Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lucifer Falls and Upper Gorge Area

Robert H. Treman State Park,
Near Ithaca,
Tompkins Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Gorge Trail
Rim Trail

Pros: Highly scenic area and impressive falls and gorge
Cons: None
Hike Type: Loop

Google Maps of Parking:

This was the last hike of my family camping trip. It was a short but very scenic hike. My phone was broken with water damage from my fall earlier in the day on my Taughannock Falls hike, so I couldn't track this hike on GPS.

I parked in the upper entrance of Robert H. Treman State Park, and took the Gorge Trail down at the beginning of the trail, through the narrow gorge and above the bridge, to the Lucifer Falls area. This is an enormous and highly scenic waterfall. Although it was very dry, with less water than usuall, it was still very impressive. I then took the trail to the bottom of the trail, where I took the bridge that crossed the brook to the Rim Trail.

The Rim Trail climbs steeply along the slope using hundreds of steep steps, where I was then above the falls. I continued along the rim trail to the end at the parking area.

Map of the Route

Entering the Glen with Steep Walls on Each Side

Me in Enfield Canyon Glen

Scenery Along the Gorge Trail

Natural Rock Formations in Enfield Creek

Me Crossing the Stone Bridge

Small Waterfalls prior to Lucifer Falls

Large Rock Formation in the Cliff

Enfield Creek Going Downstream

A Smaller Waterfalls Before the Main One

Trail Along the Steep Canyon Wall

Steep Cliff Above the Creek

Gorge Trail Alongside Lucifer Falls

First View of Lucifer Falls

Full View of Lucifer Falls

Lucifer Falls from the Bottom

Me at the Bottom Part of Lucifer Falls

Ascending up the Gorge on the Rim Trail

Lucifer Falls from the Rim Trail

View Across the Gorge Overlooking the Gorge Trail

Lucifer Falls and the Gorge Trail from Across on the Rim Trail

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