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Sam's Point Preserve - Ice Caves, Verkeerder Kill Falls, High Point - 8/14/14

Explore an ice cave, a waterfall, and enjoy spectacular views of the Shawangunks region and the Catskill mountains.

Seasonal Notes: The ice caves fill with ice and are closed until passable in spring or summer – but by late summer won’t have much or any ice in them. The falls can dwindle to a trickle in the summer.

With dwarf pines and ridge hiking there is significant sun exposure so prepare accordingly (plenty of water, sunscreen, hat) or chose a cooler time of the year.

Trail surface: Moderately rocky, minor scrambling on the High Point Trail.

  • This route: 11.3 – Sam’s Point, Ice Caves, Verkeerder Kill Falls, High Point
  • Shorter: 7.1 – Sam’s Point, Ice Caves, Verkeerder Kill Falls [noted in description]
  • Short: 3.8 miles – Sam’s Point & Ice Caves [noted in description]

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