Cornell Botanic Gardens

Total distance: 1.39 miles

Difficulty level(s): moderate

At Cornell Botanic Gardens, specialty gardens surround the Nevin Welcome Center that showcase plants from around the world. Eleven gardens feature herbs, flowers, vegetables, rhododendrons, perennials, ornamental grasses, groundcovers, conifers, container gardens and plants with winter interest. Over 16,000 plants, trees and shrubs here are labeled and detailed records are kept for research, education and enjoyment. An audio tour is available for each garden. The Nevin Welcome Center offers restrooms, visitor information and a gift shop. Trails here connect with the Cayuga Trail, and trails to Cornell Botanic Gardens' Mundy Wildflower Garden, Beebe Lake, the F. R. Newman Arboretum and Cornell Campus.

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

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.44900131
Longitude: -76.47309875

Parking Locations

Bus Stops

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking allowed
  • Restrooms available

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth, Gravel/Stone Dust

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.

Visit the Trail Owners/Stewards