Ausable Chasm Horseshoe and Rainbow Falls

Ausable Chasm, New York 12911

Ausable Chasm Horseshoe and Rainbow Falls

Ausable Chasm: Horseshoe and Rainbow Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Get ready to explore one of the Adirondacks’ most famous landmarks. Ausable Chasm: The name itself conjures up images of high stone walls, winding trails, narrow passages, 500-million-year-old rock faces, mysterious caves, and gently flowing waters. That’s exactly what Irishman William Gilliland discovered in 1765 when he took a boat up the west shore of Lake Champlain and glided into this almost mystical place on the Ausable River.

Hearing of his discovery, settlers soon followed to make the most of the dependable waterpower and the abundant Atlantic salmon that swam up the river to spawn within the gorge. Mills, lumber industry operations,
iron ore mining and processing, and nail manufacturing moved into the area to make the most of its bountiful natural resources—all powered by the two waterfalls you came here to see: Horseshoe and Rainbow Falls."

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Trail Information

Ausable Chasm
Nearby City
0.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
5-10 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Ausable Chasm, PO Box 390, 2144 Rte. 9, Ausable Chasm 12911; (518) 834-7454; www.asuablechasm.com
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Dec 2018