Whittaker Falls Trail

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Whittaker Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lowville, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles 95 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers




This can be fairly steep to get down with small children, although when I went there were younger children swimming at the bottom of the falls. You can go further down, along some flat rock, but the trail ends and there is a steep drop off/no railing and another set of falls (maybe 20-25' tall?). I did not have GPS with me to accurately gauge the length of this, but it can be accessed within the park-- there is a ledger and a donation box (park is free entrance). There are two access points to get to the falls-- one being a sign that points to a foot path, steep, scrabbly, and no railings that leads to the rocks, but another access point actually has a path, steps, and railings further up from the main waterfalls.

7 months ago

Beautiful hidden gem. In either direction there are falls... we ventured to the furthest one down, passed the middle falls twice, then decided to backtrack and go up past the TH (stairs/railings) and were greeted by other little falls... it was pretty quiet. There is camping at the park (it's Trust maintained, not State owned) for fairly cheap.. I believe it was $8 for tent? Nice little park. We will be back to camp in the future. :)