On NY 28, proceed east from the hamlet of Indian Lake.
Take a mileage reading as you cross Lake Abanakee.
In 6.0 miles, Old Route 28D will exit to the right.
There is a parking area at this point. From the opposite
direction, this point is 4.7 miles from the Hamilton/Warren
||oK Slip Brook
||N 43° 48' 3"
||W 74° 6' 39"
||East of the hamlet of Indian Lake
|Length of hike:
||3 miles in one direction
OK Slip Falls is promoted as the Adirondack's highest
waterfall and "one of the tallest waterfalls in the state."
For many years, this area has been privately owned, and only viewable
from a distance, but that has now changed. The NYS DEC has
purchased a sizable amount of remote Adirondack land, including
OK Slip Falls. The waterfall is now accessible by a DEC maintained
trail. It is our understanding that it is clearly marked.
The trailhead is located about 500 yards west of the parking area
and on the opposite side of the road. The acquisition of the
land by the state has caused quite a bit of excitement in the hiking
and waterfalling communities. It has been about 150 years
since the public has been able to get into this area.
The DEC website provides a pdf file of a general trail map of
this area, available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/okslptrailmp.pdf.
We have a few pictures provided by contributors since the state
has opened up this area. Some of the pics, however, come from
contributors who bush-whacked in through the other side of the Hudson
River, over a half mile away, before this area was accessible.
The OK Slip Brook empties into the Hudson River less than
1/2 mile downstream from this location. The Hudson flows into
the Atlantic Ocean in New York City.
Last update: February 13, 2016