Groff Creek

Gloversville, New York 12078

Groff Creek

Groff Creek Professional Review and Guide

"The two unique waterfalls along Groff Creek make this a must-experience trip for waterfall lovers. Though technically a bushwhack (the trail is unmarked), it is very easy to follow all the way to the marsh at the end.

The trail is at the end of the maintained section of River Road. The trail continues along this road briefly, but a sign warns that the road farther on is abandoned and you are proceeding at your own risk. At 0.2 mile, you will pass a designated camping area on your right that is encircled by tall pines and provides ample room to set up. Views of the river are limited from this site. Shortly past the designated campsite, you will see the remains of an old stone foundation on your left."

More Groff Creek Professional Reviews and Guides

"One of my favorite corners of the southern Adirondacks is Groff Creek, a secluded stream that flows through a deep-cut valley between Groff and Southerland mountains. It is located west of the Sacandaga River, and while this part of the park is not known for copious amounts of snowfall, the Groff Creek valley sees little direct sunlight and therefore retains snow a little longer than its immediate surroundings. More to the point, though, is the fact that this is a great woodland walk for snowshoers who revel in secluded wilderness nooks. It is one of my favorites, actually. What draws me to Groff Creek is the richness of the surrounding mixed woods, which abound with eastern hemlock (and to a lesser degree red spruce). There are few things more beautiful than a hemlock stand on a sunny winter day, when the boughs and twigs strain the light to cast intricate shadows on the snow."

Groff Creek Reviews

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Lets start with drive down the road till its end and thats the trail head. It helps to know that the dirt road is several miles in length, a useful fact. The fist mile or so of trail is easy and nice after that there is no discernible tail or clear notion of as to were you should be bushwhacking. It is also very easy to wander off of state land onto private property. Unless you know exactly were your going, have a clear intention of bushwhacking, or are only intend to go the first mile, this trail will only frustrate you in the end. Nothing here worth going out of your way for.
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Trail Information

Gloversville
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
5 miles
Distance
404 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3–4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
918 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,322 feet
Top Elevation
Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
Silver Lake Wilderness: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/100874.html
Local Contacts
National Geographic Adirondack Park, Northville/Raquette Lake (#744)
Local Maps

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Oct 2018