Pratt’s Falls


Pratt’s Falls is a beautiful and extremely tall waterfall located in Pompey, New York. The waterfall has a total height of 137 feet, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in the state of New York. It can be found right along an unnamed brook which flows strongest during spring when the snow melts and also after heavy rainstorms. Considering the water flow is greatest in the spring, the months of March, April, and May are recommended for visitors. That said, Pratt’s Falls is a great spot to visit year-round. The waterfall itself drops in a unique formation consisting of wonderful cascades.

Accessing the waterfall is quick and simple. The waterfall is located in Pratt’s Falls Park which features a well-marked trail system. Visitors can park in the large parking lot and then walk down to the falls. The waterfall trail is about 1/10 of a mile one-way. It’s extremely well-marked and well-maintained. There are a number of flights of stairs to allow visitors to quickly get down to the falls. An observation area gives visitors a great view of the falls without needing to be placed in danger. No visitors are allowed past the fenced observation area. 

The waterfall trail is family-friendly and a great way to get some hiking in. Dogs are also allowed on the trail and throughout Pratt’s Falls Park. That said, there is also a 3.5-mile loop trail that goes around the whole park. This loop trail is a great option for visitors looking to get some more hiking in! 


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 137 Feet
  • Type: Cascade
  • Water source: Unnamed brook
  • Swimming: Not possible to get to the base

Pratt’s Falls Location

  • Park: Pratt’s Falls Park
  • Address: Pratt’s Falls Drive
  • Town: Pompey
  • State: New York
  • GPS: Lat 42.931277 Lng -75.9947552
  • Parking Notes: There is a large parking area located just a few hundred feet to the east of the waterfall. Additional parking can be found along Pratts Falls Drive.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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