Kaaterskill Falls

Catskills -- Northeastern

This short but steep hike takes you to the base of one of the highest waterfalls in the Catskill Mountains.  The hike is best experienced during the summer months.

42.191201, -74.070565

Please note, this trail is best experienced during the summer months. In the winter months, Kaaterskill Clove fills with snow and ice making the trip impossible without crampons and other winter climbing gear.


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Avenza App Map: Catskill 141

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Trip Reports

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December 31, 2019
Well-marked but perilous
We did this trail in the winter. The trail is steep. The stone steps make it easier but they still get icy. The last 100 feet goes across a ledge with guard rails before you get to the falls. About half our group turned back when it got too steep. If you have kids or poor footwear, I highly recommend taking the early turnoff to the falls lookout. There are well-marked signs. A very flat gravel path approaches the falls from other side, where there's a great view.
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