OK Slip Falls Trail

EASY 49 reviews

OK Slip Falls Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Indian Lake, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail to OK Slip Falls in the Hudson Gorge Wilderness is open to the public. The three-mile hike leads to an overlook that provides a scenic view of the falls. The parking area for the trailhead is located on the south side of Route 28, approximately 7.5 miles east of the community of Indian Lake. The trailhead itself is on the north side of Route 28, 0.2 miles west of the parking area. The trail also provides access to Ross, Whortleberry and Big Bad Luck Ponds. Approximately a half mile from the trailhead hikers should turn right onto the trail to OK Slip Falls. Follow the trail another 2.5 miles to the overlook on the east side of the OK Slip Gorge. OK Slip Falls is considered one of the highest falls in the Adirondacks and its waters flow into the Hudson River near the center of the Hudson Gorge.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

forest was beautiful! Long hike to a pretty nice view of the falls however it would have been nice to hike down to the bottom of the falls, there was a sign that said remainder of trail was closed, so that was a little disappointing. However we were proud of our three young boys under 8 to make the 6 mile trek!

hiking
8 days ago

Excellent way to spend a few hours in the woods. Fairly flat with a few rolling sections. Very muddy!

hiking
9 days ago

Gorgeous rushing waterfall at the end of the trail. Rained first part of the hike, very muddy in sections but walkways had been built over the worst sections of the trail. Well worth the hike!

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

A great easy half day hike. The trail is mostly flat. Make sure to have hiking boots because the trail can be very wet, slippery, and muddy. while hiking towards the falls we heard someone screaming up ahead. The best assumption we were able to make at the time was that a swimmer was being carried away or hurt but when we got to the falls we saw inexperienced swimmers goofing around having a good time at the bottom of falls while trying to hold onto the rocks so they would not be carried away with the current.

Hint: I don't recommend swimming in the falls.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is well marked and worn. There's no chance of getting lost. But the mud is unreal. If a recent reviewer had said it's muddy, believe them! I greatly underestimated the amount of mud. It took me 2 hours both ways to traverse the trail (but I was also carrying a 40 pound toddler on my back so I was already moving a little slow). The Falls were wonderful though and it's such a nice place to have a picnic lunch.

1 month ago

It's about 1 1/2 hr each way, view of the falls is great. Muddy in areas so bring hiking boots.

hiking
1 month ago

Sooo wet and muddy! Nice though because terrain was varied. Beautiful waterfall for the reward. Im sure better when no torrential rains night before. Well marked just very wet.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail and well marked. It gets pretty challenging if you climb down to the base of the falls but it is totally worth it. Fantastic waterfall!

1 month ago

Hiked this today the hike was nice and easy with a few tough spots. At the very end it becomes challenging if you hike down to the falls...but definitely worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail ... alot of water around you so expect bugs ... going down the side is hard ... someone put ropes there thank you so much .... got to the bottom ... marked great and the waterfall is amazing

2 months ago

Nice walk to get to the waterfall. Make sure you bring bug spray and be prepared for the steep decent down if you want to go down under the falls.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great day for a walk in the woods with a reward at the end. Beautiful waterfall!