Mount Ida Falls has several names, depending on who you talk to.
In Poestenkill Gorge Park is located one of Troy’s best-kept secrets; Poestenkill Falls. Referred to as Poestenkill falls, Mt. Ida Falls, Wire Mill Falls and Poestenkill High Falls you will find it hard not to call them incredible.
Totalling of over 175′ from top to bottom, you will only be able to see the bottom most portion from publicly accessible land. The upper portion of these falls is viewable almost completely from a private residence up the hill from the park’s parking area on Linden Ave. There are some other areas to view the waterfalls from the top of the Gorge off of Rt. 2, uphill from the Cookie Factory.
While the waterfall is not widely known, the neighboring RPI students find it a good place to venture to throughout the year. Most of the rescues from the gorge walls involve these students and other individuals who are unfamiliar with the dangers of natural areas such as these. While very beautiful, it is always important to be conscious of your safety and the safety of those around while visiting these falls.
These waterfalls and many more can be found in Waterfalls of New York State on Amazon.
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Closest Geolocated Address: 518 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180, USA
Location Lat/Long: 42.721352, -73.679031
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