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VIDEO: Verkeerderkill Falls + Ice Caves Hike | Sam's Point, Gunks, NY

Length: 7 miles

Time to Hike: 4.5 hours

Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous

Location: Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gunks, NY

Directions to trailhead


Nearby camping

After over 6 years, we finally returned to the always-enchanting Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Gunks of NY! On this 7-mile out-and-back hike, we gawk at 187-foot Verkeerderkill Falls, plunge into cavernous Ice Caves, and saunter through dwarf pitch pine barrens along the expansive Shawangunk Ridge...need I say more?!

As always when exploring the great and wonderful outdoors, please practice Leave No Trace principles, packing out everything you took in, and respecting both the flora/fauna, as well as fellow hikers ;)

For a look back at my original video featuring this same hike (in 2012!), feel free to watch here.

Happy trails!

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