Although we didn't go where we had originally intended to go, our short family vacation had it's moments. I think we all agreed that our hike up Kaaterskill falls was pretty spectacular. The falls is right off the road and there's a half mile hike to the first bowl. It's really something to see and while the trail is well maintained, it's still a bit of a climb. Once j could see the top of the falls, he insisted we go all the way up. Both J and I were a little skeptical at first but J would go ahead and scout out the best way up and report back to us. There is no trail to the top of the falls so you're really on your own. A lot of grabbing onto roots and rock edges to help pull you up.