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East Jimmy Creek Falls

Adirondacks, New York

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  • Look for the pullout on the opposite side of the road.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • There are two unmarked but well-worn paths that lead into the woods.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • Both paths merge and follow the creek in a picturesque area.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • The main falls stand out from above.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • Looking up the small gorge to catch a glimpse of the falls.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • A small slide waterfall. Note the moss on the rocks; this makes them extremely slippery.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • East Jimmy Creek Falls.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • East Jimmy Creek Falls.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • East Jimmy Creek Falls.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • East Jimmy Creek Falls.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
  • The falls in winter.- East Jimmy Creek Falls
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Pros: 
Waterfalls.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Adirondacks, NY
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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There is a hidden gem near roadside in Wells, New York, for those who love waterfalls. Jimmy Creek, often referred to as East Jimmy Creek due to a similarly named creek a short distance west, flows down to join the East Branch of the Sacandaga River. Just before its confluence the creek forms a small, beautiful, moss-lined gorge where a waterfall forms at its head.

East Jimmy Creek Falls is approximately 10 feet in height. The creek is split by the rock formation creating two side-by-side drops that enter a medium-sized pool before continuing over several other small drops. Near the road is another small waterfall.

To find this waterfall, it’s best to follow GPS directions to a small pull-off directly across from where the creek exits the forest and flows under the road. There are two paths about 20 feet apart that lead into the woods; however, the easier and more scenic is the one nearest the creek. Follow the unmarked but well-worn path along the creek to the opening of the small gorge and you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the main falls. Visitors will immediately notice the amount of moss and greenery lining the sides of the gorge, which give it an emerald-like appearance.

The trail leads up to a point where you can view the falls from above. Use caution as the soil on the sides seems to be unstable and slippery. It is possible to rock-hop up the creek to get a closer look, but care must be used as the rocks are also extremely slippery. The trail continues to follow the creek beyond the falls, but there are no other significant waterfalls nearby.

While it is possible to visit this area in the winter, parking will shift to an area to the west of the creek where a large pull-off can be found a short distance up the road.

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