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Kaaterskill Falls

North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY
+1 518-357-2161
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INCREDIBLE...WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL

Mother Nature at her finest. I've done the overlook, hiked up from the bottom, walked down from... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
danacN301ZK
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staten Island, United States
As hard as you make it...

Not a bad hike. Going to the bottom is a bit trying, depending on your experience. Great views in... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Mike C
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New York City, New York
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North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY
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"viewing platform"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"stone steps"
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"well worth the effort"
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"ny state"
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"north south lake"
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"swimming hole"
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Mother Nature at her finest. I've done the overlook, hiked up from the bottom, walked down from the top. love the view & seeing what the Falls are doing!

Thank danacN301ZK
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Not a bad hike. Going to the bottom is a bit trying, depending on your experience. Great views in a nice area. Can be a quick hike if you want.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Kaaterskill Falls has been a family favorite for many years. You can view it form the bottom - parking is located passed the falls across the road at an overlook point or you can view it from the top. Drive passed the falls, then follow...More

Thank dabav
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Great outdoor activity in the Catskills. The hike to the bottom of the waterfall is 0.5 miles through the forest and easily overcome. Both the hike and the falls are beautiful. Not very crowded.

Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We were staying in Tannersville and so had to take a short hike to see the Kaaterskill Falls. Towering at 260 feet – that’s 90 feet higher than Niagara Falls at 167 feet – Kaaterskill Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in New York State....More

Thank Camille C
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I am currently 6 months pregnant, and did not realize it was a pretty rigorous hike! Well worth it! We saw the falls from the Upper Viewing Platform, and then headed down to the Lower Falls. The majority part of the hike has a trail,...More

Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Hiked down to the "falls" which at this time of year is more like a trickle but I'm told in the spring it's magnificent. The trail is manageable and there are stone steps near the bottom which make it easier to navigate the steep incline...More

Thank Victoria C
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited the falls in mid October. It was a strange summer this year and there wasn't much color to the leaves, but the falls were tremendous. It's a climb to go from the bottom to the top (they're the tallest falls in New York...More

Thank giwpriestap
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The hike is hard but every step is worth it. You got to go down to see lower falls. The views from the bottom are just spectacular. We had a kid 5 years old and a baby in lap, but we still did the hike...More

Thank Garypau
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A beautiful place to hike and take pictures. Just don't park anywhere except the parking lot. You will get a ticket.

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nyj6571
14 October 2017|
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Response from JohnandJaneS | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see the falls when the water level is high go in the early spring (May or early June) or immediately after a rainy spell.
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Kate V
1 October 2017|
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Response from cierra r | Reviewed this property |
I have older children, so I did not use a bay carrier. I am sure if you go slow, take your time and watch your step, you should do fine with a baby carrier. If you feel or see if may be too risky or dangerous, just do the... More
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goldlizsts
12 September 2017|
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Response from REJ62 | Reviewed this property |
You have 2 options, both free: (1) at the end of Laurel House Rd where it's a 5 min walk to the viewing deck at the top, and 20 mins walk down to the bottom of the falls and a tough walk back up; or (2) the small car park on... More
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