Adventure Report: Sam’s Point and Verkeerder Kills Falls in Cragsmoor, NY


New York has some fascinating trails to travel. Today, I went with a friend to check out Verkeerder Kills Falls in Cragsmoor, NY. Being only 30 minutes away, it made a nice destination for a day-hike. In addition to the Verkeerder Kills Falls, we also went to Sam’s Point lookout, which was a 10 minute detour from the hiking trail.

 We arrived around 10:30AM and got hiking. We equipped crampons to get better grips on the snow/ice.

The trail I walked on

The trail had some great scenery before reaching the highest points

 

One of the outlooks on the path to Sam's Point and Verkeerder Kills Falls

One of the outlooks on the path to Sam’s Point and Verkeerder Kills Falls

 

A closer view from the edge

A closer view from the edge

 

Another view

Another view

At one point we took a small detour to see the Sam’s Point lookout. The view was gorgeous, especially with clear skies.

Sam's Point

Sam’s Point

 

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Another view on the path towards Verkeerder Kills Falls

 

The path to Verkeerder Kills Falls

The path to Verkeerder Kills Falls

 

Another view of the path

Another view of the path

 

Snow peppered bushes

Snow peppered bushes

 

Untouched trail

Untouched trail

 

Another gorgeous view

Another gorgeous view

 

We eventually approached woods and a small stream

We eventually approached woods and a small stream

 

The stream led to what could only be the Verkeerder Falls

The stream led to what could only be the Verkeerder Kills Falls

 

We had to backtrack a bit before getting to the view of the falls

We had to backtrack a bit before getting to the view of the falls

 

The view of the Verkeerder Kills Falls from the other side of the cliff

The view of the Verkeerder Kills Falls from the other side of the cliff

 

Closeup of the falls

Closeup of the falls

 

Some amazing icicle formations

Some amazing icicle formations