Hike Christman Sanctuary

Christman Santuary Trailhead

Distance

2 Miles

Activities

Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

A gentle scenic walk with its 30-foot waterfall and several lesser cascades along the Bozenkill.

Starting from the parking lot you follow the Blue trail. Once you come to a fork you can choose which way you would like to start. I always bear right, which will bring you along the Bozenkill. Here you can take a quick trip along the yellow trail to the lean-to and base of the 30-foot waterfall. Also a well known swimming spot.

After relaxing a bit continue back to the Blue trail and follow it along the Bozenkill until you come to a stream crossing. Here you will cross and pick up the Orange trail.

Once on the Orange trail I always head right. Shortly this will bring you to the top of the waterfall you enjoyed earlier. Continue on the Orange trail until it returns you back to the stream crossing.

Now back on the Blue trail head right and enjoy some smaller cascades. Follow the Blue trail back to the original junction to return to your vehicle.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Overall rating: 

Pretty But Busy

I love Christman’s. I grew up in Duanesburg and this was a family favorite for warm summer day hikes. In the past few years, however, there has been so much more graffiti and trash, people don’t stay on trail, and often people leave food scraps after they leave. With that said, it is still a beautiful place for a short day hike. The waterfall and natural pool are beautiful, and the hills offer a nice challenge. I always bring a bag to collect trash. It’s a great way to teach others the importance of LNT and respect for the environment!

Great, Short Hike

Really nice trail with beautiful views of several waterfalls, including one large one. This is perfect for short hikes and picnics.

Beautiful Scenery

Lovely short stroll through the woods to a set of waterfalls.

Distance

2 Miles

Activities

Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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