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Hidden Waterfall Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Belfast, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 354 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife
Waypoints (18)
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Waterfall
42.36321, -78.10464
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Waterfall
42.36321, -78.10464
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Pine tree hill
42.3515, -78.1025
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Pine tree hill
42.3515, -78.1025
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Old capped well
42.35741, -78.10262
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Old capped well
42.35741, -78.10262
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Forked tree
42.35188, -78.10268
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Forked tree
42.35188, -78.10268
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3rd creek crossing
42.35476, -78.10309
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3rd creek crossing
42.35476, -78.10309
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Yet another creek
42.36173, -78.10323
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Yet another creek
42.36173, -78.10323
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2nd creek crossing
42.3539, -78.10258
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2nd creek crossing
42.3539, -78.10258
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.5 mile
Top of first hill after crossing the first creek
42.35138, -78.10238
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.5 mile
Top of first hill after crossing the first creek
42.35138, -78.10238
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Camp fire pit
42.36297, -78.10369
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Camp fire pit
Camp fire pit located along the ridge line above the waterfall. ** END OF THE MARKED TRAIL **
42.36297, -78.10369
Weather
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Reviews (57)
Photos (76)
Recordings (46)
Completed (73)
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LaNori Go
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HikingBugsGreat!

This is a very well marked trail. No problems navigating through the woods. The waterfall was very hidden, because we couldn’t find it or any water, but was still a beautiful hike. Would be tricky if it was wet. Picked at least 15 deer ticks off the dog. A few folks had deer ticks on them too. Be sure to take appropriate measures to keep safe.

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Dan Ohrum
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Hiking

There was no water in the gorge, so no waterfalls. A couple steep spots. Definitely moderate. Would have been 5 Stars if there was water. Very pretty and well marked.

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Olivia Howe
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Jennifer Wilson
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Hiking

Beautiful, intense at times and the birds sang a concert the entire trail

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Kimberly Puckett Harding
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Hiking

Great hike. Lots of ravines...unfortunately no flowing water on this day. This isn't a hike for anyone with walking joint issues as there's a lot of rocks, roots, and ups and downs.

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Billy Myers
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Jay Avery
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Hiking

nicely marked trail, needs some maintenance. The falls was a small trickle but would definitely be impressive when running full. this was a great walk

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Holly Swain
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HikingOver grown
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Ashlee Noel
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HikingOver grown

This is a short, quiet hike. There were a couple of steep spots, but they were doable. Trail was labeled and maintained well until the last third of it. It’s overgrown with lots of pricker bushes, so wear long pants/socks. We did not bother with the waterfall today because everything was pretty dried up. Over all, decent local hike and we plan to go back!

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Tim Bezant
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Hiking

somebody bring a chainsaw! there's a couple areas that could use some clearing to move along the path easier, but most of the trail was pretty easy until you got to the end where you have to go straight down a hill to get to the creek leading up to the waterfall.

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Amy Lynne
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Hiking

Great trail. Well marked. Beautiful.

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Rick Borosky
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HikingBugs

Solid hike. Short but fun. Lots of prickers.

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Aubrey MacIntyre
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HikingBugsMuddyScramble

A good trail, a bit overgrown in spots, buggy as expected for this time of year. We scrambled downhill to get to the creek above the waterfall, then climbed down it. Water was cold and refreshing, pool below was about 3' at it's deepest.

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Leigh Wells
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Loved this trail. Where we entered the foot trail forked off to the left right at the start which we missed because the fork area was overgrown and the marker is set back. So we hiked on what looks like an ATV or just larger hiking trail for a solid 45min before pulling up the map and turning back to figure out our mistake. I recommend having the trail map up at the start of the trail just to be sure you’re on the right path. Once you get back in the pines, it’s very obvious and clearly marked. Swimming hole and waterfall were great!

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Melissa White
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Hiking

Pfeiffer nature Center-Lillibridge Property: Nice trails for a hike, pretty with some dense forest. The little cabin was pretty neat to check out! Very peaceful

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Josh Drabik
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grown

Fun trail with a few good inclines if you’re looking for a small leg workout. The trail is pretty tucked away and the waterfall at the end is hidden and not always water-abundant. Make sure when you get to the fire pit near the end on the ridge, you go straight down the hill on the path and not left or right along the ridge; my mom and I made that mistake. Trail can get muddy in a few places after or during rain.

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Beth Renzetti
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Hiking

beautiful hike! at the end, I hiked left and followed a wanna-be trail that took me down to the riverbed. I walked back to the waterfall and swimming hole and took a wee skinny dip! the water was frigid.

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Elmira Dewes
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Hiking

When you get on the end of the blue mark you would go to the right down the hill and you will find hidden waterfall.

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Allison Sicoli
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Hiking

Trail can be steep at times so I wouldn’t recommend with small children but the waterfall was awesome. This is a quiet trail with a little swimming hole you will have to yourself for a while.

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Lacey Wilmot
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Amy Szulewski
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Hiking

Wonderful moderate hike through some stunning flora and fauna. A couple of mature trees also. My daughter and I enjoyed every moment, even the muddy ones! Traversing to find the hidden waterfall was interesting, follow your ears, well worth it in the end.

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Jennifer Sauter
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownScramble

Definitely not an easy trail... I’d personally consider it a moderate on difficulty rating. Very muddy and definitely intimidating on that big steep hill to go down to the waterfall. To the guy who commented below me just a few hours ago... Hello, I was there with my son and saw you coming back up from the waterfall!

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