Buttermilk Falls Bear Trail

Trail distance: 0.68 miles

Difficulty level(s): moderate

Buttermilk Creek drops 600 feet as it plunges through a gorge down the eastern slope of the Cayuga Valley at the southernmost edge of the City of Ithaca. This is one of five trails featured in the park that wander through a remarkable variety of landscapes. The Bear Trail winds along Buttermilk Creek through hillside woodlands and offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife.

Part of the Buttermilk Falls State Park trail network

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.410024
Longitude: -76.514285

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

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

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: wayfinding signs

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

Open Year Round

Visit the Trail Owners/Stewards

http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/ButtermilkFallsTrailMap.pdf