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Elevation: 1,500 ft
GPS: 43.801, -74.111 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: TheIceManCometh on Feb 5, 2014
Admins: Jim Lawyer
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Description

The highest waterfall in the Adirondacks has been unavailable until New York State purchased the 2800 acres tract on April 23, 2013. The seldom seen OK Slip Falls will become one of the popular destinations in the Adirondacks. We hope the NY DEC constructs a large parking area and improves the dirt road into the tract to handle the future traffic.

There are no official trails in this newly acquired tract that also includes Blue Ledge, OK Slip Pond and a couple of other ponds. There seems to be an access road that leads toward OK Slip Pond and then on to Carter Pond. The access road is off of NY 28 about 8.5 miles east of Indian Lake, here.

Getting There

From Albany, left off of exit 23 on I-87, turn right onto Rt 9 North, go through Warrensburg and left onto Rt 28 north. Continue north on Rt 28 to the town of North Creek. From the intersection of 28 and 28N in North Creek continue on Rt 23 for 9.1 miles to the trailhead. Park off the side of the Rt 23. Take the old logging / dirt road (Ok Slip Rd) for 1.9 miles until you cross a stream which is one branch of OK Slip Brook (N43 47.466 W074 07.010). Bushwhack downstream for about another 1.2 miles until you reach the top of the falls.

Parking: N43 46.402 W074 06.852
Trailhead: N43 46.417 W074 06.838
Road-Trail Jct: N43 47.466 W074 07.010 (telephone pole #34)
Lookout1: N43 48.025 W074 06.540
Lookout2: N43 48.040 W074 06.539
Top of Falls: N43 48.056 W074 06.622
Foot bridge: N43 48.064 W074 06.659

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There is now an official trail to OK Slip Falls. The parking area is on the south side of Rt. 28, about 1/4 mile east of the trail, which is also the trail to several ponds in the same vicinity. Walk down Rt. 28 to the trail across the road. Note that the OK Slip trail diverges from the other trails about a mile in; and since the trail was built (not that long ago), that junction sign has been stolen at least once. Missing the turn will result in a very long walk to a pond you didn't expect, want, or need to go to, and a long backtrack. Jan 22, 2018

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