Christman Sanctuary Trail

EASY 79 reviews

Christman Sanctuary Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delanson, NY that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from March until November.

2.2 miles 322 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

beautiful creek, 30 ft waterfall, close to home, easy hike Christman Sanctuary is a nature preserve that protects part of the Bozen Kill creek. Along the creek there are a series of small waterfalls and cascades. From the parking area, follow the trail through the field to the sign-in register just inside the forest. Continue left on the trail with blue markers which will take you down to the creek. After about 1/2 mile, if the creek is low enough, you can cross and follow the Plantation Trail. It is best to follow this loop trail (marked with orange) in a clockwise direction. The blue trail continues along the creek to a T-intersection. Go straight ahead and then down some steps. You will soon reach the base of the 30 foot waterfall. This is a nice picnic spot with a lean-to. To return, retrace your steps to the T-intersection. Take a left and follow the trail back to the register.

hiking
9 days ago

Great peaceful local hike, views of the water falls are excellent, this hike can be done by almost anyone. Its a perfect location to test out snowshoeing as well because of the slight up and downs. I would also like to point out that this Sanctuary does not allow pets, meaning NO DOGS. As a pet owner myself I like to bring my dog hiking as much as possible but understand the reasoning behind not allowing pets, especially in a nature sanctuary.

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2 months ago

love this area just beautiful so many falls and easy trails for kids and dogs

2 months ago

2 months ago

very easy hike. one of my favorites

hiking
3 months ago

pretty little hike, beautiful falls glad they saved it

3 months ago

Not marked very well

3 months ago

great trails and a nice hike

hiking
3 months ago

It's a nice, easy trail system that is peaceful and great for young kids.

walking
3 months ago

This was a nice walk in the woods. It was SUPER easy. The waterfall was minimal but it was the middle of summer with little rain so I wasn't expecting much anyway. We ate lunch in the middle of the rocks where the waterfall should've been. It was a chill day.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike. Nice waterfall. Relaxing not exciting or challenging.

4 months ago

Went there with my daughter the other day after all the rain and it was amazing as always. Paths are well marked and there are many foot bridges along the way. I love the Christman Sanctuary for the hike and also some long exposure photography.

hiking
4 months ago

really nice hike, nice swimming hole, going again in the spring when there will be more water

5 months ago

I loved this hike! We did both the orange and blue trails. The water is gorgeous!

5 months ago

This trail was definitely pleasant and peaceful!! There are a few beautiful areas ,such as multiple little water falls and a beautiful stone wall. It is a very easy walk. We enjoyed it!!!

5 months ago

It was quite peaceful and beautiful. Very family friendly. Was very impressed. Lots of little waterfalls and trails are well parked.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a gorgeous mid morning hike. There were a few other people there. Trail is kind of confusing to follow bc it's poorly marked. Lots of frogs and we also saw a turtle on the trail. Make sure you spray yourself with bug spray.