Kaaterskill Wild Forest

Kaaterskill Wild Forest

View of Kaaterskill Clove from Poet's Ledge - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View of Kaaterskill Clove from Poet's Ledge - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar
42.189749, -74.07409

The 7,620-acre Kaaterskill Wild Forest, located in the Catskill Forest Preserve is a popular destination for outdoor recreation with an abundance of hiking and other recreational trails, including Kaaterskill Falls.

The terrain within Kaaterskill Wild Forest varies significantly in topography with sprawling mountains, dramatic cliffs, scenic waterfalls, and deep valleys. The area is occupied by deciduous and boreal forest species as well as an abundance of other plants and wildlif

For a compilation of New York State lands in the Catskill Forest Preserve consisting of wild forests and wilderness...

Park Acreage:

7620.00 acres


Haines Falls

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Contact Information

Web Link:

NYS, Department of Environmental Conservation


(518) 357-2161



Dogs in park:

Not available

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Trip Reports

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January 04, 2017
This trail is very slippery and many accidents have occurred, use extreme caution and wear proper footwear. The falls are spectacular and you can refresh undercthem in the warmer months. The upper trails from North-South lake area are much more maintained and give better views.
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