Falls - Trumansburg Creek
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On Trumansburg Creek, a tributary of Cayuga Lake,
in Seneca County, New York.
Wholly within the boundaries of Camp
Barton, a Boy Scout camp of the Baden-Powell
Council of the Boy Scouts of America. It is unlikely
that permission will be granted
to outside visitors while camp is in session.
This is a short hike to a spectacular waterfall.
It is an easy 1/3 mile walk on a woodland trail
from the camp, but we hiked for about a mile along
the shore of Cayuga lake from a private home to
get to the camp. To approach the
of the falls, you must walk in the
stream or on ledges at the bottom of
the steep canyon wall.
Trumansburg Creek parallels Taughannock Creek,
which is less than a mile to the south. Trumansburg
Creek is much smaller than Taughannock Creek
(it drains about 14 square
miles/36.5 km2 compared to 68 square
miles/176 km2 for Taughannock Falls).
Frontenac Falls is less than a 1/4 mile from Cayuga
Lake while Taughannock
Falls is more than a mile . It is
easy to imagine that Frontenac
Falls looks today like Taughannock
Falls did some
8-10,000 years ago.
walls of this canyon are very high and unstable
and the danger of falling rocks
and ice is great. Exercise extreme caution when
hiking near the waterfall
altogether in wet or thawing conditions.
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