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greenBlue Vernooy Kill Falls Trail

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 536' 163 m
Descent: -77' -24 m
High: 1,809' 552 m
Low: 1,274' 388 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Raymond Tang

A quick trail to waterfalls.

Raymond Tang

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall

Description

From Route 209 near Kerhonksen, turn onto Ulster County 3. After 1.3 miles, turn left onto Cherrytown Road. Drive about 3.5 miles and turn left onto Upper Cherrytown Road. Once on Upper Cherrytown, go 3.1 miles until you see the state trailhead sign on the right. Park and run across the road to get on the trail.

The trail is marked with blue blazes, snowmobile markers, and the occasional aqua blazes of the Long Path. Run 1.8 miles on this trail until you are at the bridge at the base of the falls. The falls are more of a set of rapids and cataracts than one continuous drop of water.

Run upstream on either side to take in all the beauty of the various "steps" to the falls. There is no formal trail, but you'll have no trouble finding your way. Near the bridge are the ruins of a mill built by the Vernooy family who first owned the land. Standing on the rocks in the middle of the stream offers a great view of the bridge and many of the different steps to the falls. It also offers a good opportunity to fall in, so be careful. After exploring, return to your car the same way you came.

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