Falls on Northwest Bay Brook

Ray Brook, New York 12977

Falls on Northwest Bay Brook

Falls on Northwest Bay Brook Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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Dec 2018