The Best Hiking in Haines Falls

Looking for the best hiking in Haines Falls? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Haines Falls. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Haines Falls

  • Haines Falls, New York

    Hike the Catskill Mountains' Kaaterskill Falls

    4.7
    2.6 mi / 527 ft gain
    Although this is a super short hike, it is definitely a tough one! The quick, steep climb is totally worth it once you reach the 260 foot cascade and pool at the end. Hike along the trail, hugging Spruce Creek all the way to the falls. If you hike in the spring, the creek and the falls will be ra...
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  • Haines Falls, New York

    Kaaterskill Falls Trail

    2.58 mi / 719 ft gain
    Kaaterskill Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Layman's Monument and Kaaterskill Falls

    3.05 mi / 892 ft gain
    Layman's Monument and Kaaterskill Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Haines Falls, New York.
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  • Palenville, New York

    Katterskill Falls from Laurel House Road

    1.65 mi / 351 ft gain
    Katterskill Falls from Laurel House Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Haines Falls, New York.
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  • Palenville, New York

    Layman's Monument Loop Trail

    2.2 mi / 515 ft gain
    Layman's Monument Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Haines Falls, New York.
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  • Palenville, New York

    Hike the Kaaterskill Rail Trail

    2.9 mi / 114 ft gain
    The Kaaterskill Rail Trail begins near North and South Lake, heading toward Haines Falls and Twilight Park NY. The trail is set in a gorgeous forest, and is used for hiking, trail running, and birding trips. The trail provides exceptional views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, forests, and ...
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  • Palenville, New York

    Kaaterskill Rail Trail

    2.99 mi / 141 ft gain
    Kaaterskill Rail Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Haines Falls, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Katterskills High Peak Loop via Snowmobile Trail

    6.65 mi / 1558 ft gain
    Katterskills High Peak Loop via Snowmobile Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Haines Falls, New York

    Kaaterskill Falls, South Mountain, and North Point Loop

    10.48 mi / 1942 ft gain
    Kaaterskill Falls, South Mountain, and North Point Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Haines Falls, New York.
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  • Haines Falls, New York

    Escarpment Trail

    22.06 mi / 4797 ft gain
    Escarpment Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Jewett, New York.
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  • Haines Falls, New York

    Summit North Mountain

    4.5
    6 mi / 855 ft gain
    Have you ever wanted to feel as if you were hiking two different locations at once? If so, then North Mountain is definitely somewhere to check out. Take the birch tree forests around Aspen, CO and pair it with the spruces/pines of the Adirondacks and you'll have this route in the Catskills.Parki...
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  • Haines Falls, New York

    Inspiration Point and Boulder Rock Trail

    4.52 mi / 873 ft gain
    Inspiration Point and Boulder Rock Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tannersville, New York.
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  • Palenville, New York

    Hike the Inspiration Point and Boulder Rock Trail

    4.4 mi / 846 ft gain
    This trail features a lake, waterfall, and many scenic viewpoints of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The Inspiration Point and Boulder Rock Trail is open for use year-round, but is best hiked from April to October. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. We recommend stop...
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  • Palenville, New York

    Hike the North Point and Badman's Cave Loop

    5.6 mi / 990 ft gain
    The North Point and Badman's Cave Trail is perfect for hikers and trail runners who want a gorgeous forest setting. The trail is open for use year-round, but is best travelled from March - October. The North Point and Badman's Cave Trail allows dogs, but they must be kept on leash. This trail is ...
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  • Jewett, New York

    Hike the Colgate Lake Trail

    1.2 mi / 39 ft gain
    This trail is great for families and for all ages and skill levels. Dogs are able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.  Colgate Lake is also a great place for camping or fishing!
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  • Hunter, New York

    Escarpment Loop, Kaaterskill Falls, Bastion Falls, and South Lake Loop

    7.5 mi / 1581 ft gain
    Escarpment Loop, Kaaterskill Falls, Bastion Falls, and South Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Haines Falls, New York.
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