New trail at Minnewaska will make it easier to see waterfall

The Stony Kill Waterfall.

The Stony Kill Area Trail Project, valued at $343,087, is currently underway at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The project is funded by an EPF grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to the Palisades Parks Conservancy, with additional support from the  Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Eddie Walsh and his crew of Tahawus Trails have been awarded the project, which is also supported by the volunteer support from the Jolly Rovers and the New York New Jersey Trail Conference.

Through this project, a formal, sustainable hiking trail will be created to provide safe access and views of the Stony Kill Waterfall.  The trail will include two footbridges, multiple stone steps through talus slope and will provide a sustainable route up the steep slope to access the waterfall’s peak. The Stony Kill area will be closed seven days a week to all users for the duration of this project, due to potentially dangerous conditions present during construction.  The area will be reevaluated as the project progresses to determine if partial access will be allowed, please call the park office at 255-0752 for any updates.