Gleasmans Falls, Lewis County, New York

Gleasmans Falls – Lowville

Location: Lowville, Watson Town
Park/Area: Independence River Wild Forest

Parking: 43.80719, -75.27520
Trailhead: 43.80839, -75.27599
Trail Name/Reference to: Beach Mill Pond Trail

Beach Mill Pond and then, Second Creek: 43.800722, -75.235621

Stream/River/Watershed: Independence River
Waterfall Reference Point: 43.79968 -75.23311
Height of Falls/Type: 50 ft total, series of cascades, highest being 10 ft
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: 6.6 Round Trip

Waterfall Name: Gleasmans Falls
Alternative Name(s): n/a
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 50′
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Independence River
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Independence River Wild Forest
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 43.79932, -75.23133
Altitude (Appx Meters): 399.5

Town: Watson, Town of
County: Lewis
NYS Tourism Region: Adirondack Mountains
NYS Tourism:
NYDEC Region: Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario
NYDEC Contact:

Parking: 43.80719, -75.2752
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: 43.80839, -75.27599
Trail Notes: 6.6 rt
Level of Difficulty/Hiking Distance: Difficult/ 6.6 Round Trip


  • Gleasmans Falls is not on the trailhead sign
  • From the trailhead, head south downhill and cross a bridge over Burnt Creek, reaching the trail register
  • Continue across Burnt Creek, following yellow trail markers.
  • About 1 mile, reach a beaver pond, bog bridge, and a footbridge.
  • At 2.5 miles reach the bridge over Second Creek
  • Reach gorge at 2.9 miles near a campsite
  • Highest falls at 3.1 miles.

Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 12 and Stowe St and River St (CR 26), in Lowville, take River St East for .7 miles. This is the intersection with East State St. Continue straight ahead here, still heading east. The road name changed from River St to Number Four Rd. Drive 6.3 miles. Turn right onto Losom Rd and drive .4 miles. Turn right onto McPhilmy Rd and drive 2.9 miles. Turn left onto Beach Mill Rd and drive 3 miles to its end at the Beach Mill Pond Parking Trail head.

Originator: Steve Young
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Source 3: Russell Dunn
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