Indian Ladder Trail

EASY 184 reviews

Indian Ladder Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Voorheesville, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
662 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

13 days ago

such a unique place, it's small but magical.

hiking
2 months ago

When I lived in Albany this was a go to trail for anyone visiting me from out of town. Enjoyed this trail dozens of times, particularly enjoyed the winter when the waterfall would freeze.

hiking
2 months ago

Visited in fall 2015. Was a perfect hike for my Mom who needs something a little easier and loves to learn about history. Hopefully they can find a way to reopen it.

3 months ago

Trail is still closed as of October 2017

5 months ago

Best trail

5 months ago

Beautiful views I like to do this trail on a rainy day
Sadly, the trail is closed right now

birding
6 months ago

Just a wonderful walk. Shame someone got hurt and they had to close it. I saw some robins and cardinals.

hiking
7 months ago

The Indian Ladder Trail is closed indefinitely due to an injury caused by falling rock from the cliff wall. Park Staff said safety of the trail needs to be assessed. https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/07/07/thacher-park-s-indian-ladder-trail-remains-closed

7 months ago

Trail is closed indefinitely

7 months ago

Great trail for our 5 years old. Very nice park.

hiking
8 months ago

Great we escarpment trail. Muddy and tons of bugs on hog and paint trails. Hog and paint trail poorly marked and long (3 ft) grass in parts - got lost for miles when came out to road. Side roads (pinnacle Rd) not on trail map and visitor center could not find road when called.

8 months ago

great views

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls. Easy so you can take non-hiker friends.

9 months ago

Amazing views. Great waterfalls. Even the parking areas are filled with beautiful pick nic tables and grills. Down side- looks like they're charging for parking now.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is my go-to if I want to enjoy a relatively quick, easy hike with a beautiful scene. It never takes me more than an hour to complete and is not hard to hike; the worst part is the slipperiness, which isn't even that bad. It gives you scenes such as beautiful cliffs to look off of and at, a lovely stone staircase, and two waterfalls. The only warning I have is that at some points it is narrow, so be mindful of those around you. A variety of parking lots gives you different points to start at so you have a bit of control of how long you walk. Overall, the greatness of this trail is the reason why I go to it again and again.

9 months ago

Nice view along the entire trail. You start from lookout point and follow the escarpment passing various campgrounds on the left. It's fairly straight and simple until the way back where you can follow the trail below and under a few waterfalls. It's a nice change of pace but can be a bit slippery. It's closed off during the winter. Overall simple but enjoyable hike.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful view today. Plenty of folks enjoying the rim trail. The kids were a little disappointed we couldn't walk under the waterfall today, but we got over it pretty quickly.

The brand new visitor's Center is going to open up next month. Looks beautiful on the outside.

9 months ago

The ladder was closed for the season (late April) so it is just flat walk next to the fence at the top of the escarpment. There is decent bathroom at the far end.

10 months ago

I always love taking day trips to thacher state park, and during the warmer months going down the ILT a few times for the waterfall. Its got beautiful and a peaceful quality to it.

10 months ago

It was absolutely beautiful!!

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