Horseshoe Falls

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Horseshoe Falls is a beautiful 20-foot tall cascade on Fall Creek within the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. The waterfall can be viewed from the Gorge Path and visitors are welcome to get a closer look by walking down the stone steps to its base. There is a great stone viewing area along Fall Creek which allows visitors to get a closer look at the falls. Visitors must stay within the viewing area because many lives have been lost swimming at the falls. 

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 20 feet
  • Type: Cascade
  • Water source: Fall Creek
  • Swimming: Prohibited and/or not possible


  • Park: Ithaca Falls Natural Area
  • Address: Horseshoe Falls
  • Town: Ithica
  • State: New York
  • GPS: Lat 42.45195 Lng -76.48614
  • Parking Notes: There is limited parking for the Fall Creek waterfalls in Ithaca. The best parking area is located just off Fall Creek Drive. There are about 10 parking spots and they are free to park at. Parking is limited to 1 hour. Additionally, visitors can park in downtown Ithaca. The Dryden Road Garage is a great parking garage which charges a small fee.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE

1 review for Horseshoe Falls

  1. Tiffany

    Horseshoe Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Ithaca, New York. I love the small lookout area built on the side of the river. Don’t miss this waterfall!

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