Cohoes Falls Trail

EASY 26 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

trail running

walking

waterfall

over grown

no dogs

4 days ago

Large waterfall that is only open May 1-Oct 1. Can see the waterfall from other areas but not as well.

18 days ago

walking
23 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

closed for the season November 1st :(

5 months ago

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Relaxing no too busy would bring s lunch!i

8 months ago

8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Steps were a nice challenge. Falls were awesome

9 months ago

Amazing!

9 months ago

11 months ago

Awesome day

11 months ago

Great Walk

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

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.