Griffin Falls

Griffin Falls


The falls area consists of several drops, large blocks, many potholes, and an 8 foot cascading waterfall on the East Branch of the Sacandaga River. A small swimming hole sits at the base of the falls.

How to get there

6.0 miles NE of Wells: From Wells, proceed N. on Rt. 30 for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 8 and drive northeast for roughly 2.5 miles. Turn left onto a seasonal road (opposite a pull-off on the R. side of the road) and drive 0.2 miles, crossing the East Branch of the Sacandaga River. Park just past the bridge in the clearing. Follow the path paralleling the west side of the river, going downstream to reach the falls.


Take care as this is slippery with all the ice.


The Griffin Rapids Lean-to is downstream of the foot bridge over the river. It can only be accessed by water.

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