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Triphammer Falls on Fall Creek

Intersection of University and East Ave., on Cornell campus,, Ithaca, NY 14850

Triphammer Falls is a 55-foot multiple cascading fall, a centerpiece of the Cornell campus. Named for the Triphammer forge that operated here in the 1820s. University founder Ezra Cornell fell in love with this spot when he first arrived in Ithaca, and he made his name here building the first Beebe Lake Dam to deliver reliable year-round waterpower to mills downstream. Open dawn til dusk. No fee. Dogs allowed on leash. Swimming is prohibited. View falls from the Triphammer Foot Bridge or East Ave. bridge. Easy trail to walk. Alternatively, hike to the falls overlook using the trailhead on the north rim, behind Risley Hall. Moderate Open year round.