Please note: Because its narrow trails make safe use challenging during COVID-19 containment, we ask everyone to strictly abide by our mask-wearing rule and to keep 6 feet of distance whenever possible. Cascadilla Gorge is now open for the season.
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.Printable Map