Abs Mag:


 Beisel Rating:

2.52 (Class 3)


92 feet

 Tallest Drop:

92 feet

 # of Drops:





Poesten Kill






USGS Averill Park 7 1/2"


Aerial Photography


67 C5





Poestenkill , Rensselaer County, NY , USA


No Known Alternate Names



The falls from the base



The Poesten Kill drops over a broad ledge in a crashing 92' display. The pool below is broad, and by all appearances, quite deep. It seems to garner a fair amount of recreational use, but beyond the odd pair of sneakers in the rocks below the falls, the area is quite free of litter and other party detritus. Kudos to the people who frequent this great waterfall.


Geology and Bedrock Structure:




Photography Notes:

This is a broad waterfall with a northern exposure. Wide angle lenses will be helpful here to be sure. The sheer amount of wet rock in any composition will render a polarizer necessary, but you should have that anyway.



From Poestenkill, turn onto Route 40 and drive about 1.3 miles and park in the pull off on the left. You'll need to walk a further quarter mile, turning left on Blue Factory Road. The trail to the falls is on the left, just across the bridge. It is a short walk to the base of the falls.