Rocky Falls


Rocky Falls is a beautiful 30-foot tall cascade on Fall Creek on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. The waterfall can be viewed from the Rocky Falls outlook and also the pedestrian suspension bridge over Fall Creek. Rocky Falls is one of several beautiful waterfalls along Fall Creek, be sure to save time to do some exploring after visiting this waterfall!

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Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 30 feet
  • Type: Cascade
  • Water source: Fall Creek
  • Swimming: Prohibited and/or not possible


  • Park: Ithaca Falls Natural Area
  • Address: Rocky Falls
  • Town: Ithaca
  • State: New York
  • GPS: Lat 42.45188 Lng -76.48473
  • 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 that charges a small fee.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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