Falls on Northwest Bay Brook

Ray Brook, New York 12977

Falls on Northwest Bay Brook

Falls on Northwest Bay Brook Professional Review and Guide

"This uphill scramble is oh-so-worth the effort to reach the mossy, spongy, emeraldgreen glen at the top of this needle-covered hill. When you stand at the bottom of this trail-less hill and look up, your first thought may be, “This had better be worth it.” Let me assure you that that this uphill hike over a thick bed of potentially slippery evergreen needles (hemlock, pine, and others) pays off when you finally reach the falls.

Set in a moss-lined glen that’s entirely hidden until you’re nearly upon it, the falls descends over the gorge rim in two long, parallel cascades, separated by a huge ridge of metamorphic rock jutting up through the water. Directly across from the falls, you’ll find a rocky knob covered in soft, spongy moss and woodland ground covers, the perfect place to sit down, catch your breath, and cool your quads while you enjoy this special place."

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Trail Information

Ray Brook
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
45 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
NYSDEC Region 5, PO Box 296, 1115 NY 86, Ray Brook, 12977, (518) 8971200, www.dec.ny.gov/about/631.html
Local Contacts
DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 39
Local Maps

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Jul 2018