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

Piseco, New York Map

Not a long hike but definitely a challenge! For most of the way up, it’s a steady incline to keep the heart pumping. The last quarter or so of the trail is quite steep. There are a few tall rocks to climb over. The view is definitely worth it! The way down is a bit challenging in spots. I would do it again.

Very short but pretty. Was thinking it was .6 miles each way, oops just .3 each way for a total walk of .6. Waterfall is pretty.

Great hike!

20 days ago

My favorite hike! It’s nice and short. A perfect hike for a little work out that anyone can handle.

24 days ago

Nice lil hike but the falls were very dry at a minimal trickle. Will have to try again when there is more potential for water.

Magic hour at sunrise. Got up before dawn for this hike, took about 30 minutes at a steady pace with no stops. I had the whole cliff to myself. Encountered hummingbirds and chipmunks while I saw and ate my breakfast.

Absolutely beautiful!

1 month ago

Working on the Adirondack Waterfall challenge, we decided to visit Death Falls, aka Hidden Falls which isn't too far from our home. A little park-n-hike to a beautiful waterfall , at just about 3/10th of a mile, it didn't take anymore than a 10 minute walk to get there. Hidden in the trees on a small brook, this little GEM is a must for all ADK waterfall seekers.

Only gave 4 stars because of how busy the trail was. Beautiful views after a steep hike. Very dog friendly!

Did the hike today, lots of mosquitos, Falls was more of a trickle. Not bad, got some good pics ...

Cliffs were pretty crowded but the view of Piseco Lake was spectacular. Steep trail and even though the distance is short, you will work to get to the top.

I really enjoyed this hike. It’s short in distance, but you feel it with the fairly steep incline. Views from the top are beautiful. I would recommend to others interested in a quick hike, that’s well-worth your time.

2 months ago

Absolutely incredible hike. If you set a brisk pace you can be up to the cliffs in 25 minutes, even if you are not in the best of shape. That being said it is quite taxing at times and is without question one of the more strenuous hikes in this region of the Adirondacks. But is the view from the top is worth it and then some. Piseco lake is simply breathtaking, and the mountains in the distance are awe-inspiring. The trail is also in very nice shape. Children could also successfully do this, provided they were supervised at the cliffs. Not to be missed!

A nice little hike up to a beautiful overlook.

Nostalgia! Been hiking this trail annually as long as I can remember, hasn’t changed a bit! A little muddy at the start and buggy in those areas, but as long as you keep moving they don’t bother you.
Short and easy, took me about 30 min to top, enjoyed the view for a bit and about 20 min coming down. (Although you definitely could take your time and make the way up a solid 45-60 min)
Surprisingly few people on the trail despite the beautiful weather and even had the cliff top to myself!
Great for families and beginners who want the satisfaction of a summit.

2 months ago

Nice short hike. Cool looking falls. Had to share the view with the black flies.

Short hike to the top. Once you're there, the views of the lake are wonderful. It is a great hike for those just starting out on more challenging terrain.

Beautiful trail!
It only took me 30 min to the top and it was a beautiful view I came up to!

It was a tough hike but it was totally worth it! Amazing views at the top!

Completed June 2017. Great views. Nice lunch spot at the top. Some scrambling, but very minor.

Awesome short trail. Great view! Done this several times. On to the next. 46ers here I come

Amazing view from the top. Hiking could be challenging for some people. I would definitely recommend to other people.


Great hike! short in distance was about .7 miles up... slow incline for the start .3 miles then lots of incline and steep right at the top... lots of fun, built in rock steps and tons of cool trees, it was fairly easy for my dog ! Had to help him up one of the rock parts that was steep. AMAZING view and worth it all. One of my favorites for sure.

Brought a group of 5 hikers with different experience levels, we took our time but had a wonderful time. It does get quite steep at some parts but the few from the top is beautiful. I think we spent a good half an hour up there just taking in the beauty.

10 months ago

Short and sweet!

10 months ago

Peaceful but short.

Love this hike-have been doing it annually for years. Great views for minimal effort. Would definitely not rate it is hard. A little steep at the top but nothing that anyone in halfway decent physical shape couldn't handle. Family friendly and good for all ages.

Listed at trail head as, death brook falls. Nice easy trail. . 3 out and .3 back. Nice waterfall at end of .3

great hike all year.

Sweet views for very little work! Steep near the top.

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