Swimming, jumping, or diving are NOT recommended here AT ALL and is not permitted. There are numerous openings, crevices, and ledges under the water where many people have been killed. Water pressure and current pull people under where they become trapped and they drown. Bodies have gone undiscovered and unrecovered for days.
Please do not climb on the falls.
Access to the Poesten Kill Gorge is restricted at this time… please do not trespass.
Waterfall Name: Mount Ida Falls
Alternative Name(s): Poestenkill High Falls, Wire Mill Falls
Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 175′ Total
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified
Waterway: Poesten Kill
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Lat/Long: 42.72129, -73.67805
Altitude (Appx Meters): 29.6
NYS Tourism Region: Capital-Saratoga
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: 42.720122, -73.680448
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: 42.720122, -73.680448
Trail Notes: Roadside view
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.
Source 2: Edward M. Smathers (www.DigTheFalls.com)
Source 3: Steve Young
Source 4: Russell Dunn
For more information on New York State waterfalls, please visit our New York waterfall map.
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