Explore a hidden gem at High Falls Conservation Area
The Village of Philmont in Columbia County holds a hidden gem in the High Falls Conservation Area.
One might never suspect there would be a 150-foot waterfall in this small village however, there is plus a second about half that height.
The 47-acre High Falls Conservation Area is maintained by the Columbia Land Trust who work to preserve natural areas.
With two miles of trails that led to both the base of the falls as well as a higher vantage point from an overlook, you can explore areas along the Agawamuck Creek where you’ll find two other waterfalls, Agawamuck Falls and a waterfall forming from an old dam.
This waterfall can be found in Russell Dunn’s Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide.
Alternative Name(s): n/a
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Agawamuck Creek
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: High Falls Conservation Area
Lat/Long: 42.24597, -73.64979
Altitude (Appx Meters): 119.8
NYS Tourism Region: Hudson Valley
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: 42.24734, -73.65865
Parking Notes: http://clctrust.org/discover/public-conservation-areas/discover-our-places-high-falls/
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: 1.5 mile loop
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.
Originator: Russell Dunn
Source 2: Steve Young
Source 3: www.bobbieswaterfalls.net
Source 4: Eastern Ny All Outdoors Atlas N Field Guide