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

GIANT Mountain: on a beautiful sunny winter day with no wind, few people, 30 degrees..steep climb right away..no time to warm up!!.this is my favorite MOUNTAIN so far..great views at every turn..make sure you keep turning around to look..best part sliding down at least 1/3, if not more..was a glorious day.

tons of trails for all levels of ability

Hiked on 1/18/19. Some very slick icy spots so I’d be extra careful. Lots and lots of blowdown. It was very easy to lose the trail.

Treacherous in the winner. Ice all over the trail and very difficult to avoid. Spikes on your shoes are a must!
waterfall is beautiful frozen.

off trail
over grown
washed out
5 days ago

This trail I believe is not for beginners. It is very off trail. You should expect to walk through water falls, rocks & mud. I am not a fan of this trail in the winter, and it is much more difficult. However, I LOVE hiking it in the summer time. It was nice to walk about a mile up the trail and see a random, yet beautiful waterfall there. I recommend in the summertime. The winter, not so much.

A friend and I are considering hiking Wright, Algonquin and Iroquois this summer. We’d like to pitch a tent and camp overnight on the trail somewhere - that way we can take our time and do all three peaks over a two day period. Anyone know a good camping spot somewhere on the trail?

Summited both Algonquin and Wright today 1/15/19. Just short of 9 mile RT. Trails were all packed down. I used crampons the entire way. Good sharp microspikes would also have been ok. First mile is easy. Second mile moderate. Third mile moderately difficult and after that steep and difficult. Algonquin summit is hard to follow. Back down I went up Wright. Steep up but only 4/10ths of a mile. Well marked with cairns. 7 hours for the round trip.

6 days ago

This was a nice winter re-visit to the falls. Snow conditions were good and there was a good ice bridge over Martha Brook. The unmarked path was easy to follow up until the cable crossing. After that, the path climbed steeply above the gorge and wound through some rugged terrain. Quickly, we descended to the falls and enjoyed the winter splendor.

Extremely easy, flat trail. Not very long and all open trail. Perfect with kids and dogs. Beautiful falls at the end.

6 days ago

Flat, good for time trial, speed, warm-ups.

great winter walk! super slippery rhe closer u get to the falls though!

The view at the end of the hike was breathtaking. I went in winter time and it was incredible seeing the falls half frozen. If you are hiking this hike in the winter time it may be tricky! Me and my dog made it but I feel we were on the wrong trail. After reading reviews it looks like you need to go to the left of the bridge. However, we went to the right and followed a beaten down deer path. The destination was the same but it may have made it a little trickier scaling down the steep and icy ravine with no rope guidance. I recommend this hike but be weary it’s not easy and you will get wet.

Nothing to see on the trail

Amazing hike. Trail was very packed down and easy to follow. It gets really steep after you cross Phelps brook. The approach to the summit above tree line was very technical and needed concentration and skill. Very steep and icy at some points. Once you reach the summit the views are amazing but the wind makes it so you cant stay very long. Overall the hike was long but gradual and well worth the views.

Hiked the Yellow loop today - counter clockwise. Nice trail - not too strenuous but a good workout. Had the whole place to myself. Some nice views along the way. Well marked trail throughout.

Nice hike, a little confusing to find where it begins but if you follow the map and markings you can do it. It turned the Dover Church has a lot of history, read info at the beginning of the trail, you’ll be surprised. Wonderful views, very accessible, short!

Beautiful, slippery

Fun winter day hike. Took the Mary Glen trail to Ashley Falls, then past Badman Cave, Newman Ledge and Artists Rock. Built a fire in a firepit at campground. There were some icy spots. Don't worry about the road being closed. Plenty of places to park by entrance to campground even when it is closed. And trail was about a 5 minute walk from there. You can check out some video here to get an idea: https://youtu.be/r8ipiygb7_Y

great place to hike but it is closed for hunting from 1/12/19-1/31/19

Beauty at every turn. Was on my bucket list and it was well worth the trip.

on Ithaca Falls Trail

11 days ago

looking for a curisey trail lmk

Warm January day helped dry the one open trail. Good afternoon walk.

Nice easy trail. Well kept area. You must pay for parking.

Beautiful from start to finish! My favorite quick hike in the area.

14 days ago

Did this with a friend 0107 and chased daylight. Easy hike up until the last mile or so. Crampons are lifesavers. Lots of ice, but with the recent snowfall, it was a good cover which helped with traction. Trekking poles were a big help too. Easy to locate trailhead. Took us about 4-5 hrs round trip with lots of gear on our back and with taking stops to reorganize and take some pictures.
This was our first winter hike ever. Highly recommend.

nice little winter walk with views. great to get some fresh air

What a great hike to get your heart pumping! So many views to make mention of.
Good footwear is needed. A tight trail with lots of forest change. The fire damage is still visible and in some spots the trail was flooded..

Hiked the trail round trip in about 7 hours. Beautiful trail and amazing view at the top! 95% of the trail is uphill, so bring plenty of water and be prepared for quite a workout.

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