Button Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

EASY 12 reviews

Button Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Edmeston, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 32 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips






private property

scenic driving
Fri Jul 13 2018

Honestly hard to find but with the help from other comments i was able to find the falls. When arriving there’s a small trail near the bridge so don’t drive pass it like i did! The small falls was enjoyable to take photos and walk around in. Only difficulty i encountered was being able to see the large waterfall from below. If you continue for about 5 feet you’ll eventually see a rope... that’s the only way i found to get to my destination and since i really wanted photographs of the falls i took the rope down. But from experience, look for another route because if you don’t have balance and/or concentration it’s going to be a painful fall. Overall 4/5 loved the waterfall from below and above, water felt and the photos came out amazing.

Fri Oct 13 2017

if your not from the area be warned it is on private property, but the family doesn't seem to mind people use it.

Sat Aug 19 2017

It's a pain to get to, because it's private property. The view was obstructed. It would be nice, if it was open to the public.

Tue Jul 18 2017

It's really nice but it is private property so I wouldn't recommend this place

scenic driving
Sun Jan 22 2017

This waterfall is more of a roadside stop than a hike. But well worth the stop for sure. It is on posted land so enter at your own risk. At the fork in the road take a left and park next to the bridge. You can see the bridge from the fork in the road.

Mon Oct 31 2016

Looks like a beautiful spot, however, No Trespassing signs are abundant anywhere past the bridge. I'd say it's not worth getting prosecuted and/or shot at.

Sat Apr 30 2016

views were beautiful. 3 waterfalls total. you have to climb down a rope to get a view from the bottom of the 40 foot falls so we opted out of that. it was also really hard to find. we drove by it 3 times before we actually found it. it's unmarked but you can tell where it is because there is a little pull off right before a small bridge. you can hear the water from the road. there is a clear trail at the pull-off to walk down and get a view of the falls

scenic driving
Thu Jun 25 2015

I access the water fall on Button Falls Road just before a bridge (which I parked on the side of road). From the bridge you could see the small crest (about 5 feet) the leads into the large fall (about 40 feet). To see the larger fall you need to go down a small path alone the bridge (facing west cross bridge go down left hand side). What is nice about this is the access to the small crest which you could get your feet wet. Hard to see full Falls due to leaves. Not much of a hike about a hundred meters, also bring bug spray. Will try to gain access to lower level of Fall by hiking up stream (if possible).

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Tue May 31 2016