Christman Sanctuary, near Delanson, NY

Beautiful creek, 30 ft waterfall, close to home, easy hike

Near: Delanson, NY

Distance: 2 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Hike Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots

Hike Type: Loop

Christman Sanctuary is a nature preserve that protects part of the Bozen Kill creek. Along the creek, there are a series of small waterfalls and cascades.

From the parking area, follow the trail through the field to the sign-in register just inside the forest. Continue left on the trail with blue markers which will take you down to the creek. After about 1/2 mile, if the creek is low enough, you can cross and follow the Plantation Trail. It is best to follow this loop trail (marked with orange) in a clockwise direction.

The blue trail continues along the creek to a T-intersection. Go straight ahead and then down some steps. You will soon reach the base of the 30-foot waterfall. This is a nice picnic spot with a lean-to.

To return, retrace your steps to the T-intersection. Take a left and follow the trail back to the register.


From Albany, take US 20 (Western Ave) West toward Duanesburg. Turn left onto Schoharie Turnpike. The parking area is on the left at top of the hill just after crossing the railroad – about 1.6 miles from US 20. (Lat:42.743 Lon:-74.129)