Rainbow Falls, at 25 feet high, is the largest of the spectacular waterfalls along Tooley Pond Road.

To get there: From Degrasse (junction of Routes 27/Clare Road & 11/Degrasse-Russell Road), drive northeast on Route 27/Clare Road for 0.5 mile and turn right onto Tooley Pond Road. Drive east for ~6.0 miles. Park to your right, next to several large boulders. Follow the trail west for <0.3 mile, crossing over a footbridge spanning a secondary gorge just before coming to the main gorge and Rainbow Falls. From the rim of the gorge overlooking Rainbow Falls, follow the trail downstream for >100 feet to obtain views of the waterfall, looking back up the gorge.

Information and photo provided by Russell Dunn.

This waterfall is part of the Adirondack Fifty Falls Challenge Guide

Waterfall Name: Rainbow Falls
Alternative Name(s): Large Marge
Phone: …..
Website: …..

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 40′ Cascade
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: South Branch Grass River
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: Grasse River Wild Forest
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 44.30647, -74.99892
Altitude (Appx Meters): 362.9

Town: Clare, Town of
County: St. Lawrence
NYS Tourism Region: Thousand Island-Seaway
NYS Tourism: https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism
NYDEC Region: Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario
NYDEC Contact: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html

Parking: 44.30424, -74.99395
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: TBD, TBD
Trail Notes: Rainbow Falls Trail – .25 mile 1-way
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: Adk Park Map Saranac P. Smith
Source 2: Steve Young
Source 3: Edward M. Smathers (www.DigTheFalls.com)
Source 4: www.bobbieswaterfalls.net

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

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