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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.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 1,013 ft Route type Out & Back

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Getting There

Please note: As of June 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.

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 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.

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samantha Adriance
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Hiking

the trail was pretty flat and very well kept up!! We were honestly a little disappointed as we thought we would find ourselves at the base of the falls, not far away from it. That said, it was still a great hike and a beautiful Falls!!

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Marty Boden
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Jaimie Gardinier
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Anahi Aguilar
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HikingBugsMuddy

Definitely wouldn’t do it again. Crazy amount of bugs, they even when into my eye a couple of times. Waterfall wasn’t what I expected to be. Highly disappointed.

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Tammy C.
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HikingBugs

This was a great hike. Very buggy so be prepared. Well marked. A nice walk through the forest.

D L
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Hiking

This was a beautiful walk in the woods. Clearly, a lot of love has gone into the excellent stone work on the stream crossings and really fun boardwalks through boggy areas. Gentle ups and downs to a good overview of the falls. It took our group of 60-somethings 4.25 hours RT including lunch at the overlook. At noon, the sun was still on the falls. One person's smartwatch measured the walk as over seven miles. Would like to go again in the early spring.

Tim Brazell
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HikingBugs

Well maintained trail. Bugs were a problem and view at the end is very disappointing.

Margot C.
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great beautiful lots of bugs trail, you need to bring a lot of water, some parts of the trail are not marked so you need to use common sense, I went with my 3 year old and we made it but it can be challenging for kids who are not used to walk because it’s a long trail And it feels like forever, start early not crowded challenging but a great workout

Nicholas Marciano
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HikingBugs

Great view of waterfall, however insane amount of mosquitos. Highly recommend early day hike, picaridin/permathrin application prior to hike.

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Beckey B.
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HikingBugs

Very nice little trail with gently rolling terrain to the falls lookout. I’d rate it easy to moderate, only because of the length. Mostly a nice, cushy dirt and pine needle surface, should be doable for the whole family. We hiked in an alternating drizzle on a cool summer day and there were tons of very hungry bugs.

Taylor .
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J Seely
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Hiking

Trail is very navigable. Can’t get to the falls and no signage for the trail to get to the Hudson.

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Jen Peckins
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HikingBugsMuddy

great hike! lots of mud and bugs. i would rate as difficult if you plan on reaching the bottom of the falls.

Melissa Wameling
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HikingClosed

Great hike today. Made it to the Falls, the bottom is still closed though. But decided to go to the right and follow the blue markers down to the Hudson River which was beautiful. Then headed back up (That was a workout) to where the falls are and went back the way we originally began. Overall it was a 8.44 mile hike. Was a great day, and barely any bugs and only passed 2 groups of people on the way back.

Karen Moran
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HikingBugsMuddy

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.

Tracie Miner
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HikingBugs

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.

Rocco Heitzman
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HikingBugs

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.

caleb stephens
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Hiking

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.

Christopher Bloss
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HikingBugs

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

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Miles Jahnke
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Brianna Baldwin
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Hiking

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.

Thomas Welsh
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Hiking

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

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

Doug L.
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Hiking

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

Tony Nally
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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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