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The view of Griffin Gorge and waterfall is well worth the trip, a few miles north of the Rt 8 and 30 intersection between Speculator and Wells on the Adirondack Trail

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Griffin Gorge and Waterfall

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 8, near Speculator in Hamilton County

View of a spectacular gorge and small waterfall on the East Branch of the Sacandaga River.

A breathtaking geological formation and a surprising find on the Sacandaga. There is a nice view from the bridge and an easy to moderate trail leading downstream along the ridge for a closer view of the cascading waterfall and swimming hole. Getting down to the water's edge though is very steep in places.

The short dirt road to the bridge and parking beyond is off Route 8, accessed between Speculator and Wells from the Adirondack Trail, Rt 30, on what is called Teachout Road.

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Nearby Communities:Speculator
Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 8
Best Season:summer
Scenic View:

The view and setting is well worth the drive up Rt 8 and plan to walk a short ways on the trail for the full effect. A nice spot for a picnic lunch.

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
How to Find:

turn onto Teachout Rd and go less than 1/4 mile, across the bridge there is room to park

URL:Griffin Gorge and Waterfall website


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