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Fall Creek “Pretzel”: hiking workout for holiday season!

Thursday 12/29/2022 10:00 am


Hike rating:

Distance – 4.5 miles; Terrain – Difficult; Pace – Moderate; Overall rating – Strenuous

Event/Trailhead location:

The Flat Rocks parking area is on Forest Home Drive in Ithaca, opposite the Cornell Arboretum buildings near the Stevenson Suspension Bridge (click for map).

Hike Leader:
Myra Shulman


Hike leader contact information will be sent in the email acknowledging that you have registered for this hike. 

Hike Details:


Whether you’re eating potato latkes, ham, turkey, gumbo, cookies, and/or pies, this time of year we all need some good outdoor exercise!

On this hike, we’ll make 3 loops up and down the steep/high bank of Fall Creek, with our route forming the shape of a pretzel.

We meet at the Flat Rock parking area across the street from the Cornell Botanic Gardens Arboretum, and start our hike by crossing the suspension bridge to the north side of the Fall Creek Valley Natural Area.  Then its up and down, up and down, up and down, getting lots of exercise as we explore the beautiful forests of the creeks flood plain and banks.

It’s winter, so come prepared!  Wear waterproof hiking boots, layered warm clothing, bring traction footwear (Microspikes, Stabilicers, Nanospikes, etc) and/or snowshoes if conditions warrant, and carry water and a snack.  Hiking poles are strongly, strongly recommended.


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