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Cayuga Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

A moderately trafficked trail following Fall Creek, most of which is part of the Monkey Run Natural Area.


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

95%

Runnable

1,110' 338 m

High

899' 274 m

Low

723' 220 m

Up

711' 217 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Need to Know

There are multiple parking areas from which the trail can be accessed.
Parking Lot : 320 Caldwell Dr.
Parking Lot : 119 Freese Rd.
Parking Lot : 31 Monkey Run Rd.
Parking Lot : 1 Plantations Rd.
Parking Lot : 397 Forest Home Dr.
Parking Lot : 316 Fall Creek Dr.
Parking Lot : Arboretum Rd.
Parking lot : 1036 Dryden Rd.

Runner Notes

The spring season can bring muddy conditions!

Description

The Cayuga Trail provides the opportunity to follow Fall Creek Gorge from the Cornell campus to the Town of Dryden. Starting from the western end, the trail begins at the Stewart Avenue bridge, then passes through Fall Creek Gorge, Cornell Botanic Gardens Botanical Gardens, the Mundy Wildflower Garden, the F.R. Newman Arboretum, and on through Plantations' Fall Creek and Monkey Run Natural Areas before looping back. This run features a rich diversity of wildflowers, magnificent vistas, interesting geological features, and the beauty of very wild sections of Fall Creek. In the Monkey Run Natural Area, the trail runs at both creek bank level and the upper rim offering 100-foot bluffs.

Contacts

Local Club: Cayuga Trails Club

Shared By:

Sophie Kotok

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Jun 20, 2020
Sophie Kotok
The creek has multiple access points offering a refreshing opportunity to cool off. 23mi — 4h 04m