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Hanging Spear Falls – Newcomb

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: GPS: 44°06.116’N 73°59.448’W – From Tahawus Club (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

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