Wolf Creek Falls Preserve Trail

EASY 55 reviews

Wolf Creek Falls Preserve Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Knox, 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

This trail is part of the Mohawl Hudson Land Conservancy. It's a 138 acre parcel nestled out in the town of Knox (a short drive from Altamont). The portion of the trails to the West of RT253 contains beautiful field stone walls that remain some of my favorite in the area. These are probably best for walking as the trail is never too far from the lot and is perhaps a bit short for enjoying much of a run.

9 days ago

an amazing trail with beautiful geological views. pretty easy to follow the trails.

the paths are so well maintained, that when we got swarmed by small hornets, we were able to run with ease from the annoying pests.

only reason it wasn't 5 stars was getting repeatedly stung by a swarming hive.

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10 days ago

Trails were confusing.

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21 days ago

Fun time here last Saturday. Three dads with 4 kids went. 3 kids were in child carriers on back, 1 three year old ran around trails. Short easy hike. We were there for about 2 hours with lots on time in parking lot by trail head. A little buggy but that is expected.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This is a nice, quiet, leisurely trail, and it isn't too long either. The terrain is fairly flat as well, so the kids had fun meandering through the woods. We went in late July, and we have had a lot of rain this summer, so I wasn't sure if there would be a waterfall. Sure enough, there was a small waterfall with a pool at the bottom. The kids had a lot of fun checking out all the crayfish and tiny salamanders.

The trail does branch off a lot in places, so I recommend either printing a map beforehand, taking a photo at the trailhead (there is one posted on the trailhead kiosk), or saving the PDF on your phone from the preserve website.

The trail is fairly well maintained - despite all the recent rain, there were muddy - but not impassable - spots, nothing overgrown. Lots of poison ivy, but the kids already know to keep carefully on the trail between poison ivy and ticks.

There were annoying bugs, but we brought bug spray and none of the bugs seemed to be biting us.

We crossed over the road at one point on the trail, and at the end you have to walk about one house worth down the road. It made me nervous because cars might go fast on this road, but we didn't see any cars either time we were on the road, nor when we arrived or left the parking lot.

The trailhead parking lot is easy to find - Google got us there no problem. It is a nice gravel lot that comfortably holds at least 5-6 cars.

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2 months ago

A little hard to follow the trail markers and there are more trail connections than you see on All Trails. We and 2 other groups we encountered didn't see anything about falls on the maps, though we found some parts of the creek that may be fall-ish.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

I hiked this trail first than mountain biked it.. great hike great place to ride.. not to hard but some steep climbs

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3 months ago

Beautiful views. Nice easy relaxing hike.

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10 months ago

Nice little hike, dig friendly!

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

We had a great time on this trail today. Our son had great fun finding salamanders and frogs. We will definitely be back.