OK Slip Falls Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North River, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching 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

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Please note: As of April 2020, the last little piece down to the bottom of the falls is closed due to unsafe conditions. 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.

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bugs
muddy
7 days ago

Very nice trail. Lots of bugs and hot today with some muddy spots the first mile or so. The falls were nice, and we had the view to ourselves since there were no other people on the trail. The portion of trail to the bottom of the falls is still closed. Would definitely do this trail again.

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bugs
8 days ago

Nice hike, not much to see until the end at the waterfall. Because the bottom is closed, you only get a small glimpse of the falls through the trees. Plenty of bridges and rocks placed to avoid mud and water.

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bugs
8 days ago

Easy and fun first hike of the year. The trail was swarmed with black flies (which is expected at this time, but they were the worst I've experienced). We went on Memorial day and got there about 1pm and there was plenty of space in the parking lot. Beautiful end destination with the waterfall but it was hard to enjoy with the bugs.

hiking
11 days ago

Loved this trail compared to others. It’s a relatively good leg work out! There is a handful of creek beds so you get a mix of wild life; toads, frogs, chipmunks, red tail squirrels and birds. Do go early, we got to the parking area around 9 and had the trail into the falls to ourselves which was perfect.

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bugs
12 days ago

Distance is deceptive due to the ups and downs. Make sure you bring plenty of water. Falls are beautiful however.

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off trail
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

It was a nice hike, fairly easy and the view of the falls is beautiful. We attempted the climb down the lower trail to the bottom of the falls but realized after about 100ft down that it was extremely steep and fallen out in areas. We saw a “closed” sign leaned up against a tree once we climbed back up.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail. But I think All Trails elevation changes go to the bottom, which you can’t do anymore. 150 to 200 ft changes.

18 days ago

great easy trail. not difficult at all. beautiful waterfall. some parts were muddy but very easy to get around them.

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22 days ago

Well marked and maintained trail. Lower trail to base of falls still closed.

1 month ago

One of my favorite waterfalls in NY. The trail is easy to follow and isn't difficult in any areas. The only questionable part is the mileage because it definitely feels longer than a 6.7 mile hike. There are some beautiful overlooks of the falls and I did end up taking the trail to the bottom a few years ago. If you decide to do that you should be in really good shape as it's very steep. View from the bottom is unreal!

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muddy
1 month ago

Great trail just muddy in spots but muddin’ is fun ! Full parking lot but still room to move. Two views of the falls w/o having to chance the lower trail. Any plans for NYS to add a ladder to the bottom?

hiking
1 month ago

First time hiking this trail, I really liked it! The falls were amazing! There really are no spots where you are completely breathless, so for me that was a bonus....but definitely had many spots that had my heart pumping. It was pretty muddy, but there are plenty of boards that are put down and the trail is overall very well maintained. I would definitely recommend this trail!

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

definitely not sure its 6.7 out and back more like 7.8 miles round trip. very pretty but alot of mud and very busy. nice selfie shots but your body definitely lets you know its upset with you. lol

hiking
1 month ago

Great for trail running too

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muddy
1 month ago

A easy to moderate trail ending with a decent view of the waterfall. Due to the lower trail being closed you can't get down to the waterfall. There was a little bit of mud but there are plenty of boards for the very muddy areas. Trail is well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

The falls are pretty awesome but there's nothing really to see else on the trail. Worth going once but I don't see myself going back

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closed
off trail
1 month ago

this trail is highly trafficked, due to accessibility and beautiful waterfall. the trail itself can be very narrow making it difficult to social distance without a little off-roading, which is fine for me, but if you are immuno compromised i would opt in for a weekday in lieu of a weekend walk. there were amazing old campsites along the way and the trail itself is pretty flat/easy. if you are a bit of a day dreamer like me, keep your eyes steady on these trail markers. for some reason i struggle to mind my markers on this trail!

recorded OK Slip Falls Trail

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closed
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with great views of the falls and Hudson. Trail to lower falls is closed .

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blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

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blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

Awesome hike with the dogs, lots of blow down and mud! Pay attention to trail markers it's easy to go off the trail with all of the branches and mud on the trail. Overall pretty easy, I wish the trail to the bottom wasn't closed!

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muddy
1 month ago

Overall a great hike. Easy walk to the falls. The trail was closed leading down the falls. If you want to go all the way down to the river you need to go across the footbridge above the falls and go down the north side of the falls another .7 miles down stream. It was a little steep on the way back. Definitely worth it.

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muddy
over grown
1 month ago

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