Skip to main content

Hanging Spear Falls

Newcomb, NY
very steep narrow waterfall dropping into a pool with photo credit to tim hall


Hanging Spear Falls is a 75-foot high, hourglass-shaped falls on the Opalescent River near Calamity Mountain.

Take Exit 29 from I-87, and continue west for 17 miles on the Blue Ridge Road (CR 84), then turn right toward Tahawus (CR 25).

Continue north on CR 25 until it becomes a dirt road, which will lead you to a parking area.

From the parking area, choose either a shorter, 6-mile hike on the Calamity Brook Trail or a longer, 7-mile hike that involves a climb up to the falls. Hikers should note that the routes can be very steep and dangerous, and should not be attempted by beginners.

Upcoming Events

Is this your business?
If so, login to add your events!

Interactive Map