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The Waterfall Challenge

What could be more fun that adding gorgeous waterfalls into your hike? Check out the falls below and you could earn a patch for Hamilton County's Waterfall Challenge. Scroll to the bottom for the link to the official brochure.

waterfall Griffin Falls, photo credit: John Haywood

Waterfalls Included in the Challenge:

  • Auger Falls - Wells | Easy/Moderate | 2 Points
  • Austin Falls - Wells | Easy | 1 Point
  • Bray House Falls - Arietta | Easy | 1 Point
  • Buckhorn Lake Outlet - Arietta | Easy/Moderate | 2 Points
  • Buttermilk Falls - Long Lake | Easy | 1 Point
  • Cascade Falls - Inlet | Moderate | 3 Points
  • Christine Falls - Speculator | Easy | 1 Point
  • Death Falls - Raquette Lake | Easy | 1 Point
  • Dug Mountain Brook Falls - Speculator | Difficult | 4 Points
  • East Jimmy Creek Falls - Wells | Easy | 1 Point
  • Griffin Falls - Wells | Easy | 1 Point
  • Groff Creek Falls - Hope | Difficult | 4 Points
  • Limekiln Falls - Inlet | Easy/Moderate | 2 Points
  • OK Slip Falls - Indian Lake | Difficult | 4 Points
  • Squaw Brook Falls - Indian Lake | Easy | 1 Point
  • Tenant Creek Falls - Hope | Easy/Moderate | 2 Points
  • West Branch of the Sacandaga River and Cold Brook Falls - Wells | Difficult | 4 Points
  • West Stony Creek Falls - Benson | Moderate | 3 Points
  • Whiskey Brook Falls - Speculator | Easy | 1 Point

Get 12 points or more from visiting the above falls and you can submit your info for a Challenge patch. Good luck!

Note: Hikes rated as difficult can in fact be extremely challenging. Always do your research on where you plan to go, and hike within your abilities.

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