road. There are rim trails both along the north and south edges of the gorge. Perhaps the best way to view the falls is along the Taughannock Falls via Gorge Trail that begins from a parking area off NY 89.

Family Friendly: There are a variety of ways to access the falls, most of which are along easy paths that the whole family can enjoy.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Karl W

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Apr 15, 2020
Jason Roberts
Sep 29, 2019
Elizabeth Mormando
Jun 23, 2019
Tiffony Schindler
Jun 16, 2019
John Eun
Must pay to access the lower viewpoint
May 11, 2019
Frank Harrington
Apr 20, 2019
Theresa Solimeo
Beautiful day - Short simple hike - breath taking views.
Oct 18, 2018
Jeff Mollica
absolutely beautiful. a must visit if you're near ithica.
Jul 21, 2018
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