Kaaterskill Falls Hike & Oktoberfest




Kaaterskill Falls is a majestic waterfall and beautiful any time of the year.  But in October with the changing of the leaves, it gets even better. 



The hike to the top and back and any sort of exploring takes at most 3 hours.  This hike is very easy and you can either hike to the bottom of the pool or the top of the falls.  Sturdy footwear such as hiking boots is recommended to get to the top of the falls as it is very steep.



Finishing around 1 or 2pm leaves plenty of time left over to indulge in the free OKTOBERFEST festival held at nearby Hunter Mountain, with live bands, food, shopping and Germanic culture.



The Plan:

• Meet at 11am at the Parking Lot on the left (as you go up the road toward Hunter) beyond the trailhead.  Trailhead coordinates are at[masked]° N,[masked]° W

• Hike back down the road to Kaaterskill Falls Trailhead.  Hike up as far as you are comfortable.  Snap some pictures and then come back down.

• Meet back in the parking lot around 2:00pm and drive over to Hunter Mountain.  You can get something to eat there, as I expect you will be hungry after the hike.


Things you need for the hike:

light hiking boots (recommended to get to the top of the falls) or sneakers, a light jacket as temperatures will fall with the elevation gain, sunglasses if needed, water (1 liter at most).


More information about Oktoberfest can be found here:

http://www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/festivals/summer-festivals-oktoberfest.aspx


Pictures from the last time we went to Kaaterskill Falls:

http://www.meetup.com/Beyond-Adventure/photos/10767232/



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  • Deirdre

    A lot of fun! Perfect weather for a hike....

    October 14, 2013

  • Phoebe

    luved it!

    October 14, 2013

  • Jingjing

    Awesome experience with all you guys :)

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing and beautiful area/beautiful day, but after making a 2 hour trip up there, would have liked more of a "hike" than 1/2 mile to the falls and maybe a 1/8 mile to the second ledge.

    October 13, 2013

    • Timothy

      Hey. Yeah I knew it was kinda short which is why we went to the Oktoberfest afterward. Would

      October 13, 2013

    • Timothy

      you be interested in some backpacking or just a longer day hike?

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time and I hope to organize another outing next month and hope everyone can make it - dorothy

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Deirdre

    Kaaterskill Falls is beautiful and Oktoberfest was fun. Thanks, Tim for organizing a great day!

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Hanbo T.

    wonderful experience!amazing people!hope we can do it again!thanks a lot for organizers and Christine. by the way,i have uploaded some pics and hope other also can upload some good pics, especially group pics

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the hike and meeting new friends. Looking forward to the next adventure!

    2 · October 12, 2013

  • Walt

    Great location, stunning views of the falls and awesome people! Thanks Tim and Dee for organizing the trip. Looking forward to the next one!

    2 · October 12, 2013

  • Eloisa

    Awesome hike and Octoberfest! Thanks Tim and Dorothy for organizing.

    2 · October 12, 2013

  • Timothy

    At Oktoberfest We are hanging out on rock walk near the big wooden chair

    October 12, 2013

  • Brendan

    Uugghhhh!!! Went for a short trail run yesterday after work and rolled my ankle! Not horrible, but def swollen & stiffened up over night. So I am a last minute, embarrassing, Cancellation... I was up at Hunter last wkend for their "BMW Color in the Catskills" motorcycle wkend & the Oktoberfest. Great time! AWESOME foliage! Hope u all have a great day!!!

    October 12, 2013

    • Timothy

      I actually hiked Kaaterskill falls trail an hour after I rolled my ankle trail running at North-South last year. But just because I was an idiot doesn't mean you have to be. Hope you feel better!

      October 12, 2013

  • JoAnna

    I have room in my car if anyone needs a ride. Leaving from Woodside, Queens at 8:15am tomorrow.

    October 11, 2013

    • JoAnna

      One more spot left

      1 · October 11, 2013

    • Katie N.

      Hey JoAnna, can you please call or text if you still have a spot?[masked]

      October 11, 2013

  • Christine B.

    Jennifer Mariya ok.

    October 6, 2013

    • Mariya

      Great, thanks Christine! Please let me know where exactly and what time to meet you.

      October 9, 2013

    • Walt

      Hi Christine can you please confirm the meeting point and time for tomorrow. Thanks!

      October 11, 2013

  • JoAnna

    I can drive 2-3 people from Queens on Saturday (meet near the Woodside 7 train stop at 7:30am). Email me at [masked] if you need a ride!

    October 10, 2013

    • JoAnna

      Ok I have Jennifer and her two friends in my car, so I'm full. See you all there!

      October 10, 2013

    • jennifer

      Thanks so much for offering JoAnna! Unfortunately we had made plans already as we didn't think we can get a ride. I hope to meet all of you on the next adventure. Thanks again & have fun all!

      October 10, 2013

  • Walt

    Does anyone have space in their car? I live in Brooklyn if that works otherwise if anyone lives in NJ I can meet around New Brunswick area.

    October 4, 2013

    • Timothy

      Walt, I have an open spot in my car leaving from elmhurst 8:15.

      October 10, 2013

    • Walt

      Sorry my phone's playing up! Thanks Timothy, Christine's giving me a lift as I'll be in NJ

      October 10, 2013

  • Timothy

    Update: Driving Aileen, Wei, Jamie, & Phoebe from Elmhurst 74th St. Roosevelt stop @ 8:15 am

    October 10, 2013

  • Jen

    Is this a dog-friendly trip? And if so, are there any NYC/Queens car spots left?

    October 7, 2013

    • Timothy

      Jen, contact Joanna and ask about the dogs. I know she has dogs.

      October 10, 2013

    • Timothy

      and is bringing her dog!

      October 10, 2013

  • Katie N.

    Does anyone have extra room in their car? Or can I get to the meeting spot by train? I'm really stoked to go, but just moved to the city and am still working out how to get around.

    October 10, 2013

    • JoAnna

      Hey Katie, I have extra room in my car leaving from Queens.

      October 10, 2013

  • Andrew

    too cold to go swimming? I'll be there for the wkd with a 5 other ppl. We're planning to do hike and hunter mtn.

    October 9, 2013

    • Timothy

      I don't know.. I know some people who went skinny dipping in the ocean after a wedding last weekend. They said the water was warm! See you there!

      October 9, 2013

  • Christine B.

    Hello I live in Hoboken NJ. I have a car and space for 3 to 4other people if anyone is interested email me [masked]

    1 · October 5, 2013

    • Walt

      Hi Christine, know quite a few people have been asking but if you have anymore space I'll be in NJ too. Can meet you in Hoboken if that still works. Thanks a lot.

      October 6, 2013

    • Walt

      Got your Christine! :) Thanks again!

      October 7, 2013

  • Hanbo T.

    is there any left spot from NJ, i am willing to give anything in return for a ride! please contact me[masked] or [masked] thanks a lot!

    October 1, 2013

    • Hanbo T.

      could you tell me how can i contact them?thanks

      October 3, 2013

    • Timothy

      Please contact Christine [masked]

      October 5, 2013

  • Timothy

    I am going to be driving up from Elmhurst Queens. I have space for 3 more. Email me for a ride. I will designate a pick up location soon.

    October 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      May I join your car? I am also in elmhurst.

      October 5, 2013

    • Timothy

      Sure

      October 5, 2013

  • Wei

    Ask for a ride from Manhattan or Queens. Please contact me at [masked] or[masked]-5213. Thank you very much.

    September 17, 2013

  • Timothy

    There is also a driver from Westchester, so it worse comes to worse, can NYC folks take a train up?

    September 16, 2013

  • Timothy

    From the feedback it appears we need 5 rides from NYC. And there are 5 empty spots in cars leaving from NJ. Hopefully we can encourage some more drivers from NYC.

    September 16, 2013

  • Jin

    pretty views and nice hiking place!

    September 12, 2013

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