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Tenant Creek Falls is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Northville, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, bird watching, fishing, and fly fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 534 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

Snow

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Note: This trail was rerouted in 2016.

For up-to-date information regarding the trail, please visit New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation website at www.dec.ny.gov.

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Mara D.
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Hiking

Nice, scenic hike with some slippery bits. Some up and down but not too challenging. Big tree across trail between 2nd and 3rd waterfall - worth climbing over to see #3, which I thought was the best. Go a bit past the end of the trail to get to top of the falls. Bring your swimsuit!

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Daniel G. Alcorn
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HikingRocky

The hike to the first waterfall was a breeze. As it was a humid misty morning the section from first to second falls had some slippery spots on roots so slowed down. Both waterfalls were flowing and beautiful. (Interestingly, when we arrived at 9:00 Sunday morning am, we were the second car in parking. When we pulled out at 12:15, the lot was full and every vehicle but ours had tags from outside NY; all from states NOT subject to quarantine. All is good.)

Sarah D
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Hiking

Great hike to do with kids. We only made it to the first waterfall but loved swimming in the different pools. Trail is not that clear- lots of tree roots and rocks. We went mid-week around 9:00 am and had the place to ourselves for a good hour or so.

Ashley Sparks
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Hiking

Only hiked to the first falls. We love this trail so much. Fun for all ages. My 1 year old hiked some but I carried him on my back for the more difficult parts.

Jonathan Perez
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bring a towel

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Allyson Cimino
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Tara Klein
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Hiking

My favorite hike! I’ve been hiking to the first falls since I was a little kid, a few weeks ago finally kept going and got to falls 2 and 3. The first part got a little more challenging when the trail was rerouted a few years ago but still not too difficult. I want to go back and bring a swim suit next time!

E T
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Hiking

I hiked this on a Saturday. It took me about 2 hours at a moderate pace. The pine needles + damp tree roots made for a potentially slippery hike in a few places. The creek near the trail and shade from the trees kept the temperature nice even during a full sunny day. The trail was a little busy, but people generally pulled up masks and stood to the side when we crossed paths. The pools below the 3 waterfalls were a lovely little refresh. I saw multiple families with young kids happily hiking, and a number of older couples out with walking sticks. A lovely way to spend a few hours in the woods.

Alona Thorp
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Ed M.
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great trail that brings you into a lush, green forest. A majority of the trail is next to a running river, with various access points so you can dip your feet into the cool water. You get to see two beautiful waterfalls along the way. We did go in the late afternoon from 3:30pm - 6pm, so it got quite buggy. This is a good trail to wear shoes with ankle support as there are a lot of rocks and tree roots throughout, forcing you to constantly look where you’re stepping. Parts of the trail can get quite steep, so wear appropriate footwear.

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alfon dehesa
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Sarina Roze
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Aidan McDermott
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WalkingBugsRocky

Went on a nice walk on this trail yesterday. The trail was still wet from the previous days storms which resulted in some bugs. Waterfalls were a running. I would say it is definitely more on the moderate side!

Joe M.
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Hiking

Great hike! A beautiful forest- rock scrambles, inclines (brief) next to a beautiful creek and 3 waterfalls. I’d say on the more difficult side of moderate

holly smith
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beautiful hike every waterfall is gorgeous

Barnaby Jones
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Hiking

Great trail and the waterfalls were beautiful. The trail leading to the third waterfall is the most treacherous but nothing too difficult. Swimming area at the third waterfall is wonderful. After rain, the trail does get a bit muddy but otherwise, super hike

Michele S.
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HikingBlowdownMuddyRocky

A lot of blown down branches, wet/muddy in places. A lot of rocks and tree roots. Not for small children or dogs. First waterfall was nice but large tree down in front. Second waterfall beautiful and refreshing swimming hole. To get to third waterfall was a bit risky with a lot of down trees/branches.

Bobbi Bea
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Chris & Spacey Trail Seekers
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Hiking

Fantastic trail! Lots of roots but easy to hike. Only made it to first waterfall with kids due to the heat but if the other two waterfalls are as good as the first, then this is a must hike with family. Tons of toads, salamanders and critters. Will be back to complete the rest!

TylerAlphaWolf User
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HikingRocky

Make Sure You Visit All 3 Waterfalls, They’re All Worth Seeing. The Third One Is A Short Walk Pass The Second One. A Well Marked Trail, Not A Difficult Hike At All. Perfect Spot For A Picnic As Well. If you go to the top of the second waterfall, go in the water and follow it up stream, to get an up close view of the third waterfall, with a big pool perfect for swimming!

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