Buttermilk Falls Blue Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Nyack, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.0 miles
285 feet

dog friendly



nature trips




21 days ago

Take the Blue side to see the water falls. Best after the rain or snow melt. Leaves were amazing on Halloween weekend. Great views from the top of the hill.
Made it a bigger loop by addling orange trail, then white back to the parking lot.

2 months ago

Nice waterfall, scenic view at the top of the climb. Came across an eastern box turtle!
Only complaint is that you can hear the sounds of traffic the whole time.

Also- TICKS to the max

3 months ago

pretty trail. I'd say moderate to easy. some of the inclines are ragged so bring ankle tough boots. if you're interested in seeing the falls take the "blue" side as opposed to the "white" side as its much closer. if facing the mountain, street to your back, take the trail entrance to your far left. I took the one on the right and falls wasnt until the end of my hike. falls are quaint, not spectacular. just very pretty

6 months ago

Love this trail.. pretty easy trail but 6 months pregnant so it got a little rough for me around the rocky parts and some of the markers were difficult to find but definitely one of my favorites.

7 months ago

First time hiker and I’m a big guy so as I was going I had to rest a bit but overall really not terrible. Decent inclines but well worth it if you’re there after a rainstorm or snowstorm to catch those beautiful waterfalls.

7 months ago

Good quick hike for people of all skill levels. We went right after a heavy rain and the falls were raging! The blue trail is easy to follow with a few nice view points. Ventured off the trail for a bit to examine this abandoned Dodge Colt (wonder what the back story is here!), it’s easily visible at the beginning of the blue trail descent.

9 months ago

Quick little hike that was perfect for a dog coming back from an injury. I wouldn’t necessarily call it moderate for an experienced hiker, but the incline would be challenging if a beginner!

10 months ago

Nice quick hike with intense incline.

11 months ago

Beware! Tick city.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Situated just a short walk from vehicle. Waterfalls were refreshing. The area is set up for picnicking and listening to the Falls was relaxing. Worth the stop to stretch and walk around.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One of my favorite spots!!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I walked the trail both ways. The footing is more sure clock wise but the difficulty is about the same either way. Nice little hike with an adequate challenge.

Monday, September 11, 2017

I walked the trail both ways. The footing is more sure clock wise but the difficulty is about the same either way. Nice little hike with an adequate challenge.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

No waterfall on the Buttermilk Falls Trail. So much for a quick hike and lunch break on the way back from Massachusetts.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nice trail. Its doable but it is not for first timers. Close to the waterfall (although no water when we were there) it is a very narrow path close to ledge but then it Widens out again. Trail was well marked and lots of rocky patches.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nice trail with a great view.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My son Eli loves this place!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

No waterfall, not very secluded.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Trail winds behind homes and has a refrigerator or 2 on it. Falls are dry. Late June. But good ascent and awesome for a 20 min hike.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hiked all the way up there and the "waterfall" was completely dried out. Would not recommend to anyone looking for a waterfall.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

A quick enjoyable hike. It includes a modest waterfall and a decent view from the top. Like many short hikes in heavily populated areas the viewpoint has turned into a litter box of broken glass and beer cans.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nice moderate hike beautiful falls. Nice for family's with small children.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

A fun time with my family and pooch.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Pretty easy trail but with a steady climb, it took me 35 minutes to get up and back down with no resting. At one point the blue markings are replaced by white markings so that gets a little complicated.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Great hike for my girlfriend who isn't an avid hiker. But she enjoyed it, and opened her up to going more often.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nice little hike with the kids to get out of the house. Was there on a Saturday and only a few people on the trail midday.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Extend this hike. It is beautiful but way to short.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A decent short hike for a quick trip with the kids. Great beautiful waterfall after rainfall and scenic views

Monday, September 10, 2012

Pretty easy. There is a long trail extends the hike to 3 miles. I saw deer out there. Once you get off blue trail markings are not that great and they are doing construction on the path. You have to cross streets and people backyards if you wanna do the long path. The waterfall was a trickle when I saw it. Does have some nice views of the ramapo mountains. Saw some other people on the trail mostly teenagers. Didn't see any trash so pretty well kept up. Could do better with markings. Basically it's a one and done kinda trail.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Easy trail. Waterfall was running nice the few times I have been there. 1 scenic view at the top of the trail.

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