The Rocky Falls on Fall Creek is a 25ft cascading fall, producing green energy since 1904.
Fall Creek cuts a gorge 140ft deep through the Cornell campus. Get a bird’s-eye view from the suspension bridge at the Johnson Art Museum. Look upstream to see Rocky Falls and the 1904 hydroelectric plant—still operating, renewably producing about 2% of Cornell’s electricity.
Find the suspension bridge trailhead on University Ave., across from the Johnson Art Museum. Some steps. Easy trail. Open year round.
Directions from Ithaca
Take Buffalo St. east (uphill) .3mi and turn left on Stewart Ave. Go 0.8mi and turn right on Fall Creek Dr., just past the Fall Creek bridge. The small visitor parking lot is .2mi on your right.