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Witch’s Hole Falls Loop

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Witch’s Hole Falls Loop est un sentier en boucle de 4.5 miles situé près de Wawarsing, État de New York. Le sentier longe une cascade et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée, la marche et la course à pied.

Distance: 4.5 miles Dénivelé: 1,171 feet Type d'itinéraire: Boucle



course à pied


chute d'eau

couvert de végétation

This is a loop trail from Port Ben, NY leading to Witch's Hole Falls. About 80% uses old woods roads (unblazed), with the remainder (about 1 mile) along a rough trail with silver blazes (the so-called "Waterfall Trail"). Note that the Waterfall Trail is more like a game path than a hiking trail, which means you're going to want to wear long pants in beating your way through mountain laurel bushes. The waterfall that is the destination is worth the trip, as long as you time things right. If there's too much water, you will find it almost impossible to cross Beaver Creek to get a good view of the fall. Conversely, if there's not enough water, there's only a trickle to be seen. Good luck! You start at a small parking area at the end of Port Ben Rd. Follow a woods road (just to right of a private driveway). After 0.5 miles, turn right, crossing a bridge over the stream you've been following. At 1.2 and again at 1.4 miles, turn right, eventually reaching the top of a cliff (Vulture Head Ledge), which you follow, soon viewing your first silver blazes. The trail then winds its way down the ledge and crosses a multi-branched stream. Continue on the trail (keeping a close eye out for the silver blazes (which don't really show up very well, although there are quite a few of them!) Once you reach Beaver Creek, make your way across it and up to near the foot of the falls (at 2.2 miles in). On the way back, instead of climbing back up the ledge, at 2.7 miles, take a right onto the branch of the silver-blazed trail which parallels the bottom of the ledge. At 3.1 miles, turn right on one of the woods roads you used coming in. At 3.4 miles, again turn right and following the looping course of another woods road (passing the cutoff to Jacob's Ladder at 3.6 miles). At 4.3 miles you go straight, and you'll be back at your car at 4.8 miles.

5 months ago

8/7/19 The beginning of the trail is very confusing and hard to find. You park in a parking lot right before a private driveway and have to walk through the brush on the right hand side of driveway to start. The first .3 of a mile you are walking around the persons house, trying to not cause trespassing. Once you get to the bridge it is smooth but after the first turn around 1.2 miles in it is very overgrown and had to weedwack my entire time to the ridge. The ridge is not a good view, you really don’t see anything special. Once you past the ridge it gets even worst, more weedwacking and unclear signs. Eventually you get to the silver blazers that the trail instructions talk about and again somewhat good walking. The waterfall unfortunately is not very picturesque and no real places to relax before the trek back. We did not do the loop of this trail we came back the same way we walked, the loop extra pack was to overgrown and you could easily get lost if you don’t pay enough attention. Also, while walking we counted 8 counts of bear poop all decently fresh so if you do do this trail be on the lookout for bears.

7 days ago

Sat Sep 01 2018