Mount Ida Falls

Waterfall Name: Mount Ida Falls
Aka: Poestenkill Falls, High Falls, Wire Mill Falls
Location: Troy

First Visit: 02-22-2014
State: New York State
Region: Eastern Region
County: Rensselaer County
Park Area: Poestenkill Gorge

NYS Tourism Region: Capital-Saratoga
NYDEC Region: Capital Region/Northern Catskills

Waterfall Challenge: Hudson Valley Waterfall Challenge Paperback – March 9, 2020, by John Haywood,Rennselear,pg94

Waterfall Location: N42.72132 W73.67682
Parking: N42.720184 W73.680489
Trailhead: ————-
Trail Name, Reference to: ————-

Stream, River: Poesten Kill
Height, Type: 175ft,Ribbon Cascade
Elevation: 200 ft
Level of Difficulty, Hiking Distance: Roadside Views

Whitewater Rte, Canoe Rte Map: ————-
Maps: ————-

My Resource: Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide: From Saratoga and the Cpaital Region to the Highlands and Palisades, Paperback – First Edition 2006, by Russell Dunn,Capital Region-Eastside of the Hudson River: From Dionondahowa Falls to the City of Hudson,pg79
Book Resource: Waterfalls of New York State Paperback – August 9, 2012, by Scott Ensminger, David Schryver, Edward Smathers,Capital Region,pg38
Brochures, Travel Guides, Visitor Guides: World Waterfall Database
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Additional Information: Northeast Waterfalls

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Nearest Intersection: Rte 66 and Linden Ave
Directions: From I-787 N near Menands, Take exit 7E to the right onto Rt-378 E towards South Troy and drive for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Canal Ave and drive for .4 miles. Turn right onto Spring Ave and drive for .1 miles. Turn left onto Linden Ave and drive for .3 miles. Mount Ida Falls Parking. Get back on Linden Ave and drive east and drive for .2 miles. Turn left onto Pawling Ave for 509 ft. Turn right onto Brunswick Rd and drive for .1 miles. Mount Ida Dam Parking

Comments, Notes: This is a small park, looked like not well kept, as the boards you stand on for the overlook were rotted, and the railing were broken. The hill to get down to the bottom is very steep. Drop #1 approx 30 ft, located below the dam N42.721332 W73.676803. Drop #2 about 5-10 ft N42.721589 W73.677725. The next 3 Drops approx. total of 75 ft N42.721417 W73.677967. Drop #6 approx. 15 ft N42.720815 W73.678969. And the 7th drop further downstream is approx. 10-15 ft N42.720534 W73.681720.