Short Walk to Buttermilk Falls
New York › Buttermilk Falls Trailhead
Added by Tori Shepard
Distance: 0.1 mile roundtrip (less than 5 minutes!)No elevation gainEasily accessible waterfall (40 ft. tall) on the Raquette River, in the AdirondacksBeautiful foamy cascade with picnic tables by the river
This short, wide waterfall makes for an easy, all-seasons excursion into the Adirondack area, particularly beautiful as leaves start to turn in the fall.
From the trailhead, you will already hear the sound of rushing water – simply follow the trailhead from North Point Road to the falls!
Bring a picnic lunch to eat beside the falls. Afterwards, you can explore the paths along the riverbank, or go swimming (please no climbing on/jumping from the falls). There is also a canoe launch above the falls, which can be used for boating in the river.
This is a popular trail, so avoid weekends if you mind the company.
Photo Credit: Jeff Moore
- Hiking shoes
- Picnic lunch or snacks
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