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Diamond Notch Falls via Diamond Notch Road

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Catskill State Park

Diamond Notch Falls via Diamond Notch Road is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lanesville, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 1,387 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife Rocky
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John Andrews
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Berj Bahtiarian
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Excellent double waterfall. You start by ascending approx 1,109 ft in about 2 miles. Relatively easy, except that you are walking mostly on loose rocks. The forest is beautiful and there are a number of spots to photograph along the trail.

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Jack Pacelle
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Daniel Santos
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HikingGreat!

Good trail for kids and pets, some tricky spots but very doable. Summer time hike would be a great time for this trail.

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Andrew Butler
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Jessica Decker
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Well maintained trail, rocky paths. Nice hike!

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Kora Andrew
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Great trail! Awesome views. Zero complaints. You can drive in to a small parking area with an adequate car; don’t let the road scare you off, it looks like you’re driving on a trail but there is parking at the end.

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Marcelline Felter
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Great trail! Dog friendly and beautiful in the fall.

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Scotty Dutch
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Decent in and back, with a nice little rock scramble over a creek in the middle. Keep going past the lean too about a quarter mile to a beautiful waterfall.

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Deb Small
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Follows the stream for several picturesque views. Continue past the lean-to for a short distance to see the falls.

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Matthew Conroy
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Beautiful hike that follows streams for most of the way, though the upper part was dry the higher we climbed (late September). There are a number of crystal clear ponds alongside the lower part of the trail that would be good places to relax on the way in or out (and potentially take a swim when the water level is high enough). Then the trail rises very steadily (though never too steeply) to the notch, where there’s a large rock and good views back down the valley. It’s a short trip from there to the shelter, then just a half mile down to the falls, which are a nice reward. The trail can be pretty rocky in places. Don’t try to drive up all the way to the trailhead to park unless you have good road clearance, as the road is very very rough. There’s another parking area 1/4 a mile back you can use as an alternative.

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Kristine Lane
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Daniel Bone
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East trail. Park at the bridge before which is shout .3 miles short of the trailhead.

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Amanpreet singh
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nice

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Magda Bedkowska
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I think it will be one of my favorites trails. The trails goes along the stream that at some places look so idyllic, almost unreal. Important note: very rocky, there is a moment where you have to cross a small stream and get into a rather higher rock and short but steep and muddy hill. I would not recommend it to anyone who doesn’t hike and doesn’t have proper shoes. Trail is great for dogs as there is plenty of water on the way and plenty of shade. Gorgeous hike!

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Phyu Thin
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Scenic driving

Very shady. Moderate hike along the stream with a legit waterfall along the trail. Fun to bathe in the water.

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Mark Dela Cruz-Hunt
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HikingGreat!

Very nice views. Rocky. Gradual continuous ascent. The falls were beautiful.

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Aditya Dahiya
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Great hike with lush vegetation next to a nice stream. Falls at the top are a nice place for a snack. Lean-to locates at the to

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meghjeet vartak
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Great place. You can park your car ( sedan or small cars )near the bridge 0.25 mil away from trail start. Suv or good ground clearance cars can take the rough road to trail start. Its a continuous gradual slope. Not too difficult. Start 1 mile is next a river very beautiful.

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Matty Lonergan
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Mark Walsh
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Dawn Lambert
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Steep Rocky But nice

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Jon Schmarak
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Great hike! Very doable and nice shade throughout!

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Big Poppa
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Beautiful falls. Quiet on the trail. The dirt and rock road to the trailhead is fairly hairy if you're not in a truck.

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Alex George
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Great trail with beautiful scenery

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Melissa Castor
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Ok I started at a different point then most people because I thought this trail was moderate to hard. To park you either park at a bridge & Walk 1 mile to trailhead or drive over a mile of rocky ground - doable in the right car. Only space for a few cars but only 1 car when I got there Friday 10am. It was a lot of uphill going to the falls and a lot of loose rocks. Took about 2 hours getting to the falls (1 hour hiking back downhill). Very shady which was nice. 10am on a Friday had very little people (saw a few more at the falls but still very empty - at noon it was nice!) Wear long pants and bug spray and you’ll be fine. Waterfall was gorgeous - worth it!

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