Gleasmans Falls

Lowville, New York

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This tranquil trek takes you through airy woods to a gorge that’s surprisingly dramatic even during periods of low water. This hike is located in the Independence River Wild Forest, a 673-acre state forest named for the trout stream that flows through it. Gleasmans Falls is an impressive series of cascades on the Independence River that churns through a long gorge with 30-foot rock walls. The roaring gorge lies in stark contrast to the peaceful northern forest that surrounds it.
Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Lisa Densmore Ballard (Falcon Guides)

This tranquil trek takes you through airy woods to a gorge that’s surprisingly dramatic even during periods of low water. This hike is located in the Independence River Wild Forest, a 673-acre state forest named for the trout stream that flows through it.

Gleasmans Falls is an impressive series of cascades on the Independence River that churns through a long gorge with 30-foot rock walls. The roaring gorge lies in stark contrast to the peaceful northern forest that surrounds it.

© 2017 Lisa Densmore Ballard/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lowville
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Old Forge, Oswegatchie: Adirondack Park
Local Maps: Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Crystal Dale
Driving Directions: Directions to Gleasmans Falls

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May 2018