Waterfalls Hikes

Greenwood Creek

Rte 3, Harrisville.  Easy 1.8 mile loop. Beautiful stream and cascades located beside picnic area where short nature trail begins.

Everton Falls

Drive to St. Regis Falls on 11B east out of Potsdam, then right onto Route 458. Turn left at the flashing red light in St. Regis Falls, then right onto the road directly across from the old school onto Red Tavern or Duane Road. Travel seven miles and you will get glimpses of the east branch of the St. Regis River on the right (south) side. At the point where the river is very close to the road, you can look up stream and see waterfalls. A short distance farther, across from an old dirt road (the Everton Road), there is a short trail to Everton Falls.  Park just past the Everton Road. There is a short Nature Conservancy hiking trail on the left side of the road, just beyond the parking area, but it may be difficult to find.

Harper Falls

Russell.  Easy 2 mile round trip through forest of hemlocks leads to a 60′ waterfall which drops in two narrow cascades.

Lampson Falls

Clare.  Take County Route 27 south out of Canton, heading toward Degrasse.  After crossing the Pierrepont-Russell Road, it is 5.8 miles further.  Watch for a large brown DEC sign on the right (west side) of the road for the Grasse River Wild Forest.  Park on the roadside and walk down the gated road.  Easy .8 miles round trip to 60′ falls on the Grasse River.  Easy to moderate riverside trail leads to bridge for 4.5 miles scenic round trip.  About .3 miles in is a wide path to the left which leads to the top of the falls.  From there follow a trail along the river down to the base of the falls, or return to where you turned off and continue on that trail, bearing to the left.    At the large pool at the base of the falls, trails continue left onto the rock ledges directly across from the falls, providing outstanding views. Watch for trail markers that direct you downstream where a wooden bridge used to stand.  From there, you can take an old logging road back to the where you parked your car.

Stone Valley Recreation Area

Stone Valley Recreational Area

Several access points on both sides of the turbulent Raquette River, from the north end of the recreation area at Brown’s Bridge Road in Hannawa Falls, and the south end in Colton.   Trailheads and parking in Colton are on each side of the bridge over the river just above the Colton Dam.  Easy – difficult 7.5 mile loop or 3.2 miles one way.  Parts of the trail are steep and rocky.  Spring is exciting but can be muddy and slick.  Dramatic views of rapids, waterfalls, gorges, rock outcroppings, and a section referred to as “The Tubs.”  Tannery ruins near the Colton Fire Station.

CLICK HERE to see a 10:01 minute video of Stone Valley Trail in winter by John Horanzy

CLICK HERE to see a 3:07 minute video of the Raquette River at Stone Valley in winter by John Horanzy

CLICK HERE to see a 9:51 minute video of O’Malley Falls at Stone Valley in summer by John Horanzy

CLICK HERE for more photos.

Tooley Pond Trails

16 miles of river and waterfalls off Rte 3, Cranberry Lake, Clifton-Fine.

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