Explore Kaaterskill Falls - New York's Scenic Waterfall

Experience the splendor of Kaaterskill Falls, a revered natural wonder and inspiration for America’s greatest artists, via an easily accessible, picturesque hike.

Last updated: May 2024

    Free access; parking may have associated costs depending on the location.


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  1. Arrive at the Mountain Top Historical Society parking or North South Lake State Campground.
  2. Follow the marked trails from the parking area, embarking on a 1.4-mile roundtrip hike.
  3. Reach the viewing platform to observe the upper and lower falls.
  4. Return via the same path, ensuring to follow all safety guidelines.



NY-23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436

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  • Sturdy hiking shoes.
  • Water and snacks.
  • Camera or smartphone for photos.
  • No glass containers; all trash must be carried out.

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