Buttermilk Falls Larch Meadow Trail

Trail distance: 1.02 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy

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 Larch Meadow Trail takes you through a wetland that has survived from glacial times. Explore the plants and animals of this shrub swamp with a trail leaflet available at the park office.

Part of the Buttermilk Falls State Park trail network

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.416322
Longitude: -76.524779

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

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

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: wayfinding signs

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

Open Year Round

Visit the Trail Owners/Stewards