Catskill Mountains Waterfall Hike
About the Waterfalls
Perhaps the crowning jewel of the Northern Catskill Mountains is the highest cascading waterfall in New York State! This waterfall drops in two tiers and over 260 feet! As a result, these falls have been one of the region's most popular destinations for centuries. It's 90 feet higher than Niagara Falls! This gorgeous Catskill Mountains Waterfall Hike has captivated the hearts, pens and paintbrushes of poets, painters, filmmakers and photographers. So, it has become part of a larger, artistic folklore spreading from the Catskills to the rest of the world.
*More hiking details: If you go beyond the top viewing platform (1/4 mile in) and hiking to the bottom and back up, the hike can take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours more round trip (depending on how long you stay and take pictures). Closed toe shoes/sneakers are required for this. The hike down to the bottom of the falls is groomed trails, a wooden bridge and lots of stairs. The bottom of the falls can get slippery from the water mist of the falls.
*a hiking Guide and transportation may be available upon request for an additional price.
*other alternative waterfall hikes are available as well such as Awosting Falls in Minnewaska State Park.
Waterfall Hike Pictures