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

The waterfall was beautiful (glad it was flowing). I added Inspiration Point and glad I did. Nice easy trail, few slippery spots because it started to rain, but WP shoes helped. Obviously poor cell service and AT did not record correct mileage and elevation gain.

The railroad ties are still embedded in the path. This is a great flat easy trail along an old railway the used to Bring visitors up to the Laurel House. What a wonderful place that would’ve been. Too bad it’s just a fading memory.

Wet hike - you need to be super careful as it's slippery. It's easy and very well-marked, there are stairs that lead you down to the lower falls, and you can take a dip there in the pools. We did this on a Monday morning, and by the time we finished the parking lot was FULL (it was only 12 noon at this point). Highly recommended!

We did this hike but kept going to Sunset Rock and Inspiration point and then looped back to our parking on Scut Road. The falls were beautiful but if we planned it again we would’ve gone on a less busy day or opted to do a bigger loop around the lake instead of checking out the falls.

Great hike...hit the trail early on the weekend because the trail Head lots will fill up and the trail itself will be clogged with people. Overall a beautiful hike....had gone after a night of rain and the Falls were raging!! Looked up info on Frank Layman and his sacrifice for the residents of Kaaterskill Clove...very interesting story. Trip can be extended with a trip down the escarpment trail to inspiration point

Good day hike that you can either be a quick or a longer venture.

We did the loop counter clockwise. First a steep grade down loose rock until we reached the monument. Then about a quarter mile of relatively level trail with multiple viewpoints into the Clove. Rather stunning views. Nice forest with interesting rock formations along the trail. Then steep upgrade (about 30%). Really not an easy hike. Eventually we came to a bridle path by which you return through hemlock woods. This part of the hike was boring. Overall I would say that if you are visiting Kaaterskill Falls and want to get away from the loud tourists for a couple hours on a vigorous hike, this is perfect. But you need hiking boots or good sneakers. It is not a casual walk.

Not sure about the .8 miles and only 150 feet elevation gain. I believe is .8 in and .8 out. Also the last section is a bunch of stairs making it quite a steep walk. No scrambling or anything of the sorts but the stairs can get tiresome

Pretty short but definitely a steep climb. If you are able, the hike down to the lower falls is a must. Absolutely beautiful. There was a short length of muddy and slippery trail. Close to the falls the trail turns into stairs. For a Saturday evening, the hike from this parking area was not too busy. If you’re hiking North Point/Sunset Rock, fit this into your trip!

Went early on a Thursday morning and were the only ones on the otherwise popular trail. Falls were nice after the recent rain.

Amazing experience! If you’re driving up the mountain, there is a parking lot 200 yards past the trail head for about 20. Plan the time to picnic and swim in the catch pond at the base of the falls.

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2 months ago

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