Hiking NY – Taughannock Falls State Park – July 2020

Today’s hike takes you to Taughannock State Park located in the Finger Lakes region of NY state. The Rim and Gorge trails make up an easy-moderate hike of 5.54 miles. The Rim Trail has nice views of the gorge and waterfall views from the top while the gorge trails allow you to experience the waterfall from the base.

There is an alternate shorter option to just hike the Gorge Trail which is an easy 2.25-mile hike for families to enjoy. Conditions permitting, walking on the river leading up to the Taughannock Waterfall is allowed.

Keep mind if you plan on walking over the river to take proper footwear. The walk on the river can be very slick, be sure to bring good water shoes and take your time staying safe.

Tauughannock waterfall is 215 feet tall that ultimately feeds into Cayuga lake.


  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Good Views
  • Picnic Area
  • Wild Berries
  • Wild Flower

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