Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls

Adirondacks, New York

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Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls


  • The trail is well marked.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • Stay right just before the bridge.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • Private landowners have allowed access to this waterfall, so please be respectful as you cross through their property.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • The creek has several small rapids below the falls.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • The trail is mostly level and rocky.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • A small sidestream along the trail.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • The Hope Falls drops about 50 feet.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • The pool below the falls is a great place to swim.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • Hope Falls, also known as Tenant Creek Falls.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • A steep scramble will take you to the top of the falls.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • There are several ledges at the top of the falls.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • Looking back down toward the falls.- Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
  • - Hope Falls/Tenant Creek Falls
Overview + Weather
Great views. Good swimming hole.
Can be difficult to find.
Adirondacks, NY
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description


Hope Falls is a beautiful and secluded waterfall on Tenant Creek in the southern Adirondacks. A short hike through open hardwoods and occasional firs leads to a large pool with the approximately 50-foot sliding waterfall pouring into it. The stream babbles over small riffles above and below the falls. 

From the trailhead, visitors will follow the wide path along East Stony Creek for roughly a quarter mile to a large wooden bridge. Turn right just before the bridge, following the smaller trail. This trail is on private land, but the owners have granted hikers permission to access the waterfall. Please stay on the trail and be respectful.

The falls will come into view after roughly a half-mile walk upstream. The large pool below makes for a scenic swimming hole, and those looking to extend their hike can follow the rough trail to the top and beyond.

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