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Barberville Falls is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Poestenkill, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Out & Back

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The Barberville Falls Preserve is now owned and stewarded by the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA), www.rensselaerplateau.org. The 92-foot waterfall is one of the most iconic spots on the Rensselaer Plateau. The RPA thanks the Nature Conservancy for entrusting them with this beautiful preserve and transferring it to them along with enough funding to match two grants for improving infrastructure at the site. Infrastructure improvements will take place over the course of 2020 and 2021 and will include new parking and new safer trails. For more information, please visit https://www.rensselaerplateau.org/barbervillefalls. Please note that the preserve owns just half of the falls, to the centerline of the creek. The other side of the creek is private property. Please respect the privacy of the neighbors and do not walk through their yards and/or evade their requests. To help us keep the Preserve open for all to enjoy, obey all rules, stay on the property, and report any violations that you see to the preserve.

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Camlynne Corbett
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Hiking

Steep but has steps. Very pretty waterfall!

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Michael OConnor
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HikingGreat!

OPENED as of July 5. Short hike down a slippery, clay hill. Some stairs there to help you along. The waterfall at the bottom is stunning. It's an approximate 90-foot drop. No bugs, despite a hot, humid summer day. In the 30 minutes we were on the trail and admiring the waterfall, we came across 7 couples/families. NEW parking lot. Until Alltrails updates it's coordinates, set your GPS to 23 Blue Factory Road. They built a new parking lot that can hold about 15 cars. This lot is also used for the Barberville Falls Ridge Trail, and is 1/2 mile away from the Barberville Creek Trail. With the new lot, the total distance is now reduced to 0.4 miles.

Tee Garcia
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HikingMuddy

Small trail with a nice waterfall at the base of the trail. Trail to the waterfall is pretty steep, but not overwhelming. Waterfall can be viewed from above or down below. It was very muddy due to rain the day before, but definitely worth seeing. Kid/pet friendly. Parking is limited as there is only room for about 7/8 cars.

Katelyn Tantakis
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HikingOver grown

To get to the trail you have to walk along the road and the entrance is overgrown and hard to see. The falls are beautiful just be careful getting there!

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Andrea Belair
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Hiking

trail is closed temporarily

Sandra Gallardo
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Hiking

It’s closed till September 3.

Brandon Wishecoby
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J Mueller
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Hiking

This is a short little in-and-out trail, that is soooo pretty! I don’t know what it’s like other times of year, but the water was rushing intensely this spring, making for a beautiful mix of sights and sounds. The descent to the trail will give you a nice cardio thrust when walking back to the road. When combined with the waterfalls and ridge trails, you can get a nice 3.5 miles.

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Kevin Clymer
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The falls is beautiful, worth the trip. The water today was so strong & heavy as it snowed/rained overnight. The trail to the falls was muddy and slippery. I'll definitely be back next month hoping vegetation would be greener.

Jerry C.
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HikingMuddy

Worth a visit. The falls were flowing nicely with recent rain and melt. There's a sign at the parking area that describes how to get to the trail head which is across the river from the parking side. Trail was very muddy and slippery. I did better off the trail hanging on to trees going both down to the base of the falls and back up.

Andrea Belair
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Beautiful, slippery

Kim Hauseman
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Hiking

Poorly marked. But it tired the puppy out. So that’s a plus

Ronald Gavin
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Amazing waterfall right now. steep going down. Also there is a lookout at the top that we almost missed it follows a rock wall at the top.

Jennifer Adams
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Trail to the falls is closed from May 26-September 3. Boooooo. :(

Jessica Mendez
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This place isn’t even open until Labor Day.

Maria Burke
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Hiking

Such a beautiful place to visit. The trail to the falls is a bit tricky to understand from the parking area as you have to walk a bit down the road to get to it. Definitely still muddy & slippery right now but nothing too crazy.

Paul Michaud
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First to Review

Beautiful falls. Especially in spring. Great place to picnic on the rocks above the falls and a nice short walk down the falls for some beautiful views.

Cee Dubbs
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Mags MConville
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Richard M.
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Matt Alvey
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Deanna Pitruzzella
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Cheryl Murray Pollard
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sasha higgins
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Amanda Morse
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Jessica Strock
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Caitee (Caitlyn) Smith
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