Waterfall Name: Cascadilla Falls
Alternative Name(s): Main Falls, Giant Staircase
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 50′
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Cascadilla Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Cascadilla Falls Park
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: Cascadilla Gorge
Lat/Long: 42.44309, -76.48536
Altitude (Appx Meters): 206.7

Town: Ithaca
County: Tompkins
NYS Tourism Region: Finger Lakes-Wine Country
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Central New York
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html

Parking: 42.442803, -76.489413
Parking Notes: Parking and trailhead is from State St
Trail head: 42.44274, -76.48579
Trail Notes: 1 Mile/Approx 1 Hour/South Side of Cornell University
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.

Originator: www.naturalhighs.net
Source 2: Russell Dunn
Source 3: www.bobbieswaterfalls.net
Source 4: Steve Young Postcard

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail is a scenic trail, containing a number of waterfalls, that connects downtown Ithaca to the Cornell campus. The trail, maintained by Cornell Botanic Gardens, follows Cascadilla Creek through the gorge for a total of 1.32 miles.

Per the Cornell Botanic Gardens website.

“Cascadilla Gorge is truly a “gorges” display of rock, water and trees. Cascadilla Creek drops 400 feet from campus to downtown Ithaca, carving through bedrock—shale, siltstone and sandstone—exposing sedimentary rocks that were deposited 400 million years ago.”

“Cascadilla Gorge was originally preserved and donated to Cornell University by Robert H. Treman in 1909 to support public use, education, and enjoyment.”

“Please note: Cascadilla gorge from Lynn Street to College Avenue closes during the colder months from mid-November to mid-April.”

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