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A moderate loop around the Taughannock Falls. One of the prettiest waterfalls in the Finger Lakes


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3.1

Miles

4.9

KM

Point to Point

787' 240 m

High

397' 121 m

Low

520' 158 m

Up

552' 168 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly A moderate loop around one of the prettiest waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

Overview

Taking this loop will actually help you avoid the crowds of the way easier paved trail. You'll be able to cross a bridge and see where the falls start. You'll then be able to see the falls from another parking lot that's off the North Rim Trail.

Need to Know

The park has a fee to enter

Description

Start off by taking the "stairs" just to the left of the paved Gorge Trail. This starts the South Rim. Follow the signs to stay on the trail. You'll see many views of the canyon along the way. Once you get to the "end" you'll see the signs for the North Rim Trail. This trail is also well marked. Along this route you'll get some beautiful views of Taughannock Falls. You'll then come back to the end and have to use the side hike along the road to get back to your car.

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Joe Danz

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While they're much smaller than Taughannock, the lower falls near the parking area are still beautiful in their own right.
Feb 23, 2017 near Trumans…, NY
The trail can get just a little icy in the winter!
Feb 23, 2017 near Trumans…, NY

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