OK Slip Falls Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Indian Lake, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trail to OK Slip Falls in the Hudson Gorge Wilderness is open to the public. The three-mile hike leads to an overlook that provides a scenic view of the falls. The parking area for the trailhead is located on the south side of Route 28, approximately 7.5 miles east of the community of Indian Lake. The trailhead itself is on the north side of Route 28, 0.2 miles west of the parking area. The trail also provides access to Ross, Whortleberry and Big Bad Luck Ponds. Approximately a half mile from the trailhead hikers should turn right onto the trail to OK Slip Falls. Follow the trail another 2.5 miles to the overlook on the east side of the OK Slip Gorge. OK Slip Falls is considered one of the highest falls in the Adirondacks and its waters flow into the Hudson River near the center of the Hudson Gorge.
This trail is not as easy as many reviewers indicate. There is a lot of up and down. There are a lot of rocks and roots to trip one up.
The trail is immaculate and well marked and maintained and there is a reward at the end, a nice view of the falls.
I would recommend the trail but not rate it as easy.
Good Exercise. Easy walk with minimal ups and downs. It was pretty anticlimactic due to the falls having a very weak flow of water. Do it if you want a long hike and don't care about the view at the end.
Great hike! 5 hour round trip with 10 people and the family dog. The falls and surrounding gorge is beautiful. A side trip to the bottom of the falls was awesome but it is a challenging climb. A side trip to the top of the falls is well worth it.
This was a relatively easy hike, a good hike for first timers or first hikes of the season. Not too many inclines or obstacles to slow you down. The trail is very well marked and blazed. It's almost impossible to get lost or stray off the trail. The overlook was nice but pretty far from the falls and being it was a very dry summer, it wasn't exactly a raging waterfall. I imagine it's a lot more impressive when there's been a substantial rainfall or early spring when there's snow melt. If you're feeling adventurous and daring, just before you reach the overlook, you come out of a fork. You can go straight to the overlook or go left to a bridge that brings you to the Hudson River. If you go off the trail to the right before you cross the bridge, it's only a couple minutes hike to the top of the falls where there is a small pool before the water dumps down the gorge. The view of the gorge is a lot more impressive from this spot. We took our boots off and stuck our feet in the water to relax. The water was a bit cold so we didn't go all the way in. I posted pictures from this spot. Overall it was a very rewarding hike and I didn't feel too tired afterwards
The trail is in amazing shape, and easy enough that my three year had no problems hiking it. The falls themselves were disappointing with how far away they were. The great hike made up for it.
This was one of the most rewarding hikes I've done. What a great view of the falls. Hiking down to the base of the waterfall is not for the faint of heart but in my opinion it was worth it. I cannot wait to visit again.
Trail was easy and mostly pretty flat. Waterfall was breathtaking, although I'm sure way more spectacular in early Spring. We took the steep trail down to the base of the falls which was a bit sketchy - lots of loose rock and dirt.