Triphammer Falls on Fall Creek/Cornell Campus

Triphammer Falls is a 55ft multiple cascading fall, a centerpiece of the Cornell campus.



  • Open dawn til dusk
  • No fee
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Swimming is prohibited


Fun Facts

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.

Trail Info

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.


Intersection of University and East Ave., on Cornell campus, Ithaca, NY 14850
Cornell University
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