John Boyd Thacher State Park Indian Ladder Trail

Voorheesville, New York

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Limestone cliffs, spectacular valley views, hanging gardens, jagged rock formations, and coves behind waterfalls: this is the must- see trail in the Capital region. Towering limestone walls, waterfalls originating above and below the trail, and overhangs that allow us to stand behind tumbling waters are just a few of the delights this trail produces. Remember to look behind you to catch the hanging gardens that spring forth when water seeps through porous rock walls, and to peer deep into holes in the rock to glimpse the origins of trickling streams. You can walk the Indian Ladder Trail to its end, turn around, and walk back on the same trail or climb the 110 steps at the far end and return on the level trail at the rim of the cliff. The rim trail delivers panoramic valley views and provides an easy return route if you’ve had enough of stairs, rocks, and ledges.
Hiking through History New York

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Hiking through History New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Limestone cliffs, spectacular valley views, hanging gardens, jagged rock formations, and coves behind waterfalls: this is the must- see trail in the Capital region. Towering limestone walls, waterfalls originating above and below the trail, and overhangs that allow us to stand behind tumbling waters are just a few of the delights this trail produces. Remember to look behind you to catch the hanging gardens that spring forth when water seeps through porous rock walls, and to peer deep into holes in the rock to glimpse the origins of trickling streams.

You can walk the Indian Ladder Trail to its end, turn around, and walk back on the same trail or climb the 110 steps at the far end and return on the level trail at the rim of the cliff. The rim trail delivers panoramic valley views and provides an easy return route if you’ve had enough of stairs, rocks, and ledges.

© 2016 Randi Minetor /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Voorheesville
Distance: 1.6
Elevation Gain: 317 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: John Boyd Thacher State Park, 1 Hailes Cave Rd., Voorheesville 12186; (518) 872-9133; parks.ny.gov/parks/128/details.aspx
Local Maps: Available online at parks.ny.gov/parks/128/maps.aspx
Driving Directions: Directions to John Boyd Thacher State Park: Indian Ladder Trail

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