Christine Falls

Christine Falls

Wells Twn
First Visit:
Gps of Falls:
N43.51526 W74.30616
Gps of Parking:
N43.51501 W74.30549
Gps of Trailhead:
Trail Name/Reference to:
Christine Hydro Electric Plant N43.51693 W74.30389
Sacandaga River
Height of Falls/Type:
20 ft, Block Multi Step, Class V
1637 ft
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance:
Whitewater Rte/Canoe Rte Map:
Trails Websites:
My Resource:
Eastern New York All Outdoors Atlas and Field Guide Publication 2008
Book Resource:
Waterfalls of New York State.
Brochures/Travel Guides/Visitor Guides:
Additional Information:
World Waterfalls Database
Photos And Information I Contributed To or Posted To Other Websites:
Nearest Intersection:
Highway 8 and Old Route 8b
From the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 30 and Elm Lake Road in Speculator, take Highway 30 southeast for 3.5 miles. The parking area will be on your left.
There is possible two access points for this waterfall. The gate was open to the plant, however there was no one there to get permission to access from that way. It was heavily posted as well as a camera. I jotted down the phone number and tried to place a call to get permission. The other access is from route 8, however, even though there was a trail down, you could see the posted signs on the trees. (they were well worn, and should be replaced if trying to keep folks out) with that in mind, I did not try to go down and get closer photos of the falls. New Note: 4/19/2017 after reviewing the content information on the American Whitewater website, I am in belief that this waterfall shown here maybe the one they are referring to as the roadside waterfall.

2 thoughts on “Christine Falls

  1. Glenn Williams

    I am the operator of Christine Falls Hydroelectric project, we do allow people the opportunity to view the falls, but vehical traffic is restricted. enjoy the Falls and water recreation, but please stay off the dam structure and away from the buildings. for tour information of the facility call 518-921-8845.

    1. Bobbie Sweeting Post author

      Thanks so much Mr Williams, and yes I am in hopes folks are abiding by all signs and rules!!


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