This one is amazing. Bring your sled (just kidding!).

Bear Slide Falls is a little know 50′ slide type waterfall that can be found off a limited maintenance road (River Rd.), which follows the banks of the Hudson River. You can read more in-depth about this waterfall in Russell Dunn’s Adirondack Waterfall Guide.

The road to the trailhead may not be accessible during the winter, so we would suggest planning a trip during summer or packing your winter gear for a much longer hike in. The trail to this waterfall is not well groomed and can be very muddy in spots, but not overly lengthy either.

In order to visit you will want to travel a little over a mile up River Rd. to the Hudson River Recreational Area for a good parking area. The trail head is less than a quarter mile from the parking area further up River Rd. You will pass over Buttermilk Brook, wich will be your landmark for the trail located on your left. From there it is a short walk in to this cascade.


Waterfall Name: Bear Slide Falls
Alternative Name(s): Buttermilk Falls
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 100′ cascade
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Unnamed Stream
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Lake George Wild Forest
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 43.40187, -73.87415
Altitude (Appx Meters): 212.3

Town: Warrensburg, Town of
County: Warren
NYS Tourism Region: Adirondack Mountains
NYS Tourism:
NYDEC Region: Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain
NYDEC Contact:

Parking: 43.40228, -73.87353
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: .5 mile
We are in the process of collecting trails via, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.

Source 2: Edward M. Smathers (
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