An interesting, short but steep climb past Bastion Falls to Kaaterskills Falls, following alongside crystal-clear Spruce Creek.
Recommended by AMC's Catskill Mountain Guide, available at local Eastern Mountain Sports stores.
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This trail originates next to Bastion Falls at the hairpin turn on NY 23A, 3.5 miles west of the intersection of NY 23A and NY 32A in Palenville. Parking is 0.2 mi. uphill beyond the trailhead.