Eagle Cliff Falls

MODERATE 60 reviews
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Eagle Cliff Falls is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montour Falls, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 29 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

washed out

fee

This is a beautiful little glen tucked in behind a small campground that is a hidden gem. Pay the $2 to park and stay to the left past the campgrounds until the road dead ends at the trailhead parking lot. It is an easy walk back to the falls with only a set of rigid steel stairs to climb. At the top of these steps the trail bend slightly to the left and from there you'll see the glen and the falls. Eagle Cliff Falls spills into the glen and is very photogenic. This is a great place for campers to cool off in the hot summer months. You won't get much hiking in, but you'll take a lot of pictures. Please note trail is only open from mid-May through mid-October.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick walk to the falls. Went with my dog and it was okay. There are some metal grated steps that were hard for her to walk on so just had to carry her but other than that it was great!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

a little piece of heaven!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall! Definitely recommend stopping to check it out if you are in the area!

hiking
1 month ago

short and beautiful. kids loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Breathtaking waterfall at end of this short and beautiful trail

2 months ago

Not a far walk but a beautiful place

hiking
2 months ago

a very nice camp grounds with a super playground for the kids and kids at heart. the people i met there were wonderful and pleasant to talk with. they also have pavilions with power and plenty of picnic tables and grills for a great day and but i didn't know about the flood that happen a week before and it washout the trail and steps at the beginning of the path to the falls. all wasn't lost because there was a nice cascade and pool that was worth to see after we had our lunch and played on the playground. i'll have to come back next year to see the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little fall behind a park, easy to hike to and beautiful to see

recorded 06/23/19

hiking
3 months ago

This place is amazing. Well constructed and well maintained trail. Short but sweet. Camping, playground, and facilities nearby. Close to major roads. A few steep stairs and wet sections may prove challenging for some skill levels. Large parking lot and you must pay to enter. Hopefully the money goes to maintenance of this treasure.

hiking
4 months ago

Showered under the falls, no one here. Spectacular experience.

It’s not closed anymore. Cute place to have a picnic and bring kids to playground . $2 parking. Saw baby foxes near the trees by the parking lot

Sunday, September 23, 2018

FYI currently closed due to flooding and washouts. Will they again next time.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Its not much of a hike but the glen is nice!! Its not crowded and a nice swimming hole!! Water was super cold but I enjoyed my time

hiking
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fun little park for picnics and a short hike to the waterfall.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

we had a great time with the kids. The water was extremely cold but didn't seem to bother the kids much..

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Very cool Falls must see if your in Glen Watkins area .

Sunday, June 03, 2018

A nice quick walk to a waterfall. Would be a great stop on a hot day of hiking. Saved $2 by parking just outside the park and walking in.

walking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

The falls were beautiful. It was not too crowded. You have to pay $2.00 to park, not bad considering people leave trash wherever they want

Thursday, August 03, 2017

I have hiked over 200 waterfall locations. This is my favorite

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

It was nice but not really conducive to bringing dogs...there is a set of metal grate stairs that even mybig dog couldn't handle because the grates were too wide for her paws. The waterfall was nice though.

walking
Friday, July 28, 2017

$2.00 to park. The app brings you up the road . Just park in the park. Small but powerful and beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This is a beautiful little glen tucked in behind a small campground that is a hidden gem. Pay the $2 to park and stay to the left past the campgrounds until the road dead ends at the trailhead parking lot. It is an easy walk back to the falls with only a set of rigid steel stairs to climb. At the top of these steps the trail bend slightly to the left and from there you'll see the glen and the falls. Eagle Cliff Falls spills into the glen and is very photogenic. This is a great place for campers to cool off in the hot summer months. You won't get much hiking in, but you'll take a lot of pictures.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

great trillion for kids ....only 2$ to park and there's camping and play ground

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

A $2 entry fee and a short walk will get you to this beautiful waterfall. So worth it!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Not much of a walk but beautiful. So worth it!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Short walk with a pretty waterfall you can walk right up to.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Very easy short walk. Worth the view but not very challenging at all.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

I would consider this easy, not moderate, short walk to falls, but pretty, and worth the stop.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Not much to hike but the falls are beautiful. We ended up going up a trail and saw more waterfalls but it's on private property and do not suggest trying it! You can stand behind the waterfall

hiking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

One of my favorite places for a swim!

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