Cohoes Falls Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately 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, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Length0.5 miElevation gain72 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyNature tripsWalkingRunningForestPartially pavedRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeOver grownNo dogs
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Note: Trail is only open May through October. As of May 2020, the foot bridge on the trail is closed.

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Erin Pitts
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I went in the early fall it is really beautiful. It is the second largest falls in New York. Great for a quick get away into nature.

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Jessica Hanna
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Walking

The falls were beautiful, however the park is in the middle of a slum. Wouldn’t recommend

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Matthew Walser
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Alicia Pakusch
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Aneetra May-Edwards
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WalkingGreat!

Nice and easy

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Julia M
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WalkingGreat!No shade

Foot bridge is open, and nice way to see the falls and hydro dam and learn some river-canal history!

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Mary Coffey
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WalkingGreat!

so beautiful, great fall colors, not tooooo busy

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Shetal Maharaj
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eric johnson
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karen leu
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WalkingGreat!

Lovely little walk to check out the Cohoes Falls and hydroelectric mill. There are about 100 stairs down to get to the shore. Learn some history and about how canals work on the interpretive signs! Footbridge was open 9/1/2020.

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Razan Alawadhi
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Great falls to check with a small 0.5 hike up and down to view it

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Steven Zymanek
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Meh. Really small.

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M. S.
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HikingGreat!

Nice place for fishing and a picnic. The falls are beautiful, love the sound of the rushing water!

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Karen Anselmo
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Gorgeous views! Worth going to! Not so much of a hiking activity, but the view is worth it

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Rachael Pawlick
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Trail still closed as of today (7.12.20) for Covid :(

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John Morton
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nice view of the falls. alittle crowded. sucks that the foot bridge in falls view park was closed. definitely come back. finding a parking spot was interesting.

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Cabrina Hasty
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Beautiful sight, loved the history behind it. Bummed the bridge to get closer was closed due to the Covid-19 crisis. Not sure why nature has to be blocked off. Will visit again once this stuff is all over.

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Monica Herrera
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Walking

Great views, easy walking , some steps, but easy .

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Nora D
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Quick, easy walk with a nice view.

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Tina Rob
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Great leg and cardio workout climbing up the stairs from the bottom.

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Danny Reinmuth
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Very beautiful waterfall.

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James Catalfamo
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THERE ARE TWO VIEWING POINTS TO ENJOY THE COHOES FALLS. (COHOES FALLS PARK ON SCHOOL ST. & FALLS VIEW PARK ON NORTH MOHAWK ST.). THIS ONE IS TINY BUT A NICE VIEW OF THE FALLS AND A GOOD PLACE TO READ A BOOK, HAVE A SANDWICH OR SIT WHILE AND JUST SOAK IN THE FALLS. IF YOU WANT A LITTLE MORE GO TO FALLS VIEW PARK. THERE IS A PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM THE ENTRANCE AND A COOL BRIDGE CROSSING THE RIVER. TO THE LEFT OF THE BRIDGE YOU HAVE A FEW PICNIC TABLES (NO GRILLS) AND TO THE RIGHT INFO SIGNS, BENCHES AND VIEWING. WHEN YOU CROSS THE BRIDGE THERE IS A PAVED PATH AND STAIRS TAKING YOU TO A LOWER VIEWING POINT WHERE YOU CAN GET A GREAT VIEW OF THE FALLS. JUST A FEW MO FEET THERE IS ANOTHER PLATFORM WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE GULLS SWOOP DOWN FOR FISH. I ALWAYS RAED THE 1 STAR REVIEWS BECAUSE YOU CAN GET A GOOD LAUGH. PEOPLE RATE THE THE FALLS WITH ONE STAR BECAUSE THERE ARE NO DOGS ALLOWED (THE PARKS ARE TO SMALL FOR DOGS). NOT MUCH TO SEE OR DO. MAYBE THESE PEOPLE NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME ON THE COUCH. ONE GUY SAID THE SIGN LIED BECAUSE ITS NOT SECOND TO NIAGARA FALLS. WELL MY FRIEND IT IS. NIAGARA FALLS AKA AMERICAN FALLS IS ONE OF 3 FALLS. YES ALL 3 FALLS TOGETHER ARE MUCH BIGGER BUT NIAGARA FALLS IS THE ONE THATS ON THE U.S. SIDE. THE FALLS ITSELF (NOT INCLUDING THE ROCKY BOTTOM) ARE 70 TO 110 FT HIGH, COHOES FALLS 90 FT HIGH, NIAGARA FALLS IS 1,060 FT WIDE, COHOES IS 1000 FT WIDE. I REALLY WISH PEOPLE TAKE THE TIME TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING BEFORE DOING A STUPID REVIEW. THIS IS AN AWESOME FALLS. DON'T MISS IT. I UPLOADING PICTURES SO YOU CAN SEE BOTH VIEWING SPOT. MY 13 YEAR OLD SON TOOK A BUNCH OF THESE PICTURES. NOT BAD FOR HIS 1ST TIME. ALSO I'LL BE UPLOADING PICTURES FROM BOTH VIEWING POINTS THAT ARE WITH IN WALK DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER.

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Pooja Keshavan
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Great views of the falls. Very quick and easy stroll.

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A H
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Not exactly a trail. Kind of more just a park. The falls are pretty but it’s one of those things that once you’ve seen them, you’ve seen them. I wish there was a way to get closer to them for better pics!

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Nekolai Hulbert
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not much of a trail but beautiful nonetheless

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S R
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Bad parking, no dogs, in cohoes. Far better trails that just dont have the view of the falls

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Sam Sprague
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drove to this place, it was beautiful. except we brought our dog along and there are no dogs allowed. was very disappointed as we were asked to leave. Sorry not leaving my dog in the car on a 85 degree day .

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Michael Buck
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A good walk made better after a downpour in the upper Mohawk Valley. The water pouring down the falls in impressive!

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alice dale
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Quick stroll to a view of the falls juxtaposed with industrial sites. I got a glimpse of the end of a rainbow which was pretty cool.

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