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We went during a dry day but rainy week. The hike is short but steep and slippery. You definitely... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Andrea E
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Difficult but rewarding

Short but almost treacherous hike to see the falls. Had to scramble a couple of times across bare... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Syracuse, New York
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3800 Appletree Point Rd., Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a quest for waterfalls of which there are many along the eastern NY Finger Lakes, I walked a bit of the trail but found it narrow and perhaps a little bit dangerous especially on a wet day with lots of leaves on the trail....More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The rest of my family hiked all the way behind the falls and around to the swimming hole. I did not feel comfortable on the slippery sloped trail so stayed behind, but I was able to view the beautiful waterfall from my safe spot. After...More

Thank kiawahfox
Reviewed 21 August 2018

went after a rainfall. very slippery and big slopes. slid down the hill to edge of cliff by falls and was half way off. somehow regained my footing and made it out covered with dirt head to toe. Had a cut forehead bruised ribs, and...More

3  Thank Brian I
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We went during a dry day but rainy week. The hike is short but steep and slippery. You definitely want to go slow once you get close to the waterfall. My aunt, who had knee replacement surgery two years ago, managed to climb to the...More

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Short but almost treacherous hike to see the falls. Had to scramble a couple of times across bare, sloping trails. The hike to the Bahar Nature Preserve was less challenging & more relaxing. The falls are beautiful though. We passed 4 young women with their...More

2  Thank BobDougherty
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It was completely empty when we went, not sure if it’s because it was very hot out, but it led to an awesome secluded hike!! Falls were very cool and different then our usual hikes.

3  Thank Jaclyn K
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Five stars for the falls. Two stars for the trail. We had never been here before and did not know our way around. What we did has head to the left on the trail from the little parking lot next to the trailhead. A sign...More

2  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This falls is really in the Niles, NY area. GPS will take you to it but there is NO PARKING on the road. Go to the end of the curve and park at the junction. Walk back. Then a VERY STEEP trail down to the...More

Thank skip15000
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Easy walk from the roadside down a relatively steep short path to the base of the falls. Spectacular in the spring when the water is high. Cool and refreshing in summer weather. But a longer walk is available along the top of the gully, down...More

1  Thank ET_Bville
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The path is rough, but signs will warn you of that, but if you are looking for a serene place to enjoy nature, this is a great one. I wouldn't recommend it for children as the cliffs are steep and caution is needed. We enjoyed...More

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Sue C
10 October 2018|
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Response from BobDougherty | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of pulloffs where you can park along the road. I don't think it's at all accessible without walking/climbing down. You can only see it from the bottom, but you can see where the stream goes over the... More