. Kaaterskill Falls. Giant Ledge at Slide Mountain Wilderness: 845-256-3000 Giant Ledge in the Slide Mountain Wilderness, is located in the Town of Shandaken, NY 12480 in Ulster County. Directions: From I-87, get off at Exit 19, Kingston exit, RT 28. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Giant Ledge-Panther Mountain-Fox Hollow Trail Otter Falls is only about a half-mile from the popular Giant Ledge trail parking area, making it an excellent stop after a hot, sweaty hike. Otter Falls Drive time: 2 hours, 45 minutes Approximate GPS coordinates: Lat: 42.0314, Long: -74.4201 Only a half mile from the Catskills’ Giant Ledge trailhead parking area, Otter Falls is the perfect cool-off spot following the 7-mile-roundtrip hike. Whether you’re a family, couple or group, you can make yourself at home in our traditional stone holiday cottages or our modern pine lodges. WELCOME TO OTTER FALLS. Photo Courtesy: Stephanie Feingold. Directions: From I-87, get off at Exit 19, Kingston exit, RT 28. A small parking area was built with the rehabilitation of the valley after the Hurricane. Route 47, Phoenicia. It's just north of the Giant's Ledge Trailhead on Route 47. Distance: 1.6 miles Markers: Yellow and Blue Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 1,000 feet ascent website and more . May 29, 2013 - Swimming Holes In The Hudson Valley at VISITvortex.com OTTER FALLS: Located on state land, a small, but adventurous, side trail leads to the spectacular falls cascading down about 30 feet to a large deep basin measuring about 20 to 30 feet in diameter with a center depth between 6 and 8 feet. Only ½ mile from Giant Ledge Parking Area. Reviving this thread to mention another spot I found. South end of Partition St., Saugerties. Giant Ledge Trail is also just ½ mile down the road from Otter Falls, and very close to Belleayre Beach, both of which are great post-hike incentives to keep kids going! . Vernooy Falls – A 20 to 30-foot staircase falls on the Vernooy Kill just outside of Kerhonkson. When I left home the temperature was still in the mid 60’s but I knew this would rise on the hike. Sundown, lat=42.0314, lon=-74.4201. Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Indian, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Kaaterskill Falls is a jaw-dropping waterfall requiring a hike to reach. Saugerties Village Beach. It includes a two vault toilet, 4 parking pullouts, and eventually 14 picnic tables. This new trailhead also solves a problem that began in November 2015 when a series of floods washed out the 1/4 mile spur road to the Taylor trailhead leaving few parking spots for the popular hike to Lipsy Lake and Otter Falls. 10am-6pm. It's a 3-mile roundtrip hike to view them. Playground area, fishing area, and restroom facilities. With recent rains it should be like a giant, cold-water Jacuzzi, say the locals. Sundown, lat=42.0314, lon=-74.4201. Sandy beach with swimming area and dock out in the Esopus Creek. Otter Falls is only about a half-mile from the popular Giant Ledge trail parking area, making it an excellent stop after a hot, sweaty hike. A few weeks ago, a friend and I checked out Otter Falls. Sundown, lat=42.0314, lon=-74.4201 Directions: From I-87, get off at Exit 19, Kingston exit, RT 28. Otter Falls is only about a half-mile from the popular Giant Ledge trail parking area, making it an excellent stop after a hot, sweaty hike. Nestled in the unspoilt Otter Valley and on the edge of the rolling Blackdown Hills, Otter Falls is a little slice of ‘Devon Heaven’ that we’d love to share with you. With recent rains it should be like a giant, cold-water Jacuzzi, say the locals. Fees. Panther Mountain itself has limited views but to get there from Route 47 the trail passes over Giant ledge which was a great view of Panther Mountain, the entire Burroughs Range and the valleys below. Otter Falls. 30 ft. falls with a large pool below. Otter Falls is only about a half-mile from the popular Giant Ledge trail parking area, making it an excellent stop after a hot, sweaty hike. Dogs are also able to use this trail.