Outdoor public swimming near campus
The gorges and creeks surrounding Cornell are beautiful places to enjoy. However, strong undercurrents, hidden rock ledges and debris make them unsafe places to swim. People have been severely injured and four people have died in recent years from swimming in the gorges.
Swimming is illegal in Fall Creek, Cascadilla Creek, and Six Mile Creek. Violators are subject to arrest.
Click below to view this two-minute video on how to be safe in the gorges.
Hiking Trails on Campus
Click here for a list of maps with hikes of various lengths on campus.