Highest waterfall in the Adirondack Mtns has been acquired by state and available to hikers. Read on about access and the plans to make trails and parking accessible to public. Link follows:
“The highest waterfall in the Adirondacks has been unavailable to explore, accept distant views from trail less Kettle Mountain, until now. New York State purchased the 2800 acres of what is now called the OK Slip Falls 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. The GPS coordinates of the junction of OK Slip Road and NY 28 is N43 46.373 W74 06.733 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle. We have included a couple of maps below. The bottom topo map shows an old trail that leads from OK Slip Pond toward the falls.
There are few pictures found of the falls, here is one from NY Falls website, taken from Kettle Mountain. According to reports, the DEC plans to have this tract open by the summer 2013. The waterfall drops about 250 feet into a gorge. We will be updating this page when we get more info. Please send us any info that you might find to share with other hikers.