Plattekill Falls is a quick, half-mile hike in Platte Clove Preserve.

Just outside of Elka Park, New York, Plattekill Falls is accessible from Albany and New York City alike. This is a great hike for families and all skill levels. The falls are spectacular year-round, but the best time to visit is in the spring. 

From the trailhead, walk left past the red house until you come to an intersection with an informational sign on the geology of the Clove. After reading the informational sign, take a right turn and the trail will lead you to Plattekill Falls. 

Pack List

  • Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Snack
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 0.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 137 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

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