Griffin Falls

Griffin Falls

Enjoy an 8 foot cascading waterfall on the East Branch of the Sacandaga River. This scenic spot features several drops and many pothole, which were created as turbulent waters and rocks moved over the area. Enjoy the geologic wonders of this waterfall and then take a dip in the small swimming hole at the base. 


The falls area consists of several drops, large blocks, and many potholes.


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 right 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.


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


Take care as this is slippery with all the ice.

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