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Shindagin Hollow State Forest – Sindagin Hollow Falls – Brooktondale

On top of a 350 Million-year-old plateau…

Parking and Trailhead: 42.32281, -76.33282
Stream/River/Watershed: Barkaboom Stream
Height of Falls/Type: Multiple falls and cascade totaling well over 100′
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Moderate hike
Special Thanks To: Julie and Bella!

Starting your journey on the White Blazed Finger Lakes Trail (Check this map out), which is on the east side of the road near the parking area. You will start off following the road, but will then further follow the trail into the woods and eventually to the waterfalls.

From Show Me Your Falls (Julie): Stay on the trail until you near the campsites. The waterfall adventure starts there. It’s super steep and not overly safe to see the first 2 waterfalls. This is fine for experienced hikers, but not great for… (the inexperienced or foolhardy*). There is one more waterfall if you pass lean-to, but it requires walking in water. It’s small but very pretty. Unfortunately, it started to pour (so we had to turn around).

*an amazing reference to hoodlums was made here, but we didn’t want to single out any one group of inexperienced hikers 😉

Please see the slideshow below for the waterfalls found on this adventure.

Thanks so much to Julie for sharing her photos and some helpful insight to the area, as well!!

Waterfalls we have GPS locations for (no official names, yet):
42.327864, -76.328831 – elevation= 427.0 name = Waterfall #3
42.327844, -76.329039 – elevation= 429.0 name = Waterfall #2
42.327678, -76.329559 – elevation= 430.0 name = Waterfall above Main Waterfall
42.326851, -76.329564 – elevation= 418.0 name = Main Waterfall

More Information:
NYSDEC – Shindagin Hollow State Forest covers 5,266 acres. Its large size and good access from public roads make this a great forest to enjoy activities such as: mountain biking, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, bird watching, nature viewing, and primitive camping.

For more information on New York State waterfalls, please visit our New York waterfall map.

Closest Geolocated Address: 1-29 Gulf Creek Rd, Brooktondale, NY 14817, USA
Location Lat/Long: 42.327866

Shindagin Hollow State Forest – Sindagin Hollow Falls – Brooktondale

1-29 Gulf Creek Rd, Brooktondale, NY 14817, USA

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