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 Stevens 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.
Directions to Trailhead from Outbound Bus Stop
Go 250 ft NW on Forest Home Dr to crossing of the Park Park Trail. Go left on trail (up rock staircase) and continue 1/4 mi to connection to Fall Creek South Trail.
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.