Mine Kill State Park Falls

Middleburgh, New York

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Three falls chase one another down the walls of a narrow gorge in the northern foothills of Catskill Park. With so much of Mine Kill State Park focused on views of its neighbor, the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant, it can be easy to miss the park’s gorgeous waterfalls just a quarter mile down the road. This hike begins with a short walk to a man-made staircase, where several different levels offer you stunning views of Upper Minekill Falls—a natural waterfall harnessed for its power many years ago. You can see the cement structures left over from the dam at the top of the falls, but these remnants don’t detract from the impressive power of the falling cascade you see here.
Hiking Waterfalls in New York

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Hiking Waterfalls in New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Three falls chase one another down the walls of a narrow gorge in the northern foothills of Catskill Park. With so much of Mine Kill State Park focused on views of its neighbor, the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant, it can be easy to miss the park’s gorgeous waterfalls just a quarter mile down the road.

This hike begins with a short walk to a man-made staircase, where several different levels offer you stunning views of Upper Minekill Falls—a natural waterfall harnessed for its power many years ago. You can see the cement structures left over from the dam at the top of the falls, but these remnants don’t detract from the impressive power of the falling cascade you see here.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Middleburgh
Distance: 0.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 40 minutes
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mine Kill State Park, 161 Mine Kill State Park, North Blenheim 12131; (518) 827-6111; nysparks.com.parks/165/details.aspx
Local Maps: nysparks.com/parks/ attachments/MineKillTrailMap.pdf
Driving Directions: Directions to Mine Kill State Park Falls

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