Great Gully Nature Preserve
Great Gully Falls is approx. 1.2 Miles rt. Be prepared to do some of the hike in the water or the edge.
When I visited the location, there were way too many folks there, garbage here and there. So we scooted in and back out.
Sources state there are 3 small cascades and one larger one. Approx. 9’/3’/13’ and possible 20’
I am unsure if we hiked in far enough, but did look like we came to the end.
The majority of this gully is on private property.
Located on the east side of Cayuga Lake. There is a dirt parking lot for this location, just off of Route 90.
The Land Trust became involved with Great Gully in 2012, when it accepted the donation of a conservation easement on 650-acre Great Gully Farm, which includes the portion of Great Gully traditionally used by the public.
The Land Trust installed a sign here explaining that access to the falls is allowed by a private owner. Access for everyone could be restricted at any time.
As you walk down the path from the parking lot, you’ll see a small waterfall.
Just above the falls you’ll see a long slab of rock that you can walk along to follow the river upstream.
You will see the river widen up, and bend to the left. Cross the river and follow the trail on the right side of the bank. You will switch between walking along a trail to walking along the river, but easy to follow. This trail will bring you to the large falls.
Western New York all outdoors Atlas & Field Guide Publication 2008
World Waterfall Database