Friday, May 18, 2012

Buttermilk Falls County Park

West Nyack
Rockland County,
New York

Hiking Trails:

Buttermilk Falls Trail (blue blaz)
White Trail (don't know the name of this trail

Total Time:
1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.3 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for a short but scenic hike
Points Of Interest: Small waterfall, easy-to-hike view

Google Maps of Parking:

View 2012 Hiking in a larger map

Buttermilk Falls provides for a scenic, short hike with a nice small waterfall and view. This is a very good hike for kids. The waterfall is not dramatic and is seasonal, meaning in the dry summer months it is really unimpressive. However, in wet seasons it provides a cute waterfall. We had recently received lots of rain so the waterfall was nice. Another nice thing about this trail is that you can do a complete loop.

We started at the parking lot on Greenbush Road, and hiked up the trail to the waterfall. Continued past the waterfall to the viewpoint, which faces west viewing much of Rockland County with the Ramapo Mountains in the distance. From the continued down until the White Trail, which we took back to the car.

Map of the route

Me on tree above waterfalls

Buttermilk Falls

View from the top, facing southwest.
The tall building in the center is Blue Hill Plaza.

Facing South towards Route 303.

Another view from the top


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