Platte Cove is sometimes called Plattekill Clove, is a narrow and steep valley in the Catskill mountains. It is mostly in Greene County although the lowest portions are in Ulster County. Along with Kaaterskill Clove on the other side of Kaaterskill High peak it is one of only two breaks in the Catskill Escarpment. It was created during the last Ice Age as meltwater eroded its way through from the Catskill Plateau to the Hudson below. The stream that evolved is today Plattekill Creek In this area alone there are over 100 waterfalls, most are extremely remote and dangerous to get to. It is also one of the most beautiful areas. When I hike in this area I always bring my climbing gear and first aid kit. It can be treacherous when the ground is wet and the slopes get slippery, common sense is important in this area, I never hike outside my abilities I stay away from the edges of the cliff faces and will tie off to a tree when hiking down steep grades. It is a truly beautiful but dangerous area if you stay on the marked trails and hike with in your abilities there are so good trails with beautiful vistas.