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These beautiful two-stage falls are the tallest in the state of New York. This is a historically significant location painted by Thomas Cole as well as other artists of the Hudson River School.

Short Hike: The falls are about one and a half miles from the nearest parking which is up the mountain from the trailhead. This does require a hike down the road to get to the trail. Use caution as there is no shoulder or sidewalk, and there are blind curves keeping drivers from seeing you.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Adam L

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Sep 25, 2021
Steven White
Old railroad trail in to lower falls area
Sep 5, 2021
ReneƩ Rose Belanger
Muddy with some downed trees and very very slippery rocks.
Mar 22, 2020
JulieAnn Dean-Power
Nov 22, 2019
Adam L

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