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Hanging Spear Falls – Newcomb, Essex

Hanging Spear Falls

Hanging Spear Falls – Newcomb

Hanging Spear Falls is a 75-foot-high waterfall on the Opalescent River, named for its resemblance to the shaft of a falling spear.

To get there: From Tahawus (junction of Routes 25/Tahawus Road & 84/Blue Ridge Road), drive north on Route 25/Tahawus Road for ~10.0 miles and park at the end of the road in the Upper Works parking area. Follow the yellow/red-blazed trail north. At 0.4 mile, bear right at a junction and continue northeast, now on the red-blazed trail. At 1.8 miles, turn right at another junction and continue northeast, now on the blue-blazed trail. When you reach the Flowed Lands at 4.7 miles, bear right onto a red-blazed trail and head south. At 1.0 mile, you will pass by 20-foot-high Opalescent Falls. At 1.2 miles, turn right onto a spur path that leads to an overlook of Hanging Spear Falls.

Location information from Russell Dunn

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

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 75′
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Opalescent River
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 44.10177, -73.99087
Altitude (Appx Meters): 749.3

Town: Newcomb
County: Essex
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: 44.08909, -74.05646
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: Calamity Brook Trail – 5 mile
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.

SOURCES –
Originator: Steve Young
Source 2: Russell Dunn
Source 3: www.bobbieswaterfalls.com
Source 4: Eastern Ny All Outdoors Atlas And Field Guide Publication 2008 Pg 103 D4

For more information on New York State waterfalls, please visit our New York waterfall map.

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

Closest Geolocated Address: Upper Works Trail, Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA
Location Lat/Long: 44.101967, -73.990776

Hanging Spear Falls – Newcomb, Essex

Upper Works Trail, Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA

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

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