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Discover Dazzling Adirondack Waterfalls in Upstate NY

There are few things in nature more captivating than a rushing waterfall, and the Adirondack region is home to dozens of them! From small, roadside falls to massive cascades hiding deep in the woods, your mission to find waterfalls in the Adirondacks will take you to every corner of the Park. Browse the list of falls below, and start planning your expedition today. Be sure to exercise caution around these natural wonders, though, and admire them from a safe distance.

water rushing out of a dam with photo credit to stephen waldron
Saranac, NY
This falls is half man-made half nature-made, but it's a spectacular sight.... [+More]
water splashing up against rocks with photo credit to thomas w. gorman
Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Flume features four drops in the West Branch of the Ausable River, near High Falls Gorge.... [+More]
Ticonderoga, NY
The Falls of Carillon is located on the LaChute River in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park.... [+More]
small waterfall flowing around and over rocks with photo credit to michael phillips
Pitcairn, NY
Locals refer to this unnamed waterfall as Greenwood Falls, since it is a series of drops in Greenwood Creek.... [+More]
wide waterfall dropping into a pool with photo credit to greg stiefvater
Ohio, NY
High Falls is located on West Canada Creek in Ohio, NY.... [+More]
waterfall flowing over rocks with photo credit to care taker
Fort Ann, NY
One of the rewards of the Shelving Rock hike is this spectacular waterfall on the east side of Lake George.... [+More]
three waterfalls at ausable chasm as seen from above
Keeseville, NY
Located at Ausable Chasm, a popular Adirondack attraction, is Rainbow Falls.... [+More]
small rushing waterfall on a sunny day
Colton, NY
To see Moody Falls, travel 1.5 miles on NY 56 from its intersection at Sevey Corners with NY 3.... [+More]
small waterfall rushing down multiple tiers of rocks
North Elba, NY
Indian Falls is a 25-foot-high waterfall on Marcy Brook adjacent to the Mount Marcy Trail.... [+More]
multiple waterfalls flowing down a steep rock face
Orwell, NY
Salmon River Falls is located in the 112-acre Salmon River Falls Unique Area in New York's Oswego County.... [+More]
water flowing out of a hydroelectric plant with photo credit to anita dingman
Corinth, NY
Locally nicknamed Mill Falls, this waterfall along the Hudson River is in an industrial location.... [+More]
Fort Ann, NY
This small, unnamed waterfall feeds into Shelving Rock Falls.... [+More]
two separate waterfalls dropping into the same pool
Wilmington, NY
High Falls Gorge in Wilmington provides easy access to incredible views of four major falls in the AuSable River.... [+More]
Wells, NY
Hike 2.5 miles one way to West Branch Gorge - this should only be done in the middle of the summer when the water levels are low. ... [+More]
narrow waterfall dropping down rocks in the woods with photo credit to john haywood
Keene, NY
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls - also called Mossy Cascade - is a 40-foot-high drop in Mossy Cascade Brook, a tributary to East Branch ... [+More]
wide waterfall flowing over rocks into a pool
Edinburg, NY
Located near the historic Copeland Covered Bridge, a trip to Beecher Creek Falls offers two rewards.... [+More]
Keene Valley, NY
Beer Walls Falls is a seasonal waterfall best viewed in the spring or after heavy rains. It might be dry during late summer months... [+More]
Keene, NY
The Bouquet River Falls is a set of falls in the Adirondacks' Essex County.... [+More]
shallow waterfall in the woods with photo credit to d. denney
Raquette Lake, NY
Death Falls is most impressive in times of high water and can be accessed by a flat trail that circles around a flooded area.... [+More]
Wells, NY
Austin Falls is a long, sliding waterfall with rock formations surrounding it. A large rock near the base of the falls hurls the w... [+More]
waterfall spouting between two rocks with photo credit to thomas w. gorman
North Elba, NY
Rocky Falls is a small, 6-foot waterfall and lean-to on Indian Pass Brook near Heart Lake.... [+More]
Wells, NY
See two waterfalls less than 200 yards from the road. The first is right at the beginning and the second is just upstream and goes... [+More]
waterfall over rocks
Keene Valley, NY
Rock Garden Falls got its name from waterfall guidebook author Russell Dunn, who found it resembled a Japanese rock garden.... [+More]
steep waterfall dropping into a pool with photo credit to john haywood
Keene, NY
Wedge Brook, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has a series of three falls.... [+More]
waterfall in fall
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.... [+More]
Eagle Bay, NY
This waterfall can be difficult to find - the path is not marked, but is an easy hike once you find it.... [+More]
tall, skinny waterfall dropping through the woods
Keene Valley, NY
Roaring Brook Falls drops more than 100 feet in two segments.... [+More]
a small, rushing waterfall
Ticonderoga, NY
The LaChute River in Ticonderoga, NY features LaChute Falls, a series of five different waterfalls located along the LaChute River... [+More]
Newcomb, NY
Just upstream from Hanging Spear Falls on the Opalescent River is a 15-foot cascade that is sometimes referred to as Opalescent Fa... [+More]
small waterfall in the woods with photo credit to grace martin
Clifton, NY
This is one of many unnamed falls on Sucker Brook in the Adirondacks.... [+More]
waterfall being split by a large rock and then coming back together with photo credit by zack clothier
Wilmington, NY
Flume Falls is a series of drops in a narrow section of the Ausable River's West Branch that total roughly 60 feet.... [+More]
waterfall in forest
Wilmington, NY
This 20-foot waterfall is accessible from the Whiteface Ski Center Parking lot.... [+More]
Crown Point, NY
Staircase Falls (sometimes called Stair Falls) is made up of several small drops in Crown Point's Putnam Creek.... [+More]
small waterfall under an overpass
Keene, NY
South of Keene is a wide, 20-foot-high falls on the east branch of the Ausable River.... [+More]
frozen waterfall with photo credit to kevin mackenzie
Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Notch Falls is a thin, but powerful 50-foot cascade in the West Branch of the Ausable River.... [+More]
waterfall rushing down rocks at multiple points with photo credit to thomas gorman
Jay, NY
Jay Falls is located just upstream from Jay's historic covered bridge that crosses the Ausable River.... [+More]
wide waterfall flowing down into a body of water
Colton, NY
Jamestown Falls is one of the last sections of whitewater on Raquette River in Saint Lawrence County.... [+More]
rushing waterfall
Wells, NY
You will find this rushing series of rapids on the Sacandaga River in Wells, NY.... [+More]
river flowing around rocks in the winter with photo credit to john haywood
Bolton, NY
Just north of Lake George, you'll find two beautiful waterfalls on Northwest Bay Brook.... [+More]
Inlet, NY
Find a series of falls along the trail - the falls are 15 feet wide and nearly a half-mile long.... [+More]
Speculator, NY
See a 5 to 6 feet tall waterfall surrounded by large boulders.... [+More]
waterfall over rocks
Lake Placid, NY
Quarry Pool Falls is a 3- to 4-foot waterfall that goes over a small dam and through a gorge before the river goes into Quarry Poo... [+More]
woman standing in a cave next to a small waterfall
Pottersville, NY
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves on Trout Brook features multiple waterfalls, a marble natural stone bridge, and several caves, includ... [+More]
waterfall in the woods with photo credit to thomas w. gorman
Elizabethtown, NY
Split Rock Falls is a popular, picturesque drop in the Bouquet (Boquet) River.... [+More]
water over rocks
Piercefield, NY
The Bog River Flow empties into the southern end of Big Tupper Lake, creating beautiful falls in the Horseshoe Wild Forest.... [+More]
close-up of a waterfall flowing over rocks and mist rising up
Long Lake, NY
Buttermilk Falls is one of the most visited waterfalls in the Adirondacks, mostly because the hike is very short, easy and flat.... [+More]
Northville, NY
See three waterfalls at Groff Creek - the first two are fairly difficult to get to. The first waterfall is 30 feet in height. The ... [+More]
very steep narrow waterfall dropping into a pool with photo credit to tim hall
Newcomb, NY
Hanging Spear Falls is a 75-foot high, hourglass-shaped falls on the Opalescent River near Calamity Mountain.... [+More]
two waterfalls dropping side-by-side into a pool with photo credit to zach monroe
Wilmington, NY
This privately-owned park features well-maintained trails and bridges that provide excellent views of four waterfalls.... [+More]
Keene, NY
Pyramid Brook, a tributary to the Ausable River's East Branch, features a series of drops made less magnificent by the limited flo... [+More]
large waterfall dropping through the woods in the fall with photo credit to laura neadle
Keene, NY
Rainbow Falls consists of 150 feet of cascades, which fill the gorge with a constant mist, providing ideal conditions for spotting... [+More]
Wells, NY
The falls can be heard from the parking area - there is a small dirt pull-off behind the guardrails. The walk down is rocky and sh... [+More]
narrow waterfall dropping through the woods with photo credit to tom bessette
Keene, NY
This large and picturesque cascading waterfall drops over 100 feet from Cascade Mountain.... [+More]
waterfall over rocks
Northville, NY
West Stony Creek Falls in Hamilton County is accessed by a 1.5-mile one-way hike along an old dirt road.... [+More]
Keene, NY
This 90 foot high staircase cascade is located on Gill Brook, upstream from Artists Falls.... [+More]
shallow waterfall running through the woods with photo credit to joel solomon
Arietta, NY
These picturesque, rocky falls are located in the town of Arietta, NY. They used to be tough to find, but thanks to red Xs on tre... [+More]
three people taking a picture of a small waterfall with photo credit to dan denney
North Elba, NY
Just 3.5 miles south of High Falls Gorge on Route 86 is Monument Falls.... [+More]
rushing waterfall with photo credit to tim hall
Keene Valley, NY
The 20-foot Bushnell Falls is a popular Adirondack destination located near John's Brook Ledge in Keene.... [+More]
expansive waterfall flowing over multiple tiers of rocks into a pool
Wadhams, NY
Wadhams Falls is a large flume falls on the Boquet (Bouquet) River in the center of Wadhams.... [+More]
Schroon Lake, NY
Schroon Falls is a 2-foot drop in the Schroon River underneath Route 9.... [+More]
steep waterfall that widens as it drops with photo credit to sara cole
Chateaugay, NY
Situated in a narrow chasm on the Chateaugay River (west of the village), this spectacular 120-foot waterfall is the main feature ... [+More]
Westport, NY
Hoisington Brook Cascade is a small falls under a stone footbridge in Westport.... [+More]
brown waterfall rushing into a pool with photo credit to mark flanagan
Degrasse, NY
The Grasse River's South Branch (along Tooley Pond Road) features six different falls.... [+More]
multi-tiered waterfall with photo credit to bud gagnon
Bolton, NY
This 20-foot seasonal falls is located near the Clay Meadow Trailhead near Northwest Bay Brook.... [+More]
waterfall dropping into a pool with photo credit to carl heilman ii
Indian Lake, NY
The best way to reach Dug Mountain Brook Falls is by canoe from the DEC Indian Lake Islands boat launch.... [+More]
mostly frozen waterfall with photo credit to john haywood
Hague, NY
A two-part waterfall where Hague Brook meets NY 8.... [+More]
Keene, NY
The entire stretch of the river has one drop after another. The top of the falls is a broad rock slide about 40 feet long, with a ... [+More]
small waterfall in the winter
Parishville, NY
This impressive 35-foot Adirondack waterfall is in St. Lawrence County, cascading over a wall of natural rocks.... [+More]
water over rocks
The falls consist of several drops, large blocks, potholes, and an 8-foot cascading waterfall on the east branch of the Sacandaga ... [+More]
view from below of a steep waterfall dropping down a rock face
Arietta, NY
Perhaps the most impressive waterfall in the Adirondacks, T Lake Falls requires a 10-mile round-trip hike to reach.... [+More]
tall waterfall dropping down multiple tiers of rocks with photo credit to kevin mackenzie
North Elba, NY
Wanika Falls is located on the Chubb River near Lake Placid and features a series of cascades.... [+More]
water flowing over rocks into a pool with photo credit to pat bingham
Hope, NY
Tenant Creek Falls is a .9 mile hike through hemlock groves and mature open hardwoods to the first waterfall. Two other falls can ... [+More]
narrow waterfall running down multiple tiers of rocks
Gill Brook, NY
Artists Falls is a 20 ft high cascade in Gill Brook, a tributary to East Branch of the Ausable River. Additional falls can be foun... [+More]
waterfall with several small drops winding through the woods
North Hudson, NY
Blue Ridge Falls features several small, turbulent drops, and is located on a stretch of The Branch, which eventually empties into... [+More]
waterfall rushing off a cliff
Indian Lake, NY
OK Slip Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the Adirondacks featuring a 200 foot drop, was unable to be seen by the public unt... [+More]
small waterfall with photo credit to anita dingman
Lake Luzerne, NY
You can find Rockwell Falls just upstream from where the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers meet in Lake Luzerne.... [+More]
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... [+More]
narrow, shallow waterfall winding between rocks with photo credit to michael phillips
Grass River Wild Forest, NY
Located in the Adirondacks' Grass River Wild Forest, Harper Falls can be found on the North Branch of the Grass River.... [+More]
waterfall flowing over rocks with photo credit to heather sheridan
Newcomb, NY
If you're hiking near Lake Colden in the Adirondacks, be on the look out for an unnamed 25-foot cascade.... [+More]
waterfall rushing over a large rock with photo credit to joy przybyl
Five Ponds Wilderness, NY
High Falls is located on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. Though these falls aren't incredibly high (despite... [+More]
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.... [+More]
Piseco, NY
Follow a 1.3-mile hike one way along the Northville-Lake Placid Trail to the falls.... [+More]
shallow waterfall surrounded by trees
Martinsburg, NY
Whitaker Falls is one of the many scenic elements of New York's Black River Valley.... [+More]
waterfall running down a steep rock pile
St. Huberts, NY
Beaver Meadow Falls is a 60-foot horsetail cascade falls on a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River.... [+More]
waterfall flowing down a rock face with photo credit to michael phillips
Clare, NY
A half-mile hike on a level trail is rewarded by an incredible view overlooking Lampson Falls.... [+More]
two-tiered waterfall flowing over rocks with photo credit to danny decarr
St. Regis Falls, NY
This Adirondack waterfall on the St. Regis River is located in the Town of Waverly, within the Village of St. Regis Falls.... [+More]
waterfall rushing over rocks with photo credit to jeffrey forth
Harrietstown, NY
Raquette Falls near Tupper Lake are located along an 8.8-mile trail that follows the east side of the Raquette River.... [+More]
Stratford, NY
Waterfalls can be seen in a picturesque spot easily accessed via a short walk upstream.... [+More]
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.... [+More]
Johnsburg, NY
This natural waterfall was enhanced by a concrete culvert that was built at the outlet of Garnet Lake.... [+More]