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Kaaterskill Falls Trail

 5 votes

0.4 Miles 0.7 Kilometers

 

65% 

Runnable

Singletrack

302' 92 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

1,745' 532 m

High

1,443' 440 m

Low

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Unknown

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A short trail to a beautiful tall waterfall in New York's Catskills.

Karl W

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Waterfall

Description

This trail starts right from a switchback on 23A. Parking is actually just west of the switchback and is fairly clearly marked, but you'll have to run along the road to the trailhead. During holidays, this parking area could be full.

Right at the base of the trail is a decent cascading waterfall. A few switchbacks will take you above this cascade. You'll then gradually gain elevation as you run along Spruce Creek. This trail gets a lot of use so the trail has morphed into many trails that weave through the forest.

When you get to the base of the falls you can hang out on the rocks to get some different vantage points, but there isn't a route to the top. The sun will rise over the top of the falls, so pictures could be washed out and might turn out better much earlier or in the afternoon. We saw many families and all kinds of footwear on this trail, so feel free to bring the kids!

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