Falling Waters Preserve was the perfect hike for us when we were in the Saugerties area in July.
It is not especially difficult. There is a variety of views at the 149 acre preserve. There are views of meadows and of the Hudson River to be seen from the loop path, there are two waterfalls, albeit not very full when we visited in July. One of the waterfalls is just a short out and back hike from the entrance of the Preserve. The bench made of tree branches is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the view.
The second waterfall is much larger and is at the end of the upland trail (red trail).The Upland Trail offers views of the meadows and the animals that live there (such as deer and turkeys). When we got to the larger waterfall at the end of that trail we enjoyed sitting by the overlook as well as going down to the bank of the water.
We continued on to the Riverside Trail (white trail) which makes the hike a large loop instead of turning back. We enjoyed magnificent views of the Hudson River as we made our way back to the parking lot.
Posted: September 29, 2022
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Saugerties, NY 12477
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 2 hours
Lakewood: 2 hours, 50 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour, 20 minutes