Cohoes Falls Trail

EASY 40 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
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

trail running

walking

waterfall

over grown

no dogs

Open May through October

walking
2 months ago

A nice paved trail with beautiful views of the falls and power plant. There are interesting historical/geographical info signs and a park at the top of the cliffs. Lots of stairs though, so be aware of that! Also not much shade, so a good one for sun-lovers lke my bf. This is one of his favorite places to stop when we are driving through the area. The riverbed area is supposedly open sometimes, but it never has been while we were there. Parking is on the south side of N Mohawk street. Be sure to visit in the spring or after a storm when the water is rushing.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

nice easy hike.

walking
4 months ago

It is nice but nothing to go crazy over. Go once and that's enough for me at least.

5 months ago

Great.... stairs are very steep

walking
5 months ago

Short walk. Not many ppl. Lots of industrial buildings

walking
6 months ago

Nice views
Some incline

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7 months ago

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

8 months ago

walking
8 months 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
9 months 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.

Friday, December 02, 2016

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

closed for the season November 1st :(

Friday, November 04, 2016