Waterfall Name: Cascadilla Falls
Alternative Name(s): Main Falls, Giant Staircase
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Cascadilla Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Cascadilla Falls Park
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: Cascadilla Gorge
Lat/Long: 42.44309, -76.48536
Altitude (Appx Meters): 206.7
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
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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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Closest Geolocated Address: Judith Eisner Pavillion, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Location Lat/Long: 42.442745, -76.485428
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