OK Slip Falls, Adirondack Hike

We were on our way from camping at Dippikill to go white water rafting up in Indian Lake. During the drive I noticed the trailhead for OK Slip Falls [Route 28 and intersection of Beaver Meadow Brook Rd, Indian Falls NY] and mentioned that I wanted to hike it on our way back. So hours later we dragged our tired bodies out of the car to the trailhead and noticed this was going to be a little more than just a stroll in the park. The hike is 3.2 one way, but a very easy walk in the woods. So we committed to the 6+ mile hike and hustled because it was well into the afternoon. Parking is a quarter of a mile away from the trailhead, up and on the other side of the road.

ok_slip_fallsBe careful crossing. Follow the gently rolling wooded path for half a mile until you see the junction with the blue trail and hang right on it.

ok_slip_falls_trailThe trail is very well marked and obvious. In late June it was hot and there was a myriad of fiery wildlife along the way.

OK_slip_falls_adirondacksThere aren’t too many spectacular views, but I found pleasure in the little things.

ok_slip_falls_indian_lakeContinue through the forest for another mile and a half until you hit a dirt road. Walk down to the left and quickly you will notice the trail on your right back into the woods. You’re almost to the falls! Cross a bridge, start loosing a bit of elevation, and there you have it! The falls in all their glory, dropping over 200 feet into the gorge.

ok_slip_falls_1You can continue on to hike to the top of the falls, and down to the Hudson River, but we were finished for the day. Wear some excellent bug spray if you don’t want to get chewed on and enjoy a nice, long, relaxing walk through the Adirondacks.

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