Total distance: 1.84 miles
Difficulty level(s): easy, moderate, difficult
Visitors can explore Cornell Botanic Gardens Beebe Lake Natural Area on the one-mile loop trail around this man-made lake in the heart of Cornell campus. The scenic trail passes through mature and old-growth forests, over the historic Sackett Bridge, and past many lake views and stone seating areas that include picturesque views across the lake and the falls over Beebe Dam into Fall Creek Gorge from the Triphammer Footbridge. These trails are also a favorite for joggers, hikers or a simple stroll. A shorter loop trail from Sackett's Bridge leads to a picnic area overlooking a waterfall tucked away in Hemlock Gorge. While hiking the trail, visitors may take an interpretive guided tour using your smart phone by downloading "Pocketsights Tour Guide" from the App Store or Google Play Store. Trails here also connect with the Cayuga Trail, and trails within the Botanic Garden area, the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Cornell Campus, and additional, adjoining natural areas.
Part of interconnected trail system: No
Trail Surface: Earth, Gravel/Stone Dust, Pavement
Trail Markers: orange blaze, none
This trail contains a loop.
Use of firearms for deer hunting is not allowed. Bow hunting may be allowed. BE SAFE: See the specific trail owner/steward’s website for the most up to date details
This trail is open year round.