Admission: $3 weekdays / $5 weekends Per car
A picturesque 167 foot waterfall is the main attraction of Chittenango Falls State Park! Glacial sculpting over 40 million year-old bedrock is responsible for this scenic feature. An interesting variety of both plants and wildlife may be found along the trails. Visitors can view the falls from the top, walk the winding trail into the gorge view the falls from the footbridge and return to the top along the small trail on the opposite side of the gorge. Activities include camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking.
The gorge trail is short but fairly steep, with many stairs. At the bottom, a pedestrian bridge crosses Chittenango Creek, offering the best view of the falls. It’s a moderate climb back to the top of the falls, with a few scrambles over rocks.
Chittenango Falls State Park is thought to be the only place on earth where the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail lives. The park also hosts a rare species of roseroot (Sedum rosea) and a small population of American hart’s tongue fern.
The Gorge Trail loop hike is one mile long starting from the parking area and looping back around from the eastern side of the gorge. There are about four miles of hiking trails to explore in the park.
Pets welcome, must be leashed at all times.
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