Vernooy Kill Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 536' 163 m
Descent: -77' -24 m
High: 1,809' 552 m
Low: 1,274' 388 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A quick trail to waterfalls.”— Raymond Tang
The trail is marked with blue blazes, snowmobile markers, and the occasional aqua blazes of the Long Path. Hike 1.8 miles on this trail until you are at the bridge at the base of the falls. The falls are more of a set of rapids and cataracts than one continuous drop of water.
Hike upstream on either side to take in all the beauty of the various "steps" to the falls. There is no formal trail, but you'll have no trouble finding your way. Near the bridge are the ruins of a mill built by the Vernooy family who first owned the land. Standing on the rocks in the middle of the stream offers a great view of the bridge and many of the different steps to the falls. It also offers a good opportunity to fall in, so be careful. After exploring, return to your car the same way you came.