Upper Vernooy Kill Falls Trail

New Paltz, New York

Upper Vernooy Kill Falls Trail

Upper Vernooy Kill Falls Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Meander through deep woods to this wedding- cake falls on the outskirts of Catskill Park. Pick a warm spring day and walk this fairly easy trail to a many- faceted waterfall that probably receives far less than its fair share of visitors. The rocky path through the lush Sundown Wild Forest, a preserve tended by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, seems not as well- worn as many others we hiked for this book—perhaps because the path begins in a wilderness area far behind a sparse housing development.

You need to pay attention while you’re driving here, as lots of side roads and surface changes can confuse you and send you off in the wrong direction. Give it a try, however, because this waterfall and the surrounding preserve are well worth the trouble."

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Randi Minetor
"This wedding cake falls flows in the deep woods on the outskirts of Catskill Park."

Trail Information

New Paltz
Nearby City
2.0 miles
348 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Spring and fall
Snowmobiling, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
NYSDEC Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561; (845) 256-3064;
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): Napanoch, NY; NatGeo Trails Illustrated Map #750: Shawangunk Mountains; trail map available online at
Local Maps

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