Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike

Sam's Point Preserve

This trail hike climbs to Sam's Point, with spectacular views, follows a narrow path through the crevices of the Ice Caves, and continues to Verkeerderkill Falls - the highest waterfall trail in the Shawangunks.

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TRAIL ALERT 4/29/16: Sam's Point Preserve is closed until further notice due to a wildfire.

From the parking area, walk around the gate and take the right fork of the Loop Road (a gravel road, closed to private vehicles). Follow the road uphill on switchbacks...

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Trip Reports

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October 15, 2014
When we got there (just before 12pm on a Saturday) parking was full! Fortunately a car was pulling out and we took its spot. Signed in at the visitor center and we were off.
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September 09, 2013
my wife and I did the hike on 7 sep 2013 and thanks to some comments we added on the high point route.  High point was the best hiking in our view.
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August 14, 2012
There was a doorway at the entrance to the last Ice Cave when I did the hike in 2003, but that doorway has since been removed (perhaps the Nature Conservancy felt that it was an "unnatural" feature th
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Daniel Chazin
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