Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls

Catskills

Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Park, New York. Photo by Jeff Senterman. Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Park, New York. Photo by Jeff Senterman. Winter at Kaaterskills Falls - Photo Michael Houlihan Winter at Kaaterskills Falls - Photo Michael Houlihan
42.190112, -74.074094
A short, steep hike takes you to the base of one of New York State's tallest waterfalls.

Though Kaaterskill Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the Catskills, it's also one of the most dangerous, due to visitors ignoring posted warnings to hike only on marked trails.

Tucked away in one of the many cloves that cut through the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountains, Kaaterskill Falls is one of New York State's tallest waterfalls, and one of the most spectacular sites in the Catskills. Kaaterskill Falls is protected as a "forever wild" Forest Preserve area under the New York State constitution.

Kaaterskill Falls is an extremely popular...

Know Before You Go

  • A short but steep hike to the base of a beautiful waterfall.
  • Wear athletic shoes or hiking boots. No sandals.
  • Be careful of slippery rocks.
  • Do not attempt to hike farther than the marked trail.
  • Bring your own water. The water in the stream is not safe to drink without purification.
  • Dogs are not recommended on...

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