Name of Waterfall

Devil's Kitchen Falls


From Ithaca, drive south on Route 13 / 34/ 96 and then bear right (west) onto Route 327 (Enfield Falls Road) shortly before the junction where Routes 13 and 96 split. Continue for 2.9 miles and then make a hard left onto Upper Park Road at the upper entrance to Robert H. Treman State Park, and then follow Upper Park Road to its end at the parking area next to the Old Mill.
From the parking area, follow the Gorge Trail downstream through the impressive box canyon at the upper end of Enfield Glen. As the trail emerges from the canyon, it wraps around a cliff and descends a set of stairs adjacent to Devil’s Kitchen Falls, just over one-quarter of a mile from the parking area. Lucifer Falls is located just downstream.Devil’s Kitchen Falls is the uppermost of the formally named waterfalls located within Enfield Glen. The falls spill 19 feet over a broad cascading fall where Enfield Creek progresses through a fascinating series of channels in the bedrock which are carved out at nearly perfectly 90-degree angles.
A short distance upstream from the Devil’s Kitchen is perhaps the most scenic section of Enfield Glen and arguably one of the prettiest areas in all of the Finger Lakes, where Enfield Creek flows through a narrow box canyon featuring more of the aforementioned perfectly 90-degree fracturing in the bedrock. A small 8-foot fall spills down the gorge here, with a footbridge crossing over its end. This fall is not large enough on its own to warrant a standalone entry in the database, but it’s worth mention if only for its outstanding scenic qualities.
Enfield Creek drains from a basin covering approximately 27 square miles, and by all accounts seems to retain at least a modest flow of water during all but the most extreme periods of drought. At flood stage – especially when the remnants of Tropical Depressions pass through - the volume of the creek can swell to truly impressive levels.

Other Names




IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Number of Drops


Average Width


Maximum Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

20 cfs (8 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

2 cfs (4 months)


70 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

St. Lawrence River Enfield Creek