Ausable River West River Trail

Keene Valley, New York 12943

Ausable River West River Trail

Ausable River: West River Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The East Branch of Ausable (pronounced “aw-say-bull”) River is a smorgasbord of waterfalls. From mossy cascades and powerful flumes to misty veils and thunderous sheer drops, the variety and multitude of waterfalls make this an ideal hike for waterfall lovers. The hike is rich with scenic lookouts and riverside strolling—overall an excellent excursion.

This trail is on private property, but access to the public is granted through an easement. However, special rules apply; the main restrictions are that pets are not allowed, and no firearms, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, or boating is allowed."

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Trail Information

Keene Valley
Nearby City
9.7-10.8 miles
1,227 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3–4 hours one way
1,266 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,493 feet
Top Elevation
Views, Waterfalls
Adirondack Mountain Reserve
Local Contacts
Adirondack Mountain Reserve map:; National Geographic Adirondack Park, Lake Placid/High Peaks (#742)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018