Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Ithaca, New York 14853

Elevation Gain540ft
Trailhead Elevation714ft
Elevation Min/Max412/715ft
Elevation Start/End714/714ft

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail is a hiking trail in Ithaca, New York. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 714 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 540 feet. Schwartz Bike Racks and another bicycle parking are near the trailhead. There is also parking. The Collegetown Bagels bicycle parking can be seen along the trail.

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200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide (Footprint Press)
Rich & Sue Freeman
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"The ravine once began at William’s Mill at the center of the village of Ithaca where the first settlers built their cabins. Today it drops 400 feet from Cornell University campus to downtown Ithaca. Cascadilla Gorge’s nickname is “Giant’s Staircase,” appropriate due to the many stairs you’ll climb." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in New York (Falcon Guides)
Randi Minetor
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"One sublime falls follows another on this up-and-down walk through a striking gorge." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Cornell Plantations, 1 Plantations Rd., Ithaca 14850; (607) 255-2400;
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Dec 2018