Cohoes Falls Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cohoes, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is best used from April until October.
Large waterfall that is only open May 1-Oct 1. Can see the waterfall from other areas but not as well.
Trail was closed today due to high water. We walked down to the Cohoes Falls overlook park and hard some great views of the raging water. We managed to see one immature bald eagle flying up-river.
You get a beautiful view of the Cohoes Falls. Highly suggested after a heavy rainstorm or early spring (durning snowmelt). Picnic tables available. Can get down close to the bottom via a long straight set of stairs with 100+ steps or a curved easy trail. This is for the "get out of the house" hike for a little bit, hike. :30 to 1 hour tops and you've seen it all.
Cohoes Falls is 2nd largest Falls in NY only after Niagara Falls. Catch it when it's roaring and it really is awe inspiring.
A beautiful site but be aware that this location actually closes on November 1 you have no access to the trail ,very disappointing as the app states it is open year-round
closed for the season November 1st :(
Nice walk, beautiful views. NO DOGS allowed ... Thank goodness it's a short walk in and out... We had to take turns while someone stayed with the dog. You can leisurely do the whole walk in about 20 minutes.
Relaxing no too busy would bring s lunch!i
A nice short walk with a long and steep set of stairs, but the view is absolutely breathtaking. There is an area for fishing as well which is really neat, but the falls are a must see for everyone. Driving through the town you will see some beautiful architecture as well.
Steps were a nice challenge. Falls were awesome
While the trail is short, urban, and mostly man-made, the falls themselves are very impressive. Views of Cohoes Falls vary from the top to bottom, and probably from season to season as well. I will go back in winter to see the frozen falls (if it gets cold enough this year).
I live in Saratoga Springs, and it amazes me that I hadn't heard of Cohoes Falls until I lived here for over ten years. Many I talk to haven't heard of it either.