Plotter Kill Nature Preserve has over a dozen waterfalls to visit!

The Plotter Kill Nature Preserve is home to over a dozen very small to large waterfalls. Upper (60′) and Lower (40′) Plotter Kill Falls and Rynex Falls are the largest on the preserve and are the first waterfalls you will see on the main trail.

Hiking on the preserve can be easy if the right trails are followed. Keep an eye on trail markers, though, because some of the trails can be quite steep and very slippery.

Each waterfall can be accessed from the top or bottom by well worn paths, but caution should be taken, since rock and slate becomes dangerously slippery when wet. The banks of the creek contain slate, shale and loose dirt as well, so staying on the trails is highly suggested for this location.

Waterfall Name: Plotter Kill Falls
Alternative Name(s): n/a
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 60′
Crest: Varies
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Plotterkill
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Plotter Kill Nature Preserve
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 42.8283629, -74.0505579
Altitude (Appx Meters): 230.9

Town: Rotterdam, Town of
County: Schenectady
NYS Tourism Region: Capital-Saratoga
NYS Tourism:
NYDEC Region: Capital Region/Northern Catskills
NYDEC Contact:

Parking: TBD, TBD
Parking Notes: Coplon Road Parking and Trail Head, n42.82964861 w74.03676561, Lower Gorge Parking and Trail head, n42.84634228 w74.02932851, Main Parking and Trail Head, n42.82515591 w74.05183482
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: Trail Head, Upper Gorge n42.82568563 w74.05153637 Trail Marker, Lower Gorge n42.84155457 w74.02068073 – 20 min – 2 hours (Plotter Kill Preserve)
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.

Originator: Russell Dunn
Source 2: Edward M. Smathers (
Source 3: Steve Young
Source 4:

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