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Kaaterskill Falls

North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY
+1 518-357-2161
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If you love nature and hiking, this is a MUST. So peaceful and quiet. And the falls is amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Fantastic place, but.......

Avoid it during the day on weekends. Visit weekdays or early in the day. Beautiful walk to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elmira, New York
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North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY
+1 518-357-2161
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love nature and hiking, this is a MUST. So peaceful and quiet. And the falls is amazing. Don't miss!

Thank Jetsettercp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid it during the day on weekends. Visit weekdays or early in the day. Beautiful walk to the lower falls, but be careful on the road walk. The new walkway and viewing platform at the upper end is fantastic.....but stay behind the safety fence.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site has been over run. There are lots of folks endangering themselves by ignoring signs to stay out of the stream. The EMTs are up there almost every weekend. Frequently for fatalities. It's a damn shame that folks are promoting this spot. What was...More

Thank Catskillstream
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 4 of us, semi-in-shape friends, came for a hike and a view of the waterfall. We parked in the lot at the top of the falls, not on the road like everyone else seemed to be doing. We entered the trails and...More

2  Thank cindela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a parking lot off of Laurel House Road which is above the falls. From there it is a short (.2 miles) walk to the Falls Viewing Platform and a short (.7 mile) hike down to the lower falls which gets you right to...More

1  Thank johngerraughty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only sight we went to see as we were only in the Catskills for one day. It's recommended by our BNB host who said we should go early as parking is very limited at the base of the falls off Rt 23A...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a side trip on the way home from a business trip to Albany, NY. Located about one hour south of Albany and two hours north of NYC, this is a lovely hike in the Catskill Mountains, and worth the time and trip. We...More

1  Thank jenniebdot
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We parked close to the bottom of the falls. A medium difficulty hike led us to first to the middle section of the fall and then we went on to hike up to the top. One can choose to drive to the top, park at...More

1  Thank DeepaMHyb
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The state of New York keeps making this place better and better. 2 years ago the only access to the falls was parking on a busy narrow road, walking on the busy narrow road and hopping the guard rail. Now you can park in a...More

4  Thank nick s
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We drove up to the new trail going up to Kaaterskill Falls last weekend. The water was pretty high, and we were able to see the streams and the falls from several vantage points. We walked from the Mountain Top Historical Society right to the...More

1  Thank robcurtross
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1 May 2017|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
I went in August and again in September The water was cold both times but it was tolerable when I went in the beginning of August. Definitely go after there's been some rain so that the falls are at their best!!
15 April 2017|
Response from Michelle A | Reviewed this property |
Did you google Kaaterskill Falls? You would find your answer there... falls open year round. Did you read reviews? I know I posted my review in the winter and poster pictures of my winter hike. That would have given you your... More
Will and Emily D
6 August 2016|
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Response from mexiwonder | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There are many paths you can take and you can choose the short paths with the little ones. If you stop at the nearby information museum at tanners vile they have maps and there are great places in north south... More