Keshequa Creek Falls is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Groveland, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.1 miElevation gain262 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWaterfallBugs
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Getting There

-Start on state route 36 (where 390 gets off) -Turn on County Road 72 -Turn on Union Corners Road *there is a brown DEC sign saying Sonya State Forest 922 Acres where you turn onto road* -Keep going for about two miles down a bumpy pot hole road, trail head will be on your left with a sign and yellow barricade with stop sign. Park on side of road and exit same way you came in as it is a dead end.

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David Brosig
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Nice trail. a little hard to find. would be great in the fall

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Chris Sweeney
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Jens Hillengass
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Hiking

Beautiful with fresh snow and ice on the river

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Ashley Mobley
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Hiking

Beautiful! But with the rain, the mud was intense. And being a woman alone without protection and seeing a bunch of male hunters at the beginning. I decided to turn back. Maybe another day.

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Sarah F.
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Beautiful if on 390S, take exit 6. Turn left onto 36S, for .9 miles Turn right onto Presbyterian Rd, for 3.9 miles. Turn right on Union Corners Rd. for 2.5 miles, gravel road, yellow cross rails, trail is to the left...well marked

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Johnny Vanname
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Lindsay McKenrick
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Bird watchingGreat!

This was a great trail, if you can find the trail head. Just follow the instructions from AllTrails - don’t just click the gps button... that’s not it. But the trail was clear and the creek was beautiful and we saw a bald eagle fly right in front of us! I would do again in a second!

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Ted Canning
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Beverly Pitts
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Hiking

We tried for a good hour to find access to this trail. Drove all around different spots north south east west and could not find a place to enter. Disappointed.

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Kathleen Henry
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Hiking

This is a gem in the area! great moderate hike. Not hard, and long enough to be a hike. Beautiful water access. My two labs swam in a couple of different areas. Make sure to take the trails to the water. That is where the real beauty is. All trails shows where those are.

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Kenneth Weimer
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Hiking

easy hike with great waterfalls! loved all the nature seating and campfires.

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Cora Mason
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Luis De Britto Costa
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Nature trips

The trail is very good, easy to walk and very well marked. The best part is the natural swimming pools, which are wonderful for cooling off in the summer. Don't feel worried if you want to take something to eat (cooking) and build a fire there are places by the river and near the falls where it is possible! Loved the place!

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Marci Sanders
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Heather Ogden
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Erin Meghan
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Besides one very steep hill, this path was well maintained and easy to trek! The creek was wonderful to wade through, and the water falls were very pretty! We hiked with our two small dogs who also enjoyed it! It was a bit difficult to find, being our first time!

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Grace Marshall
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Great trail. Really easy. Didn’t get all the way because we stopped to swim and ran out of time. Little buggy.

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Donna G
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Your GPS may or may not get you to the right place, depending on where you're coming from. The key is that you need to drive NORTH on Union Corners Road to the trail head, not south. If your GPS is trying to get you to drive south on that road, you will apparently end up in the penitentiary parking lot, or otherwise blocked. Look for the intersection of Union Corners Road and Presbyterian Road (Route 72) and head NORTH at the DEC sign on Union Corners Road there. It's about 3 miles on a very pothole-y road. The walk is nice, after a steep downhill. Definitely recommend that you take the two offshoots later up the river to two very pleasant swimming holes. The first is near a slippery rock, in an enclosed steep walled gully; the second has some very pretty small waterfalls surrounding a nice spot to take a dip. That's where we stopped and turned around.

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Matthew V
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Hiking

Definitely not one of the better hikes I have done. Difficult to find is an understatement, even with very helpful information on this app. You want the Union Corners road entrance from Presbyterian road. After 3 miles of dirt road you reach a sharp bend right with a stop sign to the left. I guess that is the trailhead but there is no sign. The only moderately difficult part is the small trek back up to your car. Trail is not clearly marked but you can trek through 4 wheel and dirt bike trails until you get to many confusing areas that don't lead in any clear direction. There also arent 3 waterfalls, maybe 1. Would get 0 stars or no review but the ratings need to be evened out. Also, be careful not to get hit by a dirt bike.

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Ezra G
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Well worn trail with a few off trails to see the creek and many rock formations. Props to fellow hiker, who posted below, Whitney W. to the well written driving instructions. We had tried before to find this trail but always ended up not being able to locate the trail. Gnats and mosquitoes were quite hungry and the bug spray was sort of helpful keeping them from feasting on us. There are several areas to tent/camp along the stream. Cell service is was okay along the trail. We logged about 4.5 miles and the only 'moderate' part of the trail is coming back up the hill to our vehicle.

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jim welch
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Mallory Eder
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HikingBugs

Great trail, well laid out with many small sub-trails. Natural swimming pools that are fun when it gets hot. We brought backpacks with lunch and ate overlooking the water. It was a great trail!

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Erin Gonzalez
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Hiking

The directions to here are awful, but if you can find it it is beyond worth it. The scenery is amazing and the hike offers a small level of difficulty. There is one steep hill but the rest is pretty flat. You will have a chance to see both the trees and water on this hike. Definitely bring your swimming clothes because the water is the perfect temperature for swimming. It’s perfect place to make a day of hiking and swimming. Pack a lunch, water shoes and change of clothes and just plan to spend the day here. It is so worth it!

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Sara Guedouar
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Nicholas Garofalo
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Very fun trail. Be sure to take the side paths to the water.

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Aubrey MacIntyre
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HikingBugs

An easy trail, not too muddy, a bit buggy, but plenty of creek access.

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Whitney W
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DIRECTIONS TO TRAIL HEAD ARE INCORRECT! Follow directions below. -Do NOT take Craig Drive into correctional facility as your gps will tell you to do - a correctional officer told us where we parked was not allowed. -Do NOT take Ridge Rid E as your phone will tell you to, it’ll say arrived in the middle of a random road DIRECTIONS TO TAKE -Start on state route 36 (where 390 gets off) -Turn on County Road 72 -Turn on Union Corners Road *there is a brown DEC sign saying Sonya State Forest 922 Acres where you turn onto road* -Keep going for about two miles down a bumpy pot hole road, trail head will be on your left with a sign and yellow barricade with stop sign. (Posted photo of trailhead) Park on side of road and exit same way you came in as it is a dead end. Enjoy!!!

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Amy Murphy
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Lovely trail, with places to go by the water and hang out. Hard to tell where the trail officially ends. We were notified by a corrections officer that the entrance behind the old buildings where it says no trespassing is actually not where you are supposed to park. You can walk up to the trail head there but are not supposed to drive there. We told her where the information is coming from so hopefully others can spread the word and maybe someone can put up better signage. She was very pleasant about it though. Would hike this again just need to find the right entrance!

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Katie Goerl
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This hike had some beautiful views but was pretty buggy and difficult to find! I recommend using the google maps directions not the Apple Maps. You have drive through many “No trespassing” signs accompanied by “Trail this way” arrows. Great spots for going in the water!

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