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Taughannock Falls State Park

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Address: 2221 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
Phone Number: 607-387-6739
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Cold day, cold water

Visitor center is under construction, but that doesn't stop visitors from seeing the falls! Pretty overlook is an easy walk from your car, more challenging hike down the path.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visitor center is under construction, but that doesn't stop visitors from seeing the falls! Pretty overlook is an easy walk from your car, more challenging hike down the path.

Thank Bestboba
Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With winter closing in, most of the park is closed and parking is free. However, it is still possible to park at the overlook to see the falls from the top or park at the bottom off Rt 89 and hike in to the bottom. Right now, a new visitor's center is being constructed at the overlook and has a... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Within a short distance of Buttermilk Falls is this spectacular water marvel known as, Taughannock Falls! I started my journey at the parking area for the view. The hiking trail I chose seemed to be taking me toward the falls, yet I remained on top of the ledge for quite some time. Along the way, I caught intermediate glimpses of... More 

Thank charylec
Rensselaer, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty cool spot to check out a waterfall. Great pictures, quick enough that it's a must do while you're there.

Thank Sean B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The top car park gives you a great overview of the falls but it's not very close and the view from the bottom would have been much better. Lacked signs to show where to go to get to the path at the bottom of the falls.

Thank Cris H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the Falls from above at the overlook, and from below at the end of 3/4mi flat easy trail. I recommend enjoying the falls both ways. Another recommendation; driving 89 north along Cayuga Lake is as beautiful.

Thank Myung S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park. Better than Watkins Glen in my opinion as it is less crowded and the waterfalls are more spectacular. You can get nice and close. Good, easy trails.

Thank Lisa S
Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

But isn't that Ithaca's slogan... "Ithaca is gorges?" ;-) And it's so true! The town of Ithaca reminds me of Berkeley, CA as does the surrounding area. I feel like I'm in CA when I'm in Ithaca. I wish I could go more often.

Thank glasskat
Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail back to the falls is flat with views of the water along the way and the canyon. It was an easy walk from the parking lot with the amazing waterfall at the end of the trail. Its a trail not to be missed.

Thank Lori B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the signs along the trail pointing out items of interest - even a story about the great horned owls that ate the reintroduced falcons. The hiking trail is essentially flat all the way to the falls. There are outstanding views of the canyon walls along with an explanation of how they were formed. The falls are amazing. I... More 

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