Fall Creek Valley South Natural Area

Total distance: 1.05 miles

Difficulty level(s): moderate

Cornell Botanic Gardens Fall Creek Valley South Natural Area contains two trails, which connect to create a 1-¼-mile loop. The Morgan-Smith Trail passes through a small but breathtaking old-growth forest with a rich diversity mature trees and herbaceous plants. The return trail follows the water's edge through a tranquil forest bordering Fall Creek. Trail Connections: The northwest end of this loop connects to the Stevenson footbridge to access the Cayuga Trail on the north side of Fall Creek. This loop also connects to the trails in the Park Park Natural Area at the east end of the Morgan-Smith Trail. The southwest end of the loop trail connects into Cornell Botanic Gardens F. R. Newman Arboretum.

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

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.4542007446
Longitude: -76.4555969238

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth, Pavement

Trail Markers: orange blaze, none, blue blaze, red blaze, yellow blaze

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://www.cornellbotanicgardens.org/our-gardens/natural-areas/FC-south