High Falls Gorge

4761 Route 86,Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2278
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Experience the cascading waterfalls, suspended bridges, and one of the best photography spots in the Adirondacks no matter the season. Catch breathtaking views of the Ausable River as it flows over granite cliffs from walkways, bridges, and groomed paths during the spring, summer, fall, or winter. Stroll (wheelchair access in part) along the ½ mile trail featuring four waterfalls while taking in the protected forest of American hemlock trees that surrounds you.

In the winter, the wooded trail becomes a great location for beginner to intermediate level snowshoers. The snowshoe trail is available as an add-on after the half-mile round-trip walk with YakTrax to explore spectacular ice formations over the four waterfalls. You can rent snowshoes to use on the premises, or off, at the High Falls Gorge Snowshoe Center in the main lodge. The winter presents a completely different experience from the rest of the year, so it is highly recommended that visitors check it out.

Please visit the High Falls Gorge official website for pass prices and hours of operation and get ready for a day full of memories. Please be mindful that pets are not allowed at High Falls Gorge.

Four Waterfalls at High Falls Gorge:

  • Rainbow Falls
  • Climax Falls
  • Mini Falls
  • Main Falls

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High Falls Gorge is located off NY-86 in Wilmington, NY, less than 10 miles from the center of Lake Placid and only one mile from Whiteface Mountain.

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