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Old Mill Falls

Old Mill Falls on the Plattekill Creek in Platte Clove in the Catskill Mountains





Information about Old Mill Falls:

Name: Old Mill Falls
County: Greene
Region: Platte Clove / Devil's Kitchen
Location: Plattekill Creek
Order within ravine: 1th of 18 waterfalls (1=highest elevation)
Order within waterfall: 1 of 1 (1=highest elevation)
Total Height: 16' (GPS inf 2010)
Top Elevation: 1,819
Bottom Elevation: 1,803
Type of Waterfall: plunge
Number of Drops: 1
GPS location: N42 07.978, W74 05.157
WGS84 location: 42.132967, -74.08595
Deg, Min, Sec location: N42 07 58, W74 05 09
UTM location: 18N 575542, 4664944
Named: 1800's
Previous or Alternate Names: none known
Description: Old Mill Falls. In the 1800's there was an old mill just below this waterfall and just above Plattekill Falls
Hiking Distance: 100' from Platte Clove Road (by the Little Red House).
Elevation Loss: 25' from Rt 16 (Platte Clove Road) Parking lot on side of road.
Map No: VO: N/A - TC: Map #141 - NG: N/A - USGS: Kaaterskill Quad
Digital Mapper: Topo Terrain Satellite
Access Methods: Hike



Maps

map of Platte Clove




Directions to Trail Head from New York State Thruway (Easist, not the shortest):

  • GPS Coordinates to Parking Lot on Rt 16: N42 07.997 W74 05.151 (WGS84: 42.133283, -74.08585) - Elevation is approximately 1,846 feet
  • Take New York State Thruway to Exit 21 (Catskill).
  • Take a left out of the NYS Thruway entrance road.
  • Go approximately 3/4 mile
  • Take a right onto Route 23 West
  • Go approximately 6.6 miles to Cairo, NY
  • Take a LEFT onto Rt 32. McDonalds Rest. on corner.
  • Go approximately 7.7 miles on Rt 32
  • Take a RIGHT onto Rt 23A
  • Go approximately 9.0 miles on Rt 23A .
  • Go approximately 5 miles on Rt 16 (Platte Clove Road) .
  • When you come into Tannersville, take LEFT at the red light onto RailRoad Ave (Rt 16), which will turn into Spruce Street, which will turn into Platt Clove Road. Follow this road approximately 7-8 miles
  • The parking lot is on the RIGHT side of the road. You will actually be parking on the side of the road
  • It is approximately 1/4 mile past Josh Road (on right side of the road). N42 07.997 W74 05.151 (WGS84: 42.133283, -74.08585) - Elevation 1,846'
  • If you start to go down the hill to the valley, then you have gone too far. The downhill section of the road is closed in the winter.



  • Comments about this Hike

    Old Mill Falls is located at the very top of Platte Clove. It is the first waterfall of many waterfalls in the Platte Clove. It is located about 100' south of the King Post Bridge that is part of the Old Overlook Mountain Carriage Road. It gets it's name from the old mill that was located just below the base of the waterfalls. The old mill was located very near the top of Plattekill Falls.


    Pictures of Old Mill Falls



    Old Mill Falls in Platte Clove in the catskill mountains
    Old Mill Falls at Moderate Water
    Photo by Catskill Mountaineer




    Old Mill Falls in Platte Clove in the catskill mountains
    Old Mill Falls
    Photo by Catskill Mountaineer




    Old Mill Falls in Platte Clove in the catskill mountains
    Old Mill Falls in the Winter
    Photo by Catskill Mountaineer




    Old Mill Falls in Platte Clove in the catskill mountains
    Part of the old mill on the south side of Plattekill Creek
    Photo by Catskill Mountaineer
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