The view from the very top is amazing and worth all the struggling. Although this is described as easy I found it to be more moderate as it is very steep and the stairs get kind of killer especially the further up you go. There are several spots to swim which is nice on a hot day. The only downfall was the crowds, but that should be expected for a place as magnificent as this!
This is a heavily trafficked trail that has poor accessibility and can be dangerous. The parking area is fine but to reach the trail you must first walk down a busy mountain road with little clearance for pedestrians on the narrow shoulder. On the trail there are many loose rocks, exposed stumps, exposed roots, slippery surfaces, and a steep grade at times. I often see people on this trail that look completely exhausted.. The serenity of this hike is often lost because it can be very crowded. The Kaaterskill falls are beautiful but the area around them is dangerous and hikers should excercise caution in the area leading to and around the falls.