Trail Closures

Due to the recent Halloween storm, which brought damaging winds and floods to much of northern New York, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that some trails, parking areas, and access roads are closed due to damage, wash-outs, or blow-down. Check here for more information on specific closures.

Roaring Brook Falls

  • Route 73
    Keene Valley

Hike Features



Keep the river to the right and you will arrive at the base of Roaring Brook Falls. Slides from 1963 widened this site to the spectacular look it has today.

Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead: Route 73, 3.3 miles South of the High Peaks sign in Keene Valley, and 5.6 miles North of the junction of Rts 9 & 73 in Underwood. 0.3 miles, Easy Trail The trail to the base of the falls is nearly flat. A trail left at a junction a few yards from the register leads to views from the top of the falls in 0.5 miles

Time in hours:

No more than half an hour for any level of fitness.


Proper footwear is a must, and trekking poles help negotiate some tricky parts of the trail.

Find out more

Read our blog post, A stroll to Roaring Brook Falls.