Tag Archives: Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Clove from the Falls parking area

Kaaterskill Falls area is more than a waterfall. Yes, just about everyone who comes to this place comes to see the falls, and it would be right to do so. But without understanding the history and meaning that this area had to generations of Americans would be folly. Also, just rushing to the falls and back to your car would deprive you of one of the best natural spectacles that are not the falls! In…

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temporary closure of Kaaterskill Falls, the viewing platform

Immediately the upper parking areas Molly Smith, Laurel House Road, and Scutt Road will be closed. The trails connecting to the falls and upper viewing platform to the famed Kaaterskill Falls will be closed until further notice. Additionally, the DEC is blocking roads leading to N-S Lake State Campground. You can read the entire news release here. Take a virtual hike of Kaaterskill Falls If you want to enjoy the view of the falls from…

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Child hiking with parent

Contrary to many adult’s views that kids are only interested in video games, one thing we know is that given the chance, kids the love the outdoors! In fact, kids are spending time outdoors – just not doing nature-oriented activities. Young children spend more time outdoors than older adolescents. So, it’s the responsibility of the adult to cultivate the love for nature-related outdoor activities, not the kid. One of the keys is to start young…

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Upper falls from the overlook

This is the upper section of the Kaaterskill Falls trail in what could be done as one awesome hike to the lower trailhead now that the NYSDEC has updated the trail system (2016) in this area. It is some of the best trail work in New York if not the whole universe – haha. However, for the purposes of this description, I will only review the trail from the upper parking area to the Kaaterskill…

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Kaaterskill Falls

The Kaaterskill Falls hike almost a “rite of passage” hike for Catskill hikers. It does not lead to a lofty peak, but it does take the hiker to one of the most majestic waterfall series in the Northeastern United States. Things you need to know: This hike can be dangerous. The walk from the parking area to the trailhead can be hair raising. You’ll lose 140′ elevation from the parking area to the trailhead and…

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Information about COVID-19
Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully.
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