Explore the most popular trails in Castleton Island State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike with beautiful waterfall. We did both trails. The one across the street to the river. Both were good. The one leading to the river was flat and muddy. Great for kids.

Great hike for beginners, and wanting to teach the little ones the basics of backpacking and hiking.

Very nice easy hike with a beautiful waterfall

Quick hike longer in winter with snow covered. Hard to get to falls with lots of snow but still nice and peaceful walk with the dog

Easy trail, went during winter with snow covered trail, takes about 30 minutes to falls without stopping at a slow pace. Was empty, quiet and peaceful :)

easy trail to follow. dogs loved going in the water. it wasn't too muddy when we went. seemed very well maintained. not much climbing, but pretty enjoyable.

avoid after lots of rain. way too many mosquitoes and muddy.

We took the red loop and walk to a little stream. This hills are a little steep and the paths have some limbs fallen over and brush overhang. I went with a 12 year old and he handled it well. I definitely would like to go back to hike a longer trail.

Very nice area; quite heavily traveled and well packed; I would recommend for all ages.

easy trail, great swimming hole. Easy trail for my dog.

Amazing view of Hannacroix falls. Trails were great, little muddy but expected with rain. Everything was clearly marked.

very nice and special trail...!

Excellent hidden little gem! Overall very easy hike, trails could use some maintenance, and preserve is full of invasive species, but honestly the variety of wildlife here is excellent! Went on a rainy day and observed a mating pair of wood ducks and a baltimore oriole within five minutes of the hike. Observed shorebirds, a flock of great blue heron, and an immature bald eagle. The creek side of things was nice. Got a nice historical touch and the falls were great. Keep your ears open for migratory birds. While pondering what the old paper mill might have looked like, i spotted a scarlet tanager in a tree nearby. Made my day.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hannacroix Creek Preserve is not on Castleton Island. It is north of New Baltimore off Route 144. There is a nice little parking lot. From this lot there is one Trail down to the river and another trail heading west where the waterfall is, the highlight of the trail, best seen after spring thaw or rainfall.

Monday, October 23, 2017

waterfalls are very minimal during the fall. path is easy to follow

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Great hike with nice views along the Hudson River.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Good location- quiet, but some of the trails are unkempt featuring dense foliage and a high chance of ticks, thorns or poison ivy6. Waterfalls are really nice.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Nice trail, beautiful falls!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This was a great easy hike. The water falls are very cool and provide a nice deep swimming pool. My dog loved it too Bring bug spray and water shoes.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful, easy hike and the waterfall is beautiful. Highly recommend a swim!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Buggy and muddy, but we had a great time splashing around in the creek. Easy hike and the falls were beautiful.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Nice place for a family hike.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Very good trails ... needs to be more rain though ... beautiful area and water is so fresh fresh and so clean one love

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Short but beautiful trail and well marked. The waterfall was very nice; will go back when the leaves are changing!

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Beautiful trails, well marked with a beautiful waterfall. Loved it! Best one we walked all summer!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

After a lame trip to Howe caverns, we crashed at the holiday inn express in Coxsackie. Great hotel by the way. Decided to check out this hike with my 2 boys. Trail markings were very clear. The falls were just awesome. Boys and I jumped into the pool under the falls and had a blast. Great little discovery.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Took a fun hike today that included our Bassett hound. The trails were manageable, though could be better marked. Be sure to have the actual trails map with you otherwise you could end up going all the way to the opposite trail end. Their were several dipping in the creek by the falls. Good trail for a family hike.

Monday, July 11, 2016

It wasn't a "lightly trafficked" trail as mentioned above. The falls were cool from afar, but up close dirty from party after party. Easy trail.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

A great family hike - one of our favorites! You can swim at the bottom of the falls, a bit more pleasant for the kids if they have water shoes.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Perfect hike with 5yo. Easy walk, water was great to cool off in
*poison ivy all over- at ankle height, wearing high socks is a must.

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