High Falls, Denton Falls and Mullet Falls

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Neversink River Unique Area

High Falls, Denton Falls and Mullet Falls is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rock Hill, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.4 miElevation gain1,663 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestRiverWaterfallWildlifeBugsMuddyRockyScramble
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Park in the lot and head in on the wide dirt path at the far end of the lot with a car gate. Follow the blue blazes the whole way, taking the yellow foot trails down to the river along the way. Once you hit the end of the blue blazes, turn around and come the same way back until you hit the red blazes off to the right to finish the loop. A beautiful and very well-marked trails. A long hike with ups and downs to the waterfalls. The high falls is a perfect hike on a hot day with some swimming to cool off.

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Muriel Carpenter
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Wonderful trail! A few steeper parts but very doable! Nearly got flattened by a landing helicopter while we were admiring the falls at the end of the trail.

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Sebastià Franch Expósito
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Great hiking! Some muddy paths and chilly temperatures. But it was fun!

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Nicole Brown
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If you love waterfalls, this is the hike for you. Went on a weekday and the trails were nice and empty. Trails are well-marked, a little muddy after rain the day before but not bad. The falls are beautiful especially Mullet Falls. If this hike is too long for you, just visit Mullet Falls and do the Mullet Falls loop.

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Pietro Gardenia
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Great trails but too many white trash hillbillies with unleashed dogs

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Skye Conner
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Nice easy trails. A little hard to see trail Signs so download the map.

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Peter Warren
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We did the hike on Dec 16. There was a new coat of snow and some ice on the ground. So slippery. I wish I had my micro spikes. None-the-less, a great hike.

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A Shukla
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It’s a great trail. Not much foot traffic whilst we were there. Saw a bear on a cliff but he ran away as soon as he saw us.

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Danni Liu
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Very pleasant hike. Well marked and well maintained. Various foliage and the streams made the hike beautiful.

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Alison Mesick
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Lot was full, parked on the road (dead end), trails well marked, falls were nice.

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Stacey Kay
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Well maintained trails- easy to read. My car got dented at the parking lot when someone opened their door.. which is upsetting

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Daphne Leigh
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Anand david
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Hiked today. really nice day and the trail wasnt crowded. we got there later than we wanted to at 11: 30 and found a spot to park and passed maybe 10 groups the entire day. the parking lot by the gate only has like 7 spots and the rest on the street. The ground was wet and slippery in a lot of spots. The river and Mullet falls was great!. We went off on some of the side trails down to the river. We only did Mullet falls as it was getting dark and needed to head back. We chilled by the falls and by the river for a while. it was really peaceful with no one around. There are a lot of leaves on the ground so be careful. we did slip a few times even w good hiking shoes. The trail is maintained really well. looked really pretty w the moss all over.

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Bradley Schwebler
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This hike exceeded our expectations. We arrived at 10:45 AM on a Friday and fortunately there were virtually no cars in the parking lot. I had been here once before but had missed all the big waterfalls. I followed the AllTrails trail map and the well marked trails with signs pointing to the falls and made it to all three of the major waterfalls: Mullet Falls, Denton Falls, and High Falls. They were flowing well and did not disappoint. We saw a lot of rhododendron bushes along the trail. Must come next summer when they are in bloom. The 1635 elevation gain must be cumulative because we didn‘t have any one long climb. The switchbacks to High Falls helped too.

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lou baldanza
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Lou Baldanza here again. Firearm big game hunting season opens in the Neversink Gorge from November 21 to December 13. Muzzleloader big game follows December 14 to December 22. If you hike in the Gorge in season you should wear something orange- a hat, vest, kerchief or even some orange flagging. Parking is inadequate in Katrina Falls Road parking lot - either come early or be prepared to park down the road a bit. This is not like Walmart where you can drive down the aisle looking for a better spot- if you see cars parked on the road, do a u-turn and park on opposite road shoulder- this may save you some maneuvering in tight quarters. The Town of Thompson has passed a local law banning parking on west side of Katrina Falls Road (your right as you drive in). Be advised - when they post the signs, they will enforce the law. Consider parking in the far south lot of the Wolf Brook Multiple Use area as an alternate.

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Maria Circosta
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Great trail, great day!

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Hannah Wagner
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Well marked trail. We had to park down the road a bit, but it wasn't a problem and the trail didn't feel too crowded. The falls are small, but it was a pretty place to stop for lunch. We brought our 35lb dog who loved the hike!

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Priscilla Solano
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Very well marked, looong way up to the high Falls, though I’d have to say I had more fun down the yellow trails then the high falls, and rocky and steep down to it in the last stretch. This doesn’t loop, if you parked at the start of the blue trail, it’s in and out.

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Ashwin Zachariah
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HikingClosedMuddyRocky

A long hike with ups and downs, the falls are more of a medium-sized continuous flow river coming down from 6' height so don't have high expectations of seeing a big waterfall or vistas. The trail was wet in certain sections, just inconvenient. If you do decide to proceed on to the blue trail when it cuts off to yellow toward high falls, you will go downstream towards the river, the water is like knee-deep if you want to cross the river. Also, fall foliage is only 20-30%, still a long way yo go

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lou baldanza
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Lou Baldanza here again. Alltrails has done a great job of informing hikers about the waterfalls in the Neversink Gorge area accessible from the Katrina Falls Road Trailhead. The Gorge has an area of about 7,000 acres and there are sights to see other than the 3 waterfalls. This crazy year, there has been tremendous visitation to the Katrina Falls Road area and very little to other areas. I hope that Alltrails can do a writeup of the red trail out of Cold Spring Road on the west side of the Neversink River. For those hikers who have done the waterfall trails, this would be a nice continuation of the Neversink Gorge experience. Take the red trail to the blue trail west and explore the area.

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Iris Petrillo
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The trail was nice with good signage. We read Lou’s updates and posts , followed his advice of hiking Blue all the way to High Falls then taking the Red Trail . We went down and up a lot of the Yellow Trails to get to the different falls and down to the river. One of the prettiest hikes I’ve been on.

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John Laing
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Morgan Adler
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Beautiful, well-marked trails. Followed the directions exactly (blue blazes out all the way out, took the red offshoot on the way back, detoured down every yellow trail). The path up to High Falls is LONG; it was a full 2 miles from where the red/blue trails intersected to the falls. Overall our hike ended up being 10.3 miles... So be warned if you plan on venturing down all the yellow trails :)

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Christine H
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Amazing trail! We started at 7am on a Saturday and didn’t see anyone else on the way up to high falls. Our dog loved swimming in the river! Various elevation gains along the way kept things interesting- definitely recommend this trail!

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lou baldanza
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Lou Baldanza here with some updates. Hornet (?) nest near Mullet Brook Falls is now quiet. Also NYDEC has posted new trail junction signs which are helpful I have met some hikers who believed the blue trail was a loop trail that would circle back to the parking lot if one just kept walking. This is not so-you hike generally south out of the lot and reverse course and hike generally north to get back to the lot Two groups of hikers have gotten lost near High Falls this week. One group got out of the woods after 1;30 am. The other group ran into a trail maintainer who redirected them . If you choose to explore the area south of High Falls, be careful. Allow plenty of time and be sure of your location

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lou baldanza
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HikingGreat!

Hi. I am the trail supervisor for the NY/NJ Trail Conference for the Neversink Gorge. Please be aware of bathing in the river at High Falls or Denton Falls during times of high water. Two days after the tropical storm earlier this month two hikers who got in the water at Denton Falls were swept downstream. Fortunately they managed to get out of current and were stranded on an island for 9 hours until rescued by the NY Forest Rangers and the Rock Hill FD. This was a swift water rescue with ropes and other equipment. When the river is high, it can knock you down, sweep you away and hold you down. Two years ago there was an incident below the gorge at Oakland Valley where a father and son died. Respect the river, and use caution . Lou Baldanza

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