I was thinking about Cavern Cascade, and realized that it isn’t actually a cascade, but instead a plunge waterfall. A cascade usually has multiple drops due to rock steps. I didn’t see any rock steps…But that’s an aside.
The waterfall is actually very cool. It was one of the waterfalls that I saw in Watkins Glen State Park, considering that only the first third of the Gorge Trail was open when I visited in early May. It’s difficult to miss this waterfall if you walk along the Gorge Trail, as the trail leads directly BEHIND the falls. You’re sure to get wet!!!
- Watkins Glen State Park is directly off of NY-14 in Watkins Glen.
- Pay the state park entrance fee, and then park.
- Cavern Cascade can be seen from the Gorge Trail.
Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Length of Hike: up to 3 miles round-trip
Where in the World is Cavern Cascade?