Normally, most people only end up visiting Raymondskill Falls, clearly the largest of the falls. Upstream of Raymondskill Falls are three other waterfalls that you should check out too, simply because they’re so nearby.
Out of all of the waterfalls on or near Raymondskill Creek, the second upper falls is the least exciting of the bunch. The reason is that it is the hardest to view. I couldn’t figure out any good way to actually view the falls head-on. If you could, the waterfall would probably be very nice to see. You’ll end up passing the second falls on the way to the third falls which is more easily viewed. (Here’s more information about the first Upper Falls.)
- From I-84, take exit 46 to Milford.
- Go east on US-6 for a little more than 2 miles.
- Go south onto US-209 for 2.5 miles.
- Turn right onto Raymondskill Road. Go 0.3 miles to the parking lots. There are two different parking areas, one with a visitor’s center. Both trails lead to Raymondskill Falls.
- From the uppermost viewpoint of Raymondskill Falls, you’ll see a slope that will lead you upstream. The slope is the most difficult part of the journey, as it is rather slippery.
- As you head upstream, follow the river as closely as possible. Be careful, though, as there are some steeper drops.
- After a quarter mile or so, you’ll come on the the group of three falls.
Accessibility: 6/10 (moderate)
Length of Hike: 1 mile round-trip
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