Buttermilk Falls State Park

Total distance: 5.86 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy, moderate, difficult

Buttermilk Creek drops 600 feet as it plunges through a gorge down the eastern slope of the Cayuga Valley at the southernmost edge of the City of Ithaca. Five trails in the park wander through a remarkable variety of landscapes.

Portions of this trail system are also included in the Finger Lakes Trail system.

Individual Trails at This Site

These trails have their own narrative, photos, and additional trail information.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.39292
Longitude: -76.510638

Parking Locations

Multiple parking options may be specific to certain trails within this site.

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Lakes visible
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking allowed
  • Restrooms available

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth, Earth, Gravel/Stone Dust

Trail Markers: white blazes, wayfinding signs, white, blue

This trail contains a loop.

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

This trail is open year round.

Visit the Trail Owners/Stewards

http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/RobertHTremanTrailMap.pdf