Catskill Mountains Waterfall Hike

  • Our Catskill Mountains Waterfall hike will bring you to the incredible top viewing platform. It's an easy 1/4 mile (.8km) round trip hike. From there, you have options of hiking down alongside this beauty to add about another 2 miles round trip of a moderate difficulty level hike! Seeing the falls from the bottom is breathtaking and well worth it!
  • Other alternative waterfall hikes in the Hudson Valley are available as well (see below)

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.

*combine this day with our other Catskill Mountain trips (i.e. Rail Biking, ziplining) and an overnight stay

*other alternative waterfall hikes are available as well such as Awosting Falls in Minnewaska State Park

Waterfall Hike Pictures 

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