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
- Hiking shoes
- Picnic lunch or snacks
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