Griffin Falls – Wells, Hamilton

Griffin Falls

Finding Griffin Falls

Griffin Falls is formed on the East Branch of the Sacandaga River just upstream from its junction with the main body of the Sacandaga River. The falls are located in Griffin Gorge, where the bedrock is notably slanted at a 45-degree angle. The falls are made up of several drops where the river drops 30 feet over 100 yards with the main fall being 8-feet in height.

To get there: GPS: 43°28.365’N 74°13.484’W – From Wells, proceed north on Rte 30 for about 3.5 miles where you will find the intersection with Rte 8. Turn right onto Rte 8 and proceed northeast for approximately 2.5 miles. Look for a trail sign on the right that reads “Trail to Rte 8 at George Brook, Cod Pond, Willis Lake”. On the opposite side of the road, you will see a dirt road. Turn onto and follow that road downhill for 0.2 miles. After you cross the river, park along the side of the road. You will find trails that will lead to views of the falls.

Source: Adirondack Waterfall Guide by Russell Dunn

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

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 30′
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: East Branch Sacandaga River
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 43.47295, -74.22459
Altitude (Appx Meters): 375.3

Town: Wells
County: Hamilton
NYS Tourism Region: Adirondack Mountains
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html

Parking: 43.47359, -74.22389
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: .2 Mile rt
We are in the process of collecting trails via www.WikiLoc.com, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.

Originator: McMartin, Barbara. 1990. Discover the South Central Adirondacks. Page 28.
Source 2: Russell Dunn
Source 3: Steve Young
Source 4: www.bobbieswaterfalls.com

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Closest Geolocated Address: Teachout Rd, Wells, NY 12190, USA
Location Lat/Long: 43.472893, -74.225380

Griffin Falls – Wells, Hamilton

NOTE: Get Directions uses Geolocator for the closest known address. Double check directions prior to the start of your journey.

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