Located in the scenic Schoharie Valley, Mine Kill State Park overlooks the NY Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. Providing excellent fishing opportunities, the lower resevoir is stocked with an assortment of trout, bass, walleye, carp and pan fish and is ideal for motor boating, kayaking and water skiing. The park contains a modern aquatics facility featuring an Olympic sized swimming pool with separate wading and diving pools. Swim lessons are taught in the summer months--please contact the park office for details. Other warm weather activities include hiking and mountain biking on the parks 8 miles of trails. The park also hosts sessions of the Headwaters Soccer Camp in its regulation sized athletic fields. League play is also welcome. Cascading 80 feet through a narrow gorge is the picturesque Mine Kill Falls for which the park is named. A separate parking area, 1/4 miles south of the parks' main entrance, provides access to the overlook viewing platforms, as well as the Long Path hiking trail to the lower falls and beyond. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.A free permit from the NY Power Authority is required to use to the boat launch at Mine Kill State Park. For information or an application, please call the NY Power Authority's Visitor Center at (518) 827-6121. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. In the fall bow hunting for deer is allowed by permit only. Hunting permits are issued by the New York Power Authority via a lottery system. Please call the Power Authority Visitor Center for more details.

After several days of heavy rain the falls were magnificent. Trail was only night in a few places. Seems to drain quite well.

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5 months ago

Hiked this today, the first part of the loop is heavily trafficked until you turn onto the Long Path over the bridge near the falls. By the time you reach the Old Long Path trail it is very sparsly travelled but it is very well marked with aqua and then white blazes. This area is used for hunting so wear orange and beware in late fall.

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6 months ago

beautiful state park that is funded by the NY power authority making entry free. The hiking is pleasant but not particularly challenging. if you don't hike up to the visitors center make sure you drive there after hiking. It's very interesting. The comments about hiking on the bridge and trail marking around the pool and sport fields are true but not the end of the world . Make sure you go to the falls overlook. If you do not want to walk across the Rte 30 roadway you can drive there.

Perfect leisurely stroll

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

nice trail. mossy and some
rivers as well as steep inclines. i wouldn't recommend continuing to the other overlook across the bridge because it requires walking along the highway at a dangerous turn in the road. cars go really fast. but otherwise really beautiful hike!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

didn't see waterfall, poorly marked trail once you reach the golf sections - the trail simply disappears without any signs. finally saw signs for the waterfall trail when we were on our way out of the park. the marked trail from the main alltrails website is either nonexistent or poorly maintained.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Good trail system

Went on MDW weekend, it was very peaceful, trail was moderate , it was a bit challenging traveling to the top of the waterfall area. Crossing creeks and traversing up to the top. Totally worth the view at the top of falls and later walking down to the bottom

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