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Potter's Falls on Six Mile Creek

Potter's Falls on Six Mile Creek is a 25 ft. cascading fall, and is considered to be Ithaca's favorite sunbathing spot. 

Fun Facts

Potter’s Falls (a.k.a. Green Tree Falls) is on Six Mile Creek, a natural area full of cascades, rock formations and wildflowers—so many that it was designated a wildflower preserve in 1970. The trail’s first mile is believed to hold the greatest wildflower diversity in the state.

  • No fee
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Swimming prohibited

Trail Info

Hike upstream on Greenway Trail & East Gorge Trail: 2.4mi. Caution, steep sections with poor footing. Moderate difficulty.

Open year round, but often impassible in winter due to ice.

Directions from Ithaca

Follow Rt. 79 east from the Commons 1mi and turn right on Giles St. Turn left into the trailhead parking area marked Mulholland Wildflower Preserve, just before the bridge.

Giles St., Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-1313
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