Six Mile Creek Natural Area

Total distance: 5.0 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy to moderate

The Six Mile Creek Gorge is a diverse ecological area consisting of streams, gorges, waterfalls, marshland, forest, and meadows of goldenrods, asters, shrub thickets or young forests. The natural area offers level, creekside walks in the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve on the north side of Six Mile Creek. Steep cliffside trails can be found on either side of the creek. This area contains the City of Ithaca's reservoirs and is also designated as a unique natural area. The area has many miles of unimproved and minimally maintained trails on both sides of the gorge from the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve to the 60' Dam. All blue-blazed trails on both sides of the creek are kept clear of obstructions.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.432737
Longitude: -76.484172

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking allowed

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: blue blazes

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

www.cityofithaca.org