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Address: North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY
Phone Number: 5183572161
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Kaaterskill Falls Viewing Deck

Beautiful easy hike to the viewing platform that overlooks Kaaterskill Falls. It was a little icy, due to recent snowfall, but is a well maintained walking path to the overlook... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful easy hike to the viewing platform that overlooks Kaaterskill Falls. It was a little icy, due to recent snowfall, but is a well maintained walking path to the overlook. Other trails and offshoots from the main path, so some easy additional excursions around the falls, including the rial trail.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely must to see / hike once in the area. Not difficult but steep. We saw 4-6 kids going up with the parents. Amazing view from lower platform , specially now with the ice :). Go all the way up to upper platform. Enjoy!

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Englewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip to the falls from Olana was fantastic, from the ride over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, to the slow drive through the towns, and the final ascent up the mountain. We were expecting to be overwhelmed by the falls, but, from the path, they were pretty, but somewhat tame. The half-mile jaunt up the rocky path to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have spent a honeymoon and 1st anniversary in the Catskills. I kept seeing pictures of these falls and wanted to find them, they looked beautiful. I finally found a picture that listed the name of them. I have a severe back and hip injury and don't have a ton of mobility without pain. The path (easily maneuvered) is only... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This short but steep hike takes you to the base of one of the highest waterfalls in the Catskill Mountains. The hike is best experienced during the summer months -- I did the hike in June in about an hour, and it was very rewarding. As the Trail Conference warns: Caution – Anything beyond the end of the official trail... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of days ago yet another person fell to his death at Kaaterskill Falls. That is the second this year. Last year there were two deaths. If the Grand Canyon had the same death rate as Kaaterskill Falls, thousands of people would die there every year. Just stay on the trail and you will be fine. This is a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short easy walk to the viewing platform! Breathtaking views of the nearby mountain range. However, be warned in September there was only a slight trickle of water flowing. While slightly disappointing it was still totally worth it. I cannot speak for the extended hike of these falls, but I was a little nervous watching others as they were literally on... More 

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Rye, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a casual stroll you can take in jeans with a loved one or kids. This shouldn't take longer than 25 minutes and is well marked. Beautiful in the fall!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

October 21 2016 In good health/ great thighs, balance, fitness, Hike the fall ok going up but down is worse, slippery rocks all the way- our group was 21 and a dog. Age 71 to 3. One person could not do it because of a heart condition. No accidents, takes about 30 minutes to the lower falls. PS no rails,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We parked at the bottom then hiked up to the lower fall. It didn't seem necessary to hike further as there was hardly any flow. Because of the drought the falls are hardly flowing. You have to park in the lot then walk down to the trailhead. Be real careful while walking along the highway. We walked on the mountain... More 

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