Picturesque Cascadilla Falls is a 20ft multiple cascading fall, the first on a popular gorge trail that connects Cornell University to downtown from College Ave. to Court St. Along the way, the creek drops 400ft past nine waterfalls. No fee. Dogs allowed on leash. Swimming prohibited.
Trail Info Cascadilla Gorge Trail: 0.5mi. Many stairs. Moderate/strenuous difficulty. Directions from Ithaca Find the upper trailhead near the College Ave. bridge, adjacent to Cornell’s Schwartz Center for Theatre Arts. The lower trailhead is downtown at Cascadilla Park, near the intersection of Court St. and University Ave.
Connecting the Cornell campus to downtown, the Cascadilla Gorge Trail is one of Cornell Plantations' natural areas, this gorge is a natural greenway in the heart of an urban area. The gorge walk is 1.3 miles with many stairs. The lower portion of the trail is open, the upper section is also now open.
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