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Auger Falls

Adirondacks, New York

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  • The trail register at the beginning of the hike to Auger Falls.- Auger Falls
  • Sections of the trail are rocky.- Auger Falls
  • The trail consists of gently rolling hills through open forest.- Auger Falls
  • Upstream of the falls, the trail parallels the river.- Auger Falls
  • Several smaller rapids lead into the falls.- Auger Falls
  • The Auger Falls Trail.- Auger Falls
  • A fireplace and clearing at the top of the falls make for a great picnic area.- Auger Falls
  • Auger Falls from above.- Auger Falls
  • The falls drop dramatically in separate channels.- Auger Falls
  • Icicles form on overhangs from the mist in winter.- Auger Falls
  • The best views of the falls are on a steep slope, so be careful not to fall in.- Auger Falls
  • The rapids continue around the bend.- Auger Falls
  • Auger Falls.- Auger Falls
  • Tumultuous water downstream from Auger Falls.- Auger Falls
  • Tumultuous water downstream from Auger Falls.- Auger Falls
  • - Auger Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful waterfall. Less crowded than many others. Almost always has water.
Cons: 
Can be difficult to find. The gorge walls are very slippery.
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Region:
Adirondacks, NY
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Auger Falls is a dramatic waterfall in a narrow gorge on the Sacandaga River. The rapids continue above and below the falls, providing exceptional scenery throughout most of the year. Hemlocks line the banks, and at low water, potholes formed by the scouring of small rocks in eddies can be found all over the river bed. The falls are only about 30 feet from top to bottom, but the distinct channels and many changes of direction make it a spectacular destination nonetheless.

From the parking area, follow the dirt road on the southeast end of the dirt parking lot a for a few hundred yards until you see the trail register on your left. From here it's about a quarter mile to the clearing at the edge of the falls. Unmarked footpaths continue up and downstream. The best view of the falls is from downstream among the trees. Be very careful, as the gorge walls are often slippery and deceptively steep.

The unmarked footpath continues upstream and loops back to the parking area, creating a 1.2-mile loop.

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