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Kaaterskill Falls

North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Napanoch, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Not too far from parking. need safe hiking boots as terrain is wet , cool and rocky but worth the small hike to get there. Not for anyone with walking issues as it can be treacherous. Hiking staff is very helpful. Falls are spectacular. Went in June when water was plentiful.

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Kaatterskill Falls are beautiful. We went after a rain storm so the falls were very strong. The scenery is awesome. The hike to the top of the falls are short but are treacherous in some places. There are watering holes and you can stand under the falls, so bring bathing gear. The climb up is difficult with slippery with rocks,... More

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

To see Kaaterskill Falls, you will park in a small lot alongside a busy road. Unfortunately, you'll have to walk about 0.2 miles on this road to reach the trail head, but it's quick. There is a multi-tiered waterfall at the trailhead below the road, which is pretty, but hike 0.5 miles up and enjoy the spectacular Kaaterskill Falls: two... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just a .50 mile hike takes you to this gorgeous site. We had a wonderful time. Be aware that the parking lot is small and gets full quickly. It's a great getaway from the city.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A great half hour hike from the road to the bottom. We then drove to the top which was close to the car parking. The weather was misty and cloudy and this just added to the atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Ive been to the falls numerous times and am amazed by the beauty of the falls each time. The hike to the falls is a nice hike for family hikes. It does get slick and can be slippery at times. There are some tough spots but you will certainly be rewarded by the beauty of the falls. For the more... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Need a reason to visit the Catskills when its not snowing? Look no further than this gem! Start off at Bastion Falls (right off the road) and hike up to Kaaterskills Falls (double water fall) for a round trip hike of about 2 miles. There is no reason to rush, so plan for 2 hours total. The path is easy... More

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BOURNEMOUTH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just been for a great hike to the upper falls. I understand all the concerns on line with the potential for accidents: fast road to walk down to trail and slipping risk. But sensible people should be fine (ie not the people we saw wearing flip flops trying to climb up rocky path!). Fantastic view at the end of trail,... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Hike along the water side. Rocks were a bit slippery, covered with moisture and moss. Nice shady hike. Would definitely recommend.

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Hudson Valley, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Read up on it, there are a number of small falls amongst rocks and boulders that can be enjoyed on your way as you hike up the mountain to the "big falls." I parked off Rt. 23A south of the entry point neat the hairpin turn. There is a path on the outside of the guardrail, then you can hop... More

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