High Falls


High Falls in Hudson, New York is one of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in the state. With a drop of 150 feet, High Falls is by far the tallest waterfall in Columbia Country and it ranks as the eighth tallest waterfall in New York state. The waterfall is located within the well-maintained High Falls Conservation Area on Roxbury Rd. It can be found along Agawamuck Creek which flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and after heavy rainstorms. Although it is best to explore the waterfall in the spring to see the most water flowing, High Falls is truly a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique horsetail formation.

There are three different trails in the conservation area. The blue trail brings hikers to the base while the green trail and red trail bring hikers to a waterfall overlook. To see all that High Falls Conservation Area has to offer, try the 1.5-mile loop trail. The trail is rated as kid-friendly as it is extremely well-marked, well-maintained, and gains very little elevation. 

Many visitors also explore Bash Bish Falls considering it is less than a half-hour away. If you’re looking for more great spots in New York to explore, be sure to check out goxplr.com/map/new-york


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 150 feet
  • Type: Horsetail
  • Water source: Agawamuck Creek
  • Swimming: Prohibited and/or not possible

High Falls Location

  • Park: High Falls Conservation Area
  • Address: 540 Roxbury Rd
  • Town: Hudson
  • State: New York
  • GPS: Lat 42.24607 Lng -73.64993
  • Parking Notes: There is a good-sized dirt parking area for the waterfall located just off Roxbury Road. The lot can hold a few dozen cars and parking is free.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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