Hiking and Nature Trails - Taughannock
Trails are seasonal. The Gorge Trail
is a very pleasant 3/4 mile (1.4 km) mile walk on a flat, wide, trail that
ends near the base of the falls. On a hot summer day this is particularily
enjoyable with a fine cool mist from the falls and along the creek bed.
It is also enjoyable in winter because of the ease of navigation and flatter
surface. Others might enjoy the Rim Trail which can be somewhat challenging
yet very rewarding with many scenic vistas. The
park asks that you stay on designated trails, areas of the Rim trail can
be dangerous. Note: the rim trail is closed during the winter months. The
main entrance to the trails can be found just off the parking lot on the
opposite side of Route 89 from Cayuga Lake. The Multi-Purpose Trails are
open in the Winter for hiking and cross-country skiing.
for a map of the trails (click your browser's back buton to return)