Cascadilla Falls #2, New York

The second waterfall in the Cascadilla Gorge (May 2009)

I wish I could have seen the whole of Cascadilla Gorge this past May, but there were signs posted saying that parts of the gorge were closed. I saw the first three falls, but didn’t go any further.

This is the second falls in the gorge, assuming that you start at the Linn Street entrance. This falls actually drops for a ways, takes a 90 degree turn and continues on its journey.


  1. When you’re in Ithaca, try to somehow get to Linn Street. A GPS system would probably be very helpful if you don’t know the area. You can try and park on Linn Street, though when I visited, that was virtually impossible. It is much easier to park on one of the streets running perpendicular to Linn. I parked at a parking meter near a church.
  2. Head back to the entrance to the Gorge, which looks like a park.
  3. Start walking up the gorge.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy, I haven’t experienced the whole hike, but I gather it gets much less accessible as you continue on.)
Height: 20′
Length of Hike: 0.3 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Cascadilla Falls #2?


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