Picturesque Cascadilla Falls is 20ft of multiple cascading falls, the first on a popular gorge trail that connects Cornell University to downtown from College Ave. to Court St. Along the way, the creek drops 400ft past nine waterfalls. No fee, dogs allowed on leash, swimming prohibited. Trail Info - Cascadilla Gorge Trail: 0.5mi, many stairs & moderate/strenuous difficulty. Directions from Ithaca Find the upper trailhead near the College Ave. bridge, adjacent Cornell’s Schwartz Center for Theatre Arts. The lower trail head is downtown at Cascadilla Park, near the intersection of Court St. and University Ave.