Beautiful and different terrain than normal

After the last few hikes I took, I was looking for something more scenic and less strenuous. This trail was perfect. Easy trail with some slippery rocks and a couple of steep staircases. It took about an hour and a half with stops for photos. The falls are beautiful and flowing due to the week of rain we had. The leaves are just starting to change. Beautiful views at the start of the trail and at the falls. I plan to go back in a week or so to check out the foliage progress. Only downside I found was the amount of people there. It's definitely a busy place. Some people there were loud and rather obnoxious. I'll try a different time of day next time!

Fast, easy hike with great views at the top of the trail. The waterfall is great on a hot day, and parts of the cliff that we had to duck under to pass were especially fun for the kids!

very nice trail, pretty easy, and great signs.

This was by far one of the most amazing trails I have been on. One note is that this is a state park and it costs $6 to park all day, but its definitely worth it. They also have a dirtbike, snowmobile, and awesome playground. to start at this trail head to the visitor center and it is just down the hill. there are three paths. Indian is the middle with the large stone steps. It has caves, cliffs, waterfalls ( better just after a heavy rain, and if you have kids be on the lookout for all the orange newts and salamanders around them) and breathtaking views.....minus the big ugly white factory that your eyes draw to. Went with 2 dogs and our 4year old. Minus a few slips on the wet rocks she was easily able to do it and loved the cave.

2 months ago

Beautiful! Newts everywhere, they are so cute!
A little slippery and steep in parts, so it would be tough for little kids or elderly to Do the full loop- but lots of easier access spots to check out too. Beautiful visitors center!!!!

3 months ago

if you want to make this a much better hike and not pay the high price of $6 for parking right on old stage road you'll see a small parking lot that can hold around 10 car or you can parl along side the road if full. this spot will take you too 2 great overlooks. you see on the this map the dotted line call high point road. the second overlook is were hang gliders jump from. then take escarpment trail that will take you into the park and you'll be on Indian trail. this will make your hike a 100 times better.

A little crowded but very pretty

Beautiful views and rich history. Loved spending time with my husband and kids here. Lots of picnic areas as well once your off the trails.

4 months ago

This trail was recently re-opened after a closure of about a year. The park did some trail work in the down time which included re-surfacing and scaling some of the cliffs. Stairs, boardwalks and trail surface were all in good shape. Great to be back "below the cliffs".

4 months ago


It’s open again but lots of débris on the trail so be careful. Lovely hike!

nice walk

such a unique place, it's small but magical.

10 months ago

When I lived in Albany this was a go to trail for anyone visiting me from out of town. Enjoyed this trail dozens of times, particularly enjoyed the winter when the waterfall would freeze.

10 months ago

Visited in fall 2015. Was a perfect hike for my Mom who needs something a little easier and loves to learn about history. Hopefully they can find a way to reopen it.

Trail is still closed as of October 2017

Wonderful place! Easy hike!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Best trail

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Beautiful views I like to do this trail on a rainy day
Sadly, the trail is closed right now

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Just a wonderful walk. Shame someone got hurt and they had to close it. I saw some robins and cardinals.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Easy beautiful hike. I do it many times!

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Indian Ladder Trail is closed indefinitely due to an injury caused by falling rock from the cliff wall. Park Staff said safety of the trail needs to be assessed. https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/07/07/thacher-park-s-indian-ladder-trail-remains-closed

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trail is closed indefinitely

Friday, June 30, 2017

Very buggy, overgrown fields, lots of mud -- shoe got stuck and came off foot. Bug spray doesn't help. Trails not marked well. Got lost, called visitor center and they had trouble finding our location.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Great trail for our 5 years old. Very nice park.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great we escarpment trail. Muddy and tons of bugs on hog and paint trails. Hog and paint trail poorly marked and long (3 ft) grass in parts - got lost for miles when came out to road. Side roads (pinnacle Rd) not on trail map and visitor center could not find road when called.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

great views

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful waterfalls. Easy so you can take non-hiker friends.

Love the trails

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