Bastion Falls; Gatekeeper to Kaaterskill Falls
Bastion Falls is a 70-foot waterfall formed on Spruce Creek, a waterway that rises from North Mountain, that consists of three separate drops.
The falls can be seen at roadside as route 23A makes a sharp, horseshoe turn. Just above this turn on the left, you will find a parking area. Follow the shoulder of the road back down to reach the base of the falls and the trailhead to Kaaterskill Falls.
Placed at the beginning of the trail to Kaaterskill Falls, Bastion has been referred to as the gatekeeper to Kaaterskill Falls.
Waterfall Name: Bastion Falls
Alternative Name(s): Sebastion Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rip Van Winkle Falls
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 71′ Cascade
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Lake Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: Kaaterskill Clove
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: Lake Creek Ravine
Lat/Long: 42.19141, -74.07047
Altitude (Appx Meters): 440.8
Town: Elka Park
NYS Tourism Region: Catskill Mountains
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Capital Region/Northern Catskills
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html
Parking: 42.18985, -74.07411
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Trail head: 42.1912107, -74.0727033
Trail Notes: Roadside View/.2 mile walk along the roadside Roadside
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