May

18Sat

Vernooy Kill Falls ~ 3.6 miles

Cindy Denise @cindydenise

Vernooy Falls Trailhead - Kerhonkson, NY
Upper Cherrytown Rd

Sat, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Vernooy Kill Falls, located in Ulster County, is in the Sundown Wild Forest portion of the Catskill Park Preserve, and is also a popular swimming hole. The state DEC website describes it as "a series of picturesque little waterfalls with pools, dropping about 30 feet in 4 stages. A foot bridge crosses the base of the falls for a nice view. Nearby is a tall stonewall, a remnant of the Vernooy Mill which 200 years ago was a major crossroads where farmers near and far brought their grain for milling." The trail is 3.6 miles, round trip. It is a steady climb up a very wet trail. I mean wet, so make sure you have waterproof shoes. This trail meanders through some of the prettiest forest around and ends at a picturesque set of falls. Getting there: Take state Route 209 to Krumville rd. (Cty. Rt. 2) Samsonville road Cty. Rt. 2) to Sundown Road to Upper Cherrytown Road. There is a parking lot on the left. You will see a large mailbox on the right across from the parking lot that has a sign reading "state forest access" What to wear - hiking boots, non cotton clothing, bathing suit if up for a VERY cold dip. Sneakers are ok if you don't mind them getting dirty. What to bring - plenty of water to drink, bug repellant, snacks or light lunch. Light jacket, poles (optional). Dogs on leashes are welcome a long as they are friendly with everyone furry or not. Please message me here with any questions. See you on the trail. Cindy