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Vernooy Falls

Postby L_G_D » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:31 am

A nice staircase type falls on the Vernooy Kill, just outside the town of Kerhonkson in Ulster County. Not very high, maybe 20 or 30 feet counting all the steps. It's a 3 mile hike round trip to see them, so it's worth it if you're in the area. We did these the same day we did Stony Kill Falls, which is just down the road, and over the ridge is Minnewaska State Park, which has a bunch of waterfalls. So, on a day trip, there's a lot to see in a fairly small area. We were there on a bright early spring day, clear blue sky and lots of sun for lots of contrast

This is a shot from the bottom of the three main steps

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Another angle

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This is a shot of the upper two steps from the top of the second step.

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There are the remains of a old mill or some type of building there as well, though its been a while so I don't remember exactly what it was.
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Re: Vernooy Falls

Postby hobkyl » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:14 am

Great pics! :up: Yes, I cant wait to get down to MSP...there is tons to see and do in that area.
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Re: Vernooy Falls

Postby idlehands » Sat May 26, 2012 4:24 pm

In case anyone was wondering I believe you park at a lot located at 576 upper cherry town road in kerhonkson to fin these falls. i tried going today but it was super hot and buggy and kiddo was fascinated with running back and forth on one of the first bridges on the trail. We gave up. I wouldn't mind mtn biking on the trail to it either . Looks to start like double track but turns to ,ore technical single.
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Re: Vernooy Falls

Postby L_G_D » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:53 am

I remember it being mostly downhill to the falls, on an average woodland trail, I don't know how it would be on a mountain bike, or if that trail is even designated for mountain bikes.
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Re: Vernooy Falls

Postby Des219 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:21 pm

I didn't even know these were there. Stoney Kill is an interesting place that can be quick so it would be easy to see both in a single trip. Thanks for sharing .
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