Hike Plotter Kill Preserve

New York Plotter Kill Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

Beautiful waterfalls and several smaller cascades await you on this small local hike.

There are a few entries into the preserve' however, this hike has you entering off of Mariaville Road. There is a kiosk here and you will enter on the Red trail. Shortly after you can go out and back on the Blue trail to view the Upper and Lower Falls from lookouts above.

Once back to the Red trail you will descend some stairs and pass the creek over a bridge. This will take you by the Upper and Lower falls. The trail then goes down a switchback taking you to the top of the falls on the Rynex creek. You can then return back the way you came via the Red Trail or continue onto the north Red Trail, making a loop.

You can make this hike as long as you want as there are several trails running through out the preserve but the falls are the most scenic. The Upper falls are 60 feet and the most impressive.

I have to urge use extreme caution at the Upper Falls, it is obviously very slippery and people have fallen, so be smart.

Pack List

  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



5.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

820 Feet



Dog Friendly

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6 months ago

Beautiful Waterfalls

So many great spots to hang out by the water. Only downfall was the loop back was confusing to follow.

6 months ago

Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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