Napanoch Falls, Ulster County, New York

A beautiful and unexpected location for multiple waterfalls!

Aka: The Rapids

Parking and Trailhead: #1 41.74208, -74.38047
Parking: #2 41.74164, -74.37697
Parking and Trailhead: #3 41.74242, -74.37797
Stream/River/Watershed: Roundout Creek
Height of Falls/Type: >15 ft, Cascade Flume (Multiple other large and small drops along this section of creek)
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Roadside/short hike

Comments/Notes: located near the Old D & M Furniture Warehouse – Downstream from Honk Falls (41.74821, -74.38222)

Utilizing google imagery, this location is riddled with drops, cascades, and flumes. Parking for the Napanoch Falls was on the corner of Hwy 55 and Clinton Street and Water Street (#2 41.74164, -74.37697).

We found a view of falls further upstream (#1 41.74208, -74.38047) on Old Lackawack Road. There is another set of falls below Napanoch Fall (41.73956, -74.37735), located down from the corner of Irish Cape Road and Old Lackawack Road. Further upstream, and above these two locations, are what appears to be 2 more sets of Falls. We plan to revisit the area sometime in the spring since there seem to be many drops on the creek worth taking note of!

Directions: From I-87 S in New Paltz, Take exit 18 to the right onto Rt-299 towards New Paltz/Poughkeepsie and drive for .8 miles. Take the Rt-299 W ramp to the left towards New Paltz for 260 ft. Turn left onto Main Street and drive for 2.5 miles. Keep right onto New Paltz-Minnewaska Road and drive for 4.8 miles. Turn right onto US 44 and drive for 10.4 miles. Turn left onto US 209 and drive for 4.4 miles. Turn right onto Highway 55 and drive for .3 miles.

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