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Taughannock Falls State Park

2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
607-387-6739
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Taughannock Falls is a beautiful attraction. It is, apparently the highest single drop waterfall in North America east of the Rockies so it is an impressive view indeed. There are two trails in the park. The gorge trail is through the gorge itself up to the waterfall. It offers an impressive view up the waterfall and the stone canyon... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The hike from the lower falls to the upper falls may challenge some people. However, the views along the path are lovely and mostly quiet (although often too close to the road). The upper falls are a pleasant experience worth packing a picnic lunch to enjoy.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I grew up in T-burg and never really appreciated the beauty of Taughannock Park until I grew up and shared with my family and friends. The Falls overlook is beautiful at any season. The trail to the base of the falls is most enjoyable in the summer when you can wander off the trail and wade through the shallow water... More 

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Cohoes
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This falls is 300 feet higher than Niagara Falls although when we visited it wasn't running terribly full and fast. But it's still worth the easy walk into the gorge to view it. The guide says it's 3/4 of a mile in but it seemed a bit longer than that. Suitable for a stroller. The children that we saw seemed... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a nice hike. Not too difficult and you can swim there by the falls in nice weather. It is a beautiful falls!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Taughannock Falls is a beautiful park. We came on a rainy (slightly snowy) November morning and first stopped at the lookout. If you have some time, it's definitely worth a stop since it gives you a view from the top of the gorge. We were determined to hike the Gorge Trail so we drove down to the parking lot and... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Many beautiful views behold the visitor. Walk up the gorge and also look from the overlook. Nice swimming area and picnic areas. Good fishing from the north point.

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Doylestown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful falls at the end of a pleasant half-mile walk through a lovely gorge. You can also see the falls from the top at an overlook.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Checking out the local falls is a trip worthy of praise, and as such, we did a few hikes once we turned off Route 89, 10 km north of Ithaca. The falls, 33 ft higher than Niagara, plunge 215 ft into a natural amphitheatre, created by thousands of years of erosion added to the effects of seasonal melting and freezing.... More 

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Elkhorn, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Taughannock Falls are very close to Ithaca, about 8 miles north on state hwy 89. A viewing area is easily accessible from the parking lot near the top of the mountain, providing a spectacular view of the giant gorge and falls. For the more adventurous, there is a trail from Cayuga Lake that leads to the bottom of the falls.... More 

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