OK Slip Falls Trail

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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
1,013 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
3 days ago

Hiked trail in June, nice shady route. Impressive Falls. Improved boardwalks at marshy start of trail.

21 days ago

Swam in the water pool next to the waterfall, it was a great cool down!

hiking
22 days ago

This was a great hike to the falls. It was a good workout with uphills and downhills but nothing too steep.

30 days ago

an amazing place to be. I wish I could live here there's just something magical about this place

hiking
1 month ago

It was a very long hike that let to the valley top on the opposite side of the falls. I was hoping more to be up close to the falls.

1 month ago

this was and awesome hike a bit longer then what I'm use to but pretty easy hike we stopped once on the way in. I will suggest anyone trying to get to the bottom of the falls to bring a rope that would have been very helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful waterfall at end. Never too steep.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with my youngest. After the rain the falls was flowing nicely and the Hudson River was being enjoyed by numerous rafters. 4hr and 20mon with some time spent at the river.

2 months ago

love to return

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and easy hike that was great for my dog with shorter legs! After seeing the falls from the overlook it is worth it to take the trail to the right (on the way back out) to the bridge and follow the stream to the top of the falls. If you want something a little more strenuous take the trail further down to the Hudson River. Steep hike back up but the river is peaceful and great for a dip on a hot day!

hiking
2 months ago

a very long 3 miles. there's alot of walking on rocks and many tree roots. very hilly terrain. allow 3 hours each way. The falls were ok. nothing spectacular

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous. A good workout and the falls are an amazing reward.

2 months ago

Went during black fly season, luckily they were just annoying and not biting. took the trail to the right and ended up with a great view of the falls. long hike in but view was well worth it. terrain wasn't bad at all.

3 months ago

Disappointed. Thought we would be able to get a lot closer to the falls than across the gorge.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike for people of all abilities. Options for visiting the overlook, the top of the falls, and the Hudson River are all possible. We hiked to the overlook, then to the top of the falls and then to the Hudson River before returning to the trailhead for a total of 8.8 miles, which includes the short walk along NY Highway 28 to the parking area. New boardwalks make the boggy areas much easier to traverse.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked OK Slip 4/24/18. GIVE IT A COUPLE WEEKS FROM THIS DATE, It will be explained at the bottom. 60% is still snow and ice. The rest is very muddy. Recommend spikes or some sort of Yaktracs. It is currently IMPOSSIBLE to get to the falls right at the end of the trail. You can kinda see the falls through the tree line but do not recommend heading any further than the trail sign marking “hwy 28”, “falls”, “Hudson river trail”. With the moisture coming off the falls and the cold air coming off the side of the hill (even in 60 degree weather) there was a sheet of ice over the hill and completely covered the trail. Steep incline. Don’t attempt at this time.
Other than that it was a beautiful hike and will be back.

hiking
5 months ago

The trail was covered in two inches of fresh, light snow. We were the first to break the powder and had to put on spikes.

It’s seemed like a long three miles in, but the hike was easy. The trail meanders through rolling ups-and-downs until you reach the falls. Very few inclines get your heart pounding.

The falls are beautiful. If you go in the winter be careful of ice. Falling over the side seems almost easy if you’re not wearing spikes.

hiking
11 months ago

A very easy, long walk in the woods that leaves you with great views! Didn't expect the waterfall to be so full this time of year so it was a nice treat. Packed a lunch and really enjoyed taking in the views with my hiking buddy. Just a friendly suggestion - cross the road from the parking lot and walk along the road there to the trail sign. First walk to what we thought was the entrance to the trailhead was not what we thought it was and can be easily missed on the other side of the road. Looking forward to returning to this hike and also hiking the other trails! :-)

11 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful waterfall at the end! It was raining for 2 days prior to our hike but it was only slightly muddy here and there. After you park in the lot, you have to walk down the road about
.2 tenths of a mile and the trailhead is on the OPPOSITE side of the parking lot fyi. Would recommend this trail.

walking
11 months ago

Nicely kept trail. Definitely bring some good water resistant hiking boots if there's been any recent rain.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome experience had a great time there. Here is a video clip from the trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNa7aZlmt_w&t=165s

Please feel free to check it out!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I would say it was moderate. The trip down to the Hudson was worth it too.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

great

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

I loved this trail! The weather was perfect 8-26-17! I came in the morning around 10:30 and there were only 2 other cars when I arrived. I trail was for the most part drier than July. I had been waiting for the bug situation to clear up somewhat also too. It has just been so bad this year with bugs and rain. Once I got to the Falls the view was just spectacular! I will definitely do this hike and other trails here in the future!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Very long hike , nice hike though , very well maintained, lots of trail markers , absolutely beautiful view at the end . We went down to the bottom of the falls it's a very very steep hike down and back to the bottom , so be prepared, however it is a have to , the falls are gorgeous from that view , we hung out along time at the base of the falls and ate lunch and soaked in the beautiful views .
The trail was very dry , but if it rains I can see where the mud would be much in some spots , I would take that into consideration after a rainfall

Loved our day at the falls

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Easy hike, but a good enough distance to be worth the trip, plus an awesome view at the end. Still pretty buggy even in late August. A popular option so don't expect to be out on your own!

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

WOW! A very long hike to get here but nothing short of breathtaking! It was an amazing experience! Here is a video I pit together highlighting the hike!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNa7aZlmt_w&t=1s

Please feel free to check it out if you want to see videos of the hike!

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

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!

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