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Take a Trip to These Waterfalls in the Adirondacks

From spectacular waterfalls in the Adirondack wilderness to smaller roadside dips, discover these wonders of nature! Our directory of Adirondack waterfalls is constantly growing, featuring some of the most popular as well as some of the lesser known falls. While some require lengthy and difficult hikes to reach, others are just off the beaten path and can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Note: Information provided below includes height estimates and opinions on waterfalls in the Adirondacks and should not be regarded as a definitive source.

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Allen Falls Parishville, NY
Photo by John Holmes
This impressive 35-foot Adirondack waterfall is in St. Lawrence County, cascading over a wall of natural rocks.
Artists Falls Gill Brook, NY
Artists Falls
Artists Falls is a 20 ft high cascade in Gill Brook, a tributary to East Branch of the Ausable River. Additional falls can be found upstream.
Auger Falls Wells, NY
Auger Falls
You will find this rushing series of rapids on the Sacandaga River in Wells, NY.
AuSable River Falls Wilmington, NY
AuSable River Falls
High Falls Gorge in Wilmington provides easy access to incredible views of four major falls in the AuSable River.
Beaver Meadow Falls St. Huberts, NY
Beaver Meadow Falls
Beaver Meadow Falls is a 60-foot horsetail cascade falls on a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River.
Beecher Creek Falls Edinburg, NY
Beecher Creek Falls
Located near the historic Copeland Covered Bridge, a trip to Beecher Creek Falls offers two rewards.
Blue Ridge Falls North Hudson, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Blue Ridge Falls features several small, turbulent drops, and is located on a stretch of The Branch, which eventually empties into the Schroon River.
Bog River Falls Piercefield, NY
The Bog River Flow empties into the southern end of Big Tupper Lake, creating beautiful falls in the Horseshoe Wild Forest.
Bouquet River Falls Keene, NY
The Bouquet River Falls is a set of falls in the Adirondacks' Essex County.
Bushnell Falls Keene Valley, NY
Bushnell Falls
A 5 mile hike up Johns Brook from Keene Valley will lead you to this 20-foot waterfall.
Buttermilk Falls Long Lake, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Buttermilk Falls is one of the most visited waterfalls in the Adirondacks, mostly because the hike is very short, easy and flat.
Cascade Falls Keene, NY
Cascade Falls
This large and picturesque cascading waterfall drops over 100 feet from Cascade Mountain.
Clay Meadow Falls Bolton, NY
Clay Meadow Falls
This 20-foot seasonal falls is located near the Clay Meadow Trailhead near Northwest Bay Brook.
Clifford Falls Keene, NY
Photo courtesy of Gerry Lemmo
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Death Falls (aka Secret Falls) Raquette Lake, NY
Death Falls (aka Secret Falls)
Death Falls is most impressive in times of high water and can be accessed by a flat trail that circles around a flooded area.
Dug Mountain Brook Falls Indian Lake, NY
Dug Mountain Brook Falls
The best way to reach Dug Mountain Brook Falls is by canoe from the DEC Indian Lake Islands boat launch.
Dunkley Falls Johnsburg, NY
Dunkley Falls has a large boulder at the base. Picnic facilities are on the premises and the Black Hole swimming area is near by.
Fairy Ladder Falls Keene, NY
This 90 foot high staircase cascade is located on Gill Brook, upstream from Artists Falls.
Falls of Carillon Ticonderoga, NY
The Falls of Carillon is located on the LaChute River in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park.
Flume Falls Wilmington, NY
Flume Falls
Flume Falls is a series of drops in a narrow section of the Ausable River's West Branch that total roughly 60 feet.
Garnet Lake Falls Johnsburg, NY
This natural waterfall was enhanced by a concrete culvert that was built at the outlet of Garnet Lake.
Goldmine Stream Falls Arietta, NY
Goldmine Stream Falls
These picturesque, rocky falls are located in the town of Arietta, NY, but can be difficult to find.
Grasse River Waterfalls Degrasse, NY
Grasse River Waterfalls
The Grasse River's South Branch (along Tooley Pond Road) features six different falls.
Griffin Falls
The falls consist of several drops, large blocks, potholes, and an 8-foot cascading waterfall on the east branch of the Sacandaga River. There is a small swimming hole at the base.
Hague Brook Falls Hague, NY
Hague Brook Falls
A two-part waterfall where Hague Brook meets NY 8.
Hanging Spear Falls Newcomb, NY
Hanging Spear Falls
Hanging Spear Falls is a 75-foot high, hourglass-shaped falls on the Opalescent River near Calamity Mountain.
Harper Falls Grass River Wild Forest, NY
Harper Falls
Located in the Adirondacks' Grass River Wild Forest, Harper Falls can be found on the North Branch of the Grass River.
High Falls Ohio, NY
High Falls
High Falls is located on West Canada Creek in Ohio, NY.
High Falls Chateaugay, NY
High Falls
Situated in a narrow chasm on the Chateaugay River (west of the village), this spectacular 120-foot waterfall is the main feature of High Falls Park.
High Falls Five Ponds Wilderness, NY
High Falls
High Falls is located on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. Though these falls aren't incredibly high (despite their name), they are one of nature's subtle beauties.
High Falls Gorge Wilmington, NY
High Falls Gorge
This privately-owned park features well-maintained trails and bridges that provide excellent views of Climax (50 ft), Rainbow, Mini, and Main Falls.
High Falls Power Dam Saranac, NY
High Falls Power Dam
This falls is half man-made half nature-made, but it's a spectacular sight.
Hoisington Brook Cascade Westport, NY
Hoisington Brook Cascade is a small falls under a stone footbridge in Westport.
Hulls Falls Keene, NY
Photo by John Holmes
South of Keene is a wide, 20-foot-high falls on the east branch of the Ausable River.
Indian Falls North Elba, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Indian Falls is a 25-foot-high waterfall on Marcy Brook adjacent to the Mount Marcy Trail.
Jamestown Falls Colton, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Jamestown Falls is one of the last sections of whitewater on Raquette River in Saint Lawrence County.
Jay Falls Jay, NY
Jay Falls
Jay Falls is located just upstream from Jay's historic covered bridge that crosses the Ausable River.
La Chute Falls Ticonderoga, NY
The La Chute River, which connects Lake George and Lake Champlain, features five different waterfalls in a 3.5-mile stretch.
Lampson Falls Clare, NY
Lampson Falls
A half-mile hike on a level trail is rewarded by an incredible view overlooking Lampson Falls.
MacIntyre Brook Falls North Elba, NY
The journey along the Algonquin Peak Trail to Wright Peak will lead you to this 15-foot cascade, which is sometimes referred to as McIntyre Brook Falls and is sometimes unnamed.
Monument Falls North Elba, NY
Monument Falls
Just 3.5 miles south of High Falls Gorge on Route 86 is Monument Falls.
Moody Falls Colton, NY
Photo by John Holmes
To see Moody Falls, travel 1.5 miles on NY 56 from its intersection at Sevey Corners with NY 3.
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls Keene, NY
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls - also called Mossy Cascade - is a 40-foot-high drop in Mossy Cascade Brook, a tributary to East Branch of the Ausable River.
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Pottersville, NY
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves on Trout Brook features multiple waterfalls, a marble natural stone bridge, and several caves, including the largest cave entrance in the east.
Northwest Brook Falls Bolton, NY
Northwest Brook Falls
Just north of Lake George, you'll find two beautiful waterfalls on Northwest Bay Brook.
OK Slip Falls Indian Lake, NY
Beautiful Spring photo with ice and falls captured by Lynn Reid Shanks
OK Slip Falls - one of the highest waterfalls in the Adirondacks featuring a 200 foot drop - was unable to be seen by the public until 2,800 acres of land was purchased by the state in 2013.
Opalescent Falls Newcomb, NY
Just upstream from Hanging Spear Falls on the Opalescent River is a 15-foot cascade that is sometimes referred to as Opalescent Falls.
Palmer Falls Corinth, NY
Palmer Falls
Locally nicknamed Mill Falls, this waterfall along the Hudson River is in an industrial location.
Pyramid Falls Keene, NY
Pyramid Brook, a tributary to the Ausable River's East Branch, features a series of drops made less magnificent by the limited flow of water.
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Chasm Keeseville, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Located at Ausable Chasm, a popular Adirondack attraction, is Rainbow Falls.
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Club Keene, NY
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Club
Rainbow Falls consists of 150 feet of cascades, which fill the gorge with a constant mist, providing ideal conditions for spotting rainbows on sunny days.
Raquette Falls Harrietstown, NY
Raquette Falls
Explore some of the Raquette River's rushing falls and enjoy a challenging 5-mile one-way hike.
Roaring Brook Falls Keene Valley, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Roaring Brook Falls drops more than 100 feet in two segments.
Rockwell Falls Lake Luzerne, NY
Rockwell Falls
You can find Rockwell Falls just upstream from where the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers meet in Lake Luzerne.
Rocky Falls North Elba, NY
Rocky Falls
Rocky Falls is a small, 6-foot waterfall and lean-to on Indian Pass Brook near Heart Lake.
Salmon River Falls Orwell, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Salmon River Falls is located in the 112-acre Salmon River Falls Unique Area in New York's Oswego County.
Schroon Falls Schroon Lake, NY
Schroon Falls is a 2-foot drop in the Schroon River underneath Route 9.
Shelving Rock Falls Fort Ann, NY
Shelving Rock Falls
One of the rewards of the Shelving Rock hike is this spectacular waterfall on the east side of Lake George.
Split Rock Falls Elizabethtown, NY
Split Rock Falls
Split Rock Falls is a popular, picturesque drop in the Bouquet (Boquet) River.
Square Falls Johnsburg, NY
Square Falls has a fairly flat plateau of bedrock at its top and a deep pool that is great for swimming at its base.
Squaw Brook Falls Indian Lake, NY
Squaw Brook Falls are small waterfalls by a roadside located in a rocky gorge by Squaw Brook. They're on private property.
St. Regis Falls St. Regis Falls, NY
St. Regis Falls
This Adirondack waterfall on the St. Regis River is located in the Town of Waverly, within the Village of St. Regis Falls.
Staircase Falls Crown Point, NY
Staircase Falls (sometimes called Stair Falls) is made up of several small drops in Crown Point's Putnam Creek.
T Lake Falls Arietta, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Perhaps the most impressive waterfall in the Adirondacks, T Lake Falls requires a 10-mile round-trip hike to reach.
Tenant Creek Falls Hope, NY
Tenant Creek Falls
Tenant Creek Falls is a .9-mile hike through hemlock groves, mature open hardwoods, and scattered very large white pine.
Unnamed Falls Newcomb, NY
Unnamed Falls
If you're hiking near Lake Colden in the Adirondacks, be on the look out for an unnamed 25-foot cascade.
Unnamed Falls Fort Ann, NY
This small, unnamed waterfall feeds into Shelving Rock Falls.
Unnamed Falls (Greenwood Falls) Pitcairn, NY
Unnamed Falls (Greenwood Falls)
Locals refer to this unnamed waterfall as Greenwood Falls, since it is a series of drops in Greenwood Creek.
Unnamed Falls (On Sucker Brook) Clifton, NY
Unnamed Falls (On Sucker Brook)
This is one of many unnamed falls on Sucker Brook in the Adirondacks.
Wadhams Falls Wadhams, NY
Photo by John Holmes
Wadhams Falls is a large flume falls on the Boquet (Bouquet) River in the center of Wadhams.
Wanika Falls North Elba, NY
Wanika Falls
Wanika Falls is located on the Chubb River near Lake Placid and features a series of cascades.
Wedge Brook Falls Keene, NY
Wedge Brook Falls
Wedge Brook, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has a series of three falls.
West Stony Creek Falls Northville, NY
West Stony Creek Falls in Hamilton County is accessed by a 1.5-mile one-way hike along an old dirt road.
Whitaker Falls Martinsburg, NY
First Drop, Photo by John Holmes
Whitaker Falls is one of the many scenic elements of New York's Black River Valley.
Wilmington Flume Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Flume
Wilmington Flume features four drops in the West Branch of the Ausable River, near High Falls Gorge.
Wilmington Notch Falls Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Notch Falls
Wilmington Notch Falls is a thin, but powerful 50-foot cascade in the West Branch of the Ausable River.
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