Austin Falls is a long, sliding waterfall, that's surrounded by beautiful rock formations and does not require a long hike to reach. The river is calm above the falls, but as the sides of the stream narrow and the elevation drops 40 feet in a couple hundred yards over a rocky base, the water accelerates rapidly, creating a spectacular water show. A large rock near the base of the falls hurls the water several feet into the air like a natural fountain.
How to get there
The falls are located 7.0 miles north of Wells. Drive north from Wells on Route 30 to the intersection of Route 30 and 8. Continue another 6.5 miles and make a right onto Old Route 30, an unimproved road, then drive 2.7 miles and pull off to the side of the road to park. The road is paved, but very bumpy, so use caution and drive slowly. The falls are off to the right, can be heard from the road.
The falls are reached with an easy, 50 foot walk down to the water. The surrounding banks of the stream are very slippery, so use caution when walking alongside the falls.