Triphammer Falls is a 55ft multiple cascading fall, a centerpiece of the Cornell campus.
Named for the Triphammer forge that operated here in the 1820s. University founder Ezra Cornell fell in love with this spot when he first arrived in Ithaca, and he made his name here building the first Beebe Lake Dam to deliver reliable year-round waterpower to mills downstream.
View falls from the Triphammer Foot Bridge or East Ave. bridge. Easy trail to walk.
Alternately, hike to the falls overlook using the trailhead on the north rim, behind Risley Hall. Moderate
Open year round.
Directions from Ithaca
Located at the intersection of University Ave. and East Ave. on the Cornell campus.