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 gain
  • Easily accessible waterfall (40 ft. tall) on the Raquette River, in the Adirondacks
  • Beautiful 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

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Picnic lunch or snacks
  • Water
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9 months ago

Love stopping here when hiking in the Central Adirondacks. I have photographed these falls in every season. Just a beautiful spot to have lunch pr day dream.

9 months ago

Added by Tori Shepard

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