Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Indian Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

a very long 3 miles. there's alot of walking on rocks and many tree roots. very hilly terrain. allow 3 hours each way. The falls were ok. nothing spectacular

Beautiful and easy. Great swimming possibilities. No bugs today.

Great hike with wonderful views. Our family has done this several times. The top portion can be a bit steep, and younger kids will just need to take it slower. We have done this in summer and done it in winter with snowshoes.

Great hike! Be sure and follow the trail markers, there are a fair amount of unmarked side trails. Red markers will get you to the top of the chimney formations, near the top is a “Y”; left leads to the chimney rocks and right (following yellow markers now) will lead to the true peak. The hike is a bit strenuous as it does get quite steep near the top but it’s nothing a slower pace can’t fix if you’re not as used to hiking yet. Quite a good hike, not incredibly time consuming but allows for many different explorations near the top and a great view from multiple vantage points.

11 days ago

Gorgeous. A good workout and the falls are an amazing reward.

on OK Slip Falls Trail

22 days ago

Went during black fly season, luckily they were just annoying and not biting. took the trail to the right and ended up with a great view of the falls. long hike in but view was well worth it. terrain wasn't bad at all.

This is my favorite mountain I've ever explored. We were up there for hours and didn't explore half of what we wanted to! I will be back for sure. Next time with some caving equipment and a few more people.

Les pistes offrent peu d'espace pour marcher, nos batons sont souvent dans les feuilles. Plusieurs tron d'arbres sont on milieu de la piste et empeche le passage ...ils sont haut et gros. La cabane est vraiment la seul attraction a cet place, belle vue de cette endroit mais tous le reste est desagrable a acceder! Nous avons l'impression que personne y est passer depuis des années... je ne conseil pas !

Disappointed. Thought we would be able to get a lot closer to the falls than across the gorge.

5 and 7 year old and grownups had a great time. Heard bats near the caves.

It was a good hike, but the last 1/2 mile to Indian Lake was down a steep hill, so be prepared for the hike back up. Beautiful to see, though.

Always will be my favorite mountain

1 month ago

Good hike for people of all abilities. Options for visiting the overlook, the top of the falls, and the Hudson River are all possible. We hiked to the overlook, then to the top of the falls and then to the Hudson River before returning to the trailhead for a total of 8.8 miles, which includes the short walk along NY Highway 28 to the parking area. New boardwalks make the boggy areas much easier to traverse.

I have hiked here several times. The first half mile is moderately steep then it flattened out. We’ve only gone to the lean to . Pretty hike . We’ve seen bear sign several times . The river is beautiful. A cute little wooden foot bridge is about 3 miles in. Great spot for pictures.At times the trail is poorly marked so just stay on the foot trail where it is worn. Probably a little tough for kids in the beginning

Nicest little mountain I have walked up in ages. On a beautiful day, with sun shining, plan to just sit and enjoy a snack or a lunch. It was almost too bad that we had to move on.

2 months ago

Hiked OK Slip 4/24/18. GIVE IT A COUPLE WEEKS FROM THIS DATE, It will be explained at the bottom. 60% is still snow and ice. The rest is very muddy. Recommend spikes or some sort of Yaktracs. It is currently IMPOSSIBLE to get to the falls right at the end of the trail. You can kinda see the falls through the tree line but do not recommend heading any further than the trail sign marking “hwy 28”, “falls”, “Hudson river trail”. With the moisture coming off the falls and the cold air coming off the side of the hill (even in 60 degree weather) there was a sheet of ice over the hill and completely covered the trail. Steep incline. Don’t attempt at this time.
Other than that it was a beautiful hike and will be back.

2 months ago

I have hiked this mountain in all four seasons. It is one of my favorite 'best bang for the buck" hikes with much to see (East Ridge, West Ridge, True Summit, Chimney Rock, Eagle Cave). I highly recommend! Please watch your children and pets around chimney rock and the cave on east ridge.

3 months ago

The trail was covered in two inches of fresh, light snow. We were the first to break the powder and had to put on spikes.

It’s seemed like a long three miles in, but the hike was easy. The trail meanders through rolling ups-and-downs until you reach the falls. Very few inclines get your heart pounding.

The falls are beautiful. If you go in the winter be careful of ice. Falling over the side seems almost easy if you’re not wearing spikes.

8 months ago

nice easier hike, beautiful area, i would go again .

9 months ago

A very easy, long walk in the woods that leaves you with great views! Didn't expect the waterfall to be so full this time of year so it was a nice treat. Packed a lunch and really enjoyed taking in the views with my hiking buddy. Just a friendly suggestion - cross the road from the parking lot and walk along the road there to the trail sign. First walk to what we thought was the entrance to the trailhead was not what we thought it was and can be easily missed on the other side of the road. Looking forward to returning to this hike and also hiking the other trails! :-)

Great trail! Beautiful waterfall at the end! It was raining for 2 days prior to our hike but it was only slightly muddy here and there. After you park in the lot, you have to walk down the road about
.2 tenths of a mile and the trailhead is on the OPPOSITE side of the parking lot fyi. Would recommend this trail.

About 4 miles to the Leanto. We stayed there for the weekend. The campsite and leanto had some garbage left behind but we took it out with us and cleaned up the area inside and out. Left a bunch of firewood for the next group. I forgot my fishing pole which I wasn't happy about but I will go back at some point because the fishing looked ok on the river. . Very steep hill on this hike. Didn't make it out to Siamese ponds but I hear it is beautiful.

9 months ago

very very steep climb, but short and quick. The little caves and rocks at the top are cool and the views are breath taking ! Worth the climb , took about 35 min to get up the Mtn and lightly jogged it down in 20min. My dog enjoyed this hike as well, def wear good shoes as it is slippery.

Nicely kept trail. Definitely bring some good water resistant hiking boots if there's been any recent rain.

9 months ago

Difficulty is rated about right. A gradual but continual incline up the mountain with quite a bit of steepness. It is a great workout on the calves (at least for me) and it was enjoyable to look back and see partial views from the clearings as my DH and I made our way up! Pleasant views are the reward for this hike...not to mention the climbing options my DH liked exploring. Took us 45 minutes to hike up and 40 to hike down. It is unlike any other summit I've ever hiked but only rating it a two because this type of summit just isn't my favorite. A few things worth mentioning: you will need $2 to park, BYOTP (toilet paper) for the port-a-potties by the trailhead, and don't forget your flashlight if you plan to explore. :-)

I love this hike, it's short but you get a workout in! The top is beautiful, the chimney's are formidable and fun to explore.

9 months ago

Awesome experience had a great time there. Here is a video clip from the trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNa7aZlmt_w&t=165s

Please feel free to check it out!

9 months ago

Unfortunately, there were several hikers that didn't have their dogs under control, let alone on a leash. Please don't let your dogs be a source of danger for other hikers.

not many bugs this time of yeat, great views!

Steady incline with chances to rest periodically, summit is amazing with lots to explore! Descent was steep but quick. Took about an hr up, we hung out for a while at the top, and about 40min down. Gorgeous view, not terribly buggy this time of year. I would imagine it would be challenging post-rainfall.

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