Gleasmans Falls

Lowville, New York 13367

Gleasmans Falls

Gleasmans Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Situated on the western fringe of the park boundary, this relatively level out-and-back hike is a great trip for hikers who like a little solitude when they arrive at their destination. The falls roar through a narrow gorge, and you can view this torrent from high atop the gorge’s sheer walls. Another unique feature is a close-up view of an old beaver dam along the trail.

At 1.6 miles, you come to the outflow of an old beaver dam. Planks laid lengthwise help you traverse a few muddy spots and are followed by a log-and-plank bridge. After crossing the bridge, the trail immediately turns east to skirt the edge of the beaver pond."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Lisa Densmore Ballard
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
5.8 miles
60 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2–3 hours
1,290 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,350 feet
Top Elevation
Views, Waterfalls
Independence River Wild Forest:
Local Contacts National Geographic Adirondack Park, Old Forge/Oswegatchie (#745)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018