Video: Come Explore Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills, NY

Video: Come Explore Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills, NY

by Krysti Sabins

During this autumnal sojourn, we venture into Kaaterskill Clove and up to its famous dual-cascading waterfall!  While only 1-mile roundtrip, this is a short but excellent hike for natural beauty and history. You can extend the walk to over 1.5 miles if you decide to hike both the trails to the top and bottom of the falls.

Kaaterskill Falls has a 167 foot drop in the upper portion of the falls, and a 64 foot drop to the bottom in the lower portion of the falls. It is a very popular hiking spot, and you can count on there being a lot of other people on the trail, especially if you visit in the summer. Be sure to wear proper footwear, as the trail gets very slippery.

This waterfall’s splendor inspired many artists including Thomas Cole of the Hudson River School, explaining its ongoing popularity among tourists even today.  Kaaterskill Falls is a great hike for first-time hikers and is sure to bring out anyone’s inner naturalist.  Be sure to check out this trail if you’re ever passing through the Catskill region!

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Hope to see you on the trail!

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