For a trail map and directions, visit the New York State Parks website here. There are fees to get into the New York State Parks, but you only have to pay for one park each day, as long as you keep your receipt. We had visited Watkins Glen State Park that morning, so we didn't have to pay to get into Taughannock Falls State Park.
The Parks website will let you know which trails are open each day - we should have checked it before the 1/2 hour drive to the park, because when we got there, we found out that the Gorge Trail leading to the huge waterfall was closed! Kinda disappointing. We walked around for a bit at the shore of Cayuga Lake and then drove up to the falls overlook area. From here you get spectacular views of Taughannock Falls.
|Taughannock Falls from the overlook|
|North Rim Trail|
There are really amazing views of the gorge from the South Rim Trail. If we ever found ourselves in the area again, we would definitely re-visit this park.