Edwards Lake Cliffs Natural Area

Total distance: 1.81 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy, moderate, difficult

Within the 84-acre Cornell Botanic Gardens Edwards Lake Cliffs Natural Area, trails bring visitors to scenic views of Cayuga Lake, a gorge and waterfall. The Lake View Trail leads to an expansive view of the lake atop cliffs of Tully Limestone. These lake cliffs and the specialized plant communities they support are found only in a few places in the region. The Pocket Falls Trail leads to a view of a 35-foot waterfall from the forested rim of Shurger Glen. The main Loop Trail takes visitors through younger forest, shrub thickets and meadows.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.5210990906
Longitude: -76.5162963867

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Lakes visible
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: No

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: yellow blaze, blue blaze, red blaze

This trail contains a loop.

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

This trail is closed during firearm deer hunting season.

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