Vernooy Falls: A Short Hike/Bushwhack for a Short Day; Southern Catskills (Moderate)

Date and Time

Saturday, December 4, 2021


Near Kerhonkson, NY,
New York, Catskills,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.


We'll take a 1.7 mile trail hike to Vernooy Falls in the Sundown Wild Forest of the southern Catskills. This is a beautiful waterfalls with multiple cascades. After admiring the falls, we'll bushwhack up the Vernooy Kill to see the many "steps" of the falls flowing through this beautiful, wild country. There are no long, steep ascents, just wilderness and rough footing. Total mileage about 6 to 8 miles. Significant rain cancels. Bring lunch, snacks & at least 2 quarts of water. Also pack rain gear (just in case), microspikes or other traction devices and a headlamp or flashlight. Waterproofed boots are highly recommended. Hiking poles will help on the bushwhack part. Participants must be fully vaccinated against , or have a recent negative test for, the Covid virus, as per AMC policy (below). To register, please contact the leader.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



Driving Directions

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To be given to confirmed participants

Vernooy Falls, Catskills



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey




moderate - 2D6-8


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA after 9 PM)

I've led outings since the late 1970s for a variety of clubs, e.g. Sierra, Catskill 3500, Adirondack Mtn. Club Appalachian Mtn. Club. I presently lead for the latter 2 clubs. My outings have included day hikes, backpacks, snow shoe & x-c ski outings, cabin trips, day paddles & paddling/camping trips by canoe & kayak. These days, I especially like leading overnights, but sometimes lead day hikes.