In the city of Little Falls, East Monroe Avenue (NY 170)
becomes West Monroe Avenue (NY 169) at North Ann Street.
Drive west on West Monroe and take the second right, Sherman
Street. Go 0.1 mile and turn left on Burch Street.
A green sign indicates the way to the athletic field.
Park in the parking lot.
||The City of Little Falls
||N 43° 03' 08"
||W 74° 52' 09"
||City of Little Falls
|Length of hike:
At the back of the parking lot, you will be facing a cement block
pool house. Walk left across the front of the bath house and
and turn right before the pavilion building to the back where there
is a little playground behind the pool. There are actually
a couple of trails leading to the falls, but the most direct route
is to continue walking past the left side of the playground.
The opening of the trail may not be obvious in the trees, but bear
slightly right at the back of the playground, without walking behind
If you miss this opening, it really isn't an issue. Continue
across behind the playground to the creek and follow it upstream.
You can actually reach the water at the base of the falls, but it
will require a moderate rock-hop across the creek.
This is a very nice waterfall. It is a quick series of
steps at the very top before breaking over a ledge into pretty much
of a free-fall. It is an estimated 40', maybe taller.
At the base is a small pool which you can actually reach.
You can get so close to this one, you could actually take a shower
in it! The creek is very narrow below the falls and there
are several spots where you can cross without getting wet.
Although the common name of this waterfall is Buttermilk, our
research has indicated that some locally refer to it simply as
This unnamed waterway flows through the city of Little Falls
and into the Mohawk River, which then flows into the Hudson before
reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
Last update: October 7, 2017