Chittenango Falls State Park – Cazenovia


Chittenango Falls State Park is one of our favorites to visit while in the area!

Chittenango Falls is a massive 167′ high, two-tiered beauty located a short drive from NYS I-90. Easily one of the best waterfalls in the area to visit, this state park also boasts several other seasonal waterfalls and miles of trail systems to explore.

Ample parking is located near the top of the falls. There is a fee for parking, but most people bypass paying it since there are automated parking meters that are not mandated for use at this time. You can access the top of the falls by walking from the parking area across a small grassy area to a chain link fence close to the crest of the waterfall.

From the crest, there is a trail that can be accessed by following the fence downstream. This path is of medium difficulty, so good hiking shoes should be worn. Close to the bottom of the trail is a deck where you can view one of the season waterfalls and then continue further down to a bridge spanning the creek about 75 yards from the base of the main waterfall. This trail continues back up and around for a loop that takes you back to the parking area.

Waterfall Name: Chittenango Falls
Alternative Name(s): n/a
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 167′
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Chittenango Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Chittenango Falls State Park
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 42.97875, -75.8415
Altitude (Appx Meters): 242.9

Town: Cazenovia
County: Madison
NYS Tourism Region: Central Leatherstocking
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Central New York
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html

Parking: 42.9777, -75.84214
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: Easy to moderate Hike
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: Edward M. Smathers (www.DigTheFalls.com)
Source 4: Steve Young

For more information on New York State waterfall locations, please visit out New York waterfalls map.

NOTE: Get Directions uses Geolocator for closest known address. Double check directions prior to the start of your journey.

  • Chittenango falls state park

Closest Geolocated Address: 5210 Gorge Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035, USA
Location Lat/Long: 42.978706, -75.841606

Chittenango Falls State Park – Cazenovia

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