Kaaterskill Falls Trail

EASY 142 reviews
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Kaaterskill Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.3 miles 603 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

waterfall

Directions from Hunter, NY: At the junction of SR 23A and Kaaterskill Creek, parking is uphill to the west. Walk back down hill to reach the trailhead on the north side of the road.

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18 days ago

Crampons needed for higher parts if you want to explore the falls. Be careful!

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3 months ago

I thought this was a really nice hike but we got a tad lost because there is no internet service. We went all the way to inspiration point. Great views of the Catskills.

3 months ago

Great views, not so easy on the knees coming down.

3 months ago

The stairs are very steep and not for anyone afraid of heights. Not a bad hike .

3 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls n views.

3 months ago

Spectacular. Best on my short list.

4 months ago

I would not say this was an easy hike, but definitely worth it. Be sure to wear good hiking boots, lots of rocks, tree roots and slippery dirt.

hiking
4 months ago

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!

4 months ago

Beautiful place

hiking
4 months ago

It was. Great trail. Definitely go to Inspiration point. Amazing views!

hiking
4 months ago

we went last weekend and it's actually pretty strenuous. really beautiful but can be pretty dangerous on the trail (slippery, uneven, rocky)

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

It's busy because most folks know that it's worth it. Beautiful place.

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