Roaring Brook Falls

Don’t miss this roadside wonder! Roaring Brook Falls

Described as between 290 and 325 feet, Roaring Brook Falls is the tallest Adirondack waterfall that is visible from the roadside. The fall, with two long drops, is formed on Roaring Brook which flows from Giant Mountain in Keene Valley. As noted, views of the fall can be made from roadside along NY Rte 73 where there is a pull-off to park. There is also a 0.6-mile trail that will take you to the base of the fall.

Access to the top is also available where the trail branches off and up the mountain. Often in the Winter, you can see ice climbers making their way up the frozen falls as it is also a popular ice climbing route.

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

Classification: Analysis in Progress
Height: 290′ Total
Crest: TBD
Access/Location Classification: Accessible/May not be verified

Waterway: Roaring Brook
Cave/Forest/Preserve Name: n/a
Clove/Gulch/Valley/Glen: n/a
Gorge/Hollow/Gulf/Gully/Ravine/Chasm: n/a
Lat/Long: 44.15056, -73.76009
Altitude (Appx Meters): 496.4

Town: Keene Valley
County: Essex
NYS Tourism Region: Adirondack Mountains
NYS Tourism:
NYDEC Region: Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain
NYDEC Contact:

Parking: 44.15044, -73.76758
Parking Notes: …..
Trail head: 44.15044, -73.76758
Trail Notes: .8 Miles (.3 mile to the base, .5 mile to the top)
We are in the process of collecting trails via, which we will make available in the near future. “Analysis In Progress”, “TBD”, and empty fields denote information currently being collected.

Source 2: Steve Young
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Source 4: Eastern NY All Outdoors Atlas and Field Guide Publication 2008 pg 104 C1

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