Kaaterskill Falls Trail

EASY 226 reviews
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Kaaterskill Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

waterfall

Directions from Hunter, NY: At the junction of SR 23A and Kaaterskill Creek, parking is uphill to the west. Walk back down hill to reach the trailhead on the north side of the road.

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7 hours ago

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8 days ago

Very easy, short hike. The falls are stunning. Definitely worth going.

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9 days ago

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12 days ago

This is a short hike, though you gain decent elevation for how short it is. The trail may be muddy depending on whether it's rained recently. It's absolutely worth working your way all the way up to the top for the views. Word of warning: be careful near the edges. People have died on this hike, mainly because they got careless near cliffs.

hiking
16 days ago

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17 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Easy trail, beautiful all the way up to the actual waterfall. Increased difficulty once you reach the waterfall but there are stairs put in and the trail is very well marked.

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23 days ago

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27 days ago

Easy hike, beautiful falls! Went during a torrential downpour and did not regret it one bit!

hiking
28 days ago

Been to the viewing platform several times! Ventured out to Inspiration Point and the views were outstanding very heavy traffic but friendly though!

29 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, clearly marked, beautiful view