The Cayuga Trail is a hiking trail, approximately 8.5 miles long, through the Cornell University campus, Cornell Plantations garden and arboretum areas, and through Cornell natural areas. It follows the Fall Creek gorge from the Cornell Campus east into the town of Dryden.
The Cayuga Trails Club started building the Cayuga Trail in 1964; it has been expanded several times in its history. The most recent expansion was done in 2000 after a short section of trail along Fall Creek was washed away during heavy spring snow melt and rains. The section was replaced by a very scenic reroute following both sides of a gorge entering Fall Creek.
The Cayuga Trail takes hikers along the high banks and waterís edge of Fall Creek, through hardwood forests, pine plantations, and interesting areas of lush ferns and hawthorns. This hike features early spring wildflowers, birds, railroad history and lore, magnificent vistas, interesting geological features, and the beauty of very wild sections of Fall Creek and Cornellís natural areas. The Cayuga Trail is considered one of the most beautiful foot trails in the Ithaca region.
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