High Falls Gorge (4 Named Waterfalls)

High Falls Gorge (4 Named Waterfalls)
Essex County, Wilmington Town
Stream or River: West Branch Ausable River flows into Lake Champlain
Date Visited: 8/17/2008
Nearest Intersection: Highway 86 and Fox Farm Road
Resources Used:
Eastern Ny All Outdoors Atlas And Field Guide Publication 2008 Pg 95 E5
Adirondack Waterfall Guide “New York’s Cool Cascades” By Russell Dunn

High Falls Trail Map
Adirondack Great Walks & Day Hikes A Guide To Paths Less Taken In The Northeast’s Last Great Wilderness. You Can Download Or Request Brochures Here
Directions:
From I-87 in Westport, Take exit 32 to the right towards Lewis/Willsboro drive for .3 miles. Turn left onto Stowersville Road and drive for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto US 9 and drive for 5.1 miles. Turn right onto Water Street and drive for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Highway 9n and drive for 9.3 miles. Turn right onto Highway 9n and drive for 1.8 miles. Bear right onto Highway 9n and drive for 9.6 miles. Turn left onto Fox Farm Road and drive for .9 miles. Turn left onto Highway 86 and drive for 2.2 miles.
Trail Descriptions:

The Waterfall Walk is a moderate .5 mile loop, with many stairs.
The Easy Path is a .25 mile loop and is handicap accessible.
Main Falls aka Upper Falls (which has also at one point in time been referred to as Climax Falls)

From the first overlook upstream is Main Falls and below the overlook is Mini Falls
Mini Falls aka Lower Falls

From the first overlook upstream is Main Falls and below the overlook is Mini Falls
Master Pothole
From the second bridge over the river, called the center of the gorge, both Upper and Lower Falls can be viewed from here. Looking upstream is Mini Falls. Looking downstream is the top of Rainbow Falls. When you return to the Waterfall Walk, to continue downstream, the Master Pothole is located to the left of the path. Look Straight down.
Rainbow Falls

Can be viewed from the bridge (center of the gorge, or from the last bridge.
Climax Falls

The last bridge over the river, you look upstream to see Climax Falls first, then above that is Rainbow Falls.

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