How to get there
From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 8 in Speculator follow Route 8/30 toward Wells. Continue for just under 8.5 miles to a unmarked gravel road on the left.
The parking area is along the dirt road, which is part of the loop. The main parking area is to the left right off Route 30/8. From here to continue in a counterclockwise direction, follow the gravel road back toward Route 30/8 and then left continuing on the gravel road just before the main highway. At the end of this gravel road is where the trail register is, but parking is much more limited.
The trail from here is well trodden and marked and will descend you slowly to an amazing overlook of the falls. Be very careful here, there are sheer ledges and it can be quite slippery. Below the falls is a popular swim hole and a herd path access it, but again this can be very dangerous and slippery tread with caution.
The trail continues along the river and eventually becomes unmarked by DEC trail disks. The trail is very obvious and follows closely along the scenic river upstream. Eventually the trail breaks free from the shore and access the other side of the gravel road which you will follow left to get back to your car.
1.25 miles, loop
Family with Young Kids
- 1 hour
- 45 minutes
Out of Shape Hiker
- 1 hour
A fine trek, but take care on the abundant frozen parts.