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Ithaca has many water falls. I was told there are over 100 including of course those small ones... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2019
Metro Manila, Philippines
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The top view is great. Make sure you drive down the road and hike the trail that takes you to the... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2019
Akron, Ohio
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NEW visitor center in a beautifully constructed three season building steps from the tallest waterfall east of the Rockies: Taughannock Falls. Pick up the latest Ithaca is Gorges themed souvenir or apparel, chat with a Visitor Experience Specialist...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
2281 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
+1 607-209-0008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a stop while driving along the west shore of Cayuga Lake. Beautiful waterfall and nice hiking trail near overlook.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AldebaranFlorida
Reviewed September 15, 2019

Ithaca has many water falls. I was told there are over 100 including of course those small ones. This one by far was my favorite. It has two vantage points to choose from: the viewing deck or hike down below. 30 minutes is certainly not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

The top view is great. Make sure you drive down the road and hike the trail that takes you to the river bed and the bottom of the falls. You can walk up most of the river bed and its a sight to see. 400ft...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed our stop and short walk, which was very much needed after spending so long in the car driving around the Finger Lakes. We visited both the scenic lookout and then easy access to the lower waterfall lookout. Very interesting information boards on route. Worth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PepsiDog60
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Wow my photos of this waterfall are fantastic. If you are in the area, you need to make a stop here.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank IlissaS
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Great perspective from the top allowing one to truly appreciate the depth of the gorge and the height of the falls. People below look like ants from up here.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

This was our first stop in the park and it was perfect. We used the restrooms, took a great picture overlooking the falls, and received great advice about our planned hike. The north rim trail is behind the visitor's center. Note that the parking limit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Melaney68
Reviewed July 4, 2019

The park has made a great investment in this center for the half a million visitors they host each year. After making a few visits every year to this area it is a vast comfort to many . The park should be commended for this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pikelhill
Reviewed June 13, 2019

If you don't have the time or energy to hike to this waterfall from the base, this is a great way to view the falls.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pamm935
Reviewed June 3, 2019

If you are just passing thru, then definitely go to the overlook. Otherwise, Hike to the falls. You won’t regret it!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from neuhoffb | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring a stroller to the overlook. It's a few feet from the visitor's center. You can also take one to the falls below if it has good wheels. The trail is rolling but not steep. Some gravelly areas and hard pack... More
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