St Huberts, Essex County, Northern, New York 8-11-2011 Hike

St Huberts, Essex County, Northern, New York 8-11-2011 Hike
I am going to do by best here with piecing together the hike in the St Huberts area. This is written up for a few friends that was inquiring on the New York Waterfalls group

We arrived at the trailhead visitor parking area at about 8am. You first have to park in designated area, and then walk down the Ausable Club road to the trail beginning.

We started off by taking the West River Trail. We were going to go to Russell Brook Falls first, but was told at the gate that it was on private property.

St. Huberts, West River Trail 2011
St. Huberts, West River Trail 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We arrived at Pyramid Falls at about 9:50am

Pyramid Falls, Essex County, New York
Pyramid Falls, Essex County, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next set of photos were taken before we got to Wedgebrook Falls

St. Huberts, before Wedgebrook, 2011
St. Huberts, before Wedgebrook, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We arrived at Wedgebrook Falls at about 11:01am

Wedge Brook Lower Falls, Essex County, New York
Wedge Brook Lower Falls, Essex County, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next set of photos were taken before reaching Beaver Meadow Falls

St. Huberts, before Beaver Meadow 2011
St. Huberts, before Beaver Meadow 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We arrived at Beaver Meadow Falls at about 11:30am

Beaver Meadow Falls, Essex County, ny 2011
Beaver Meadow Falls, Essex County, ny 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next stop we came to Rainbow Falls. We arrived here at about 12:36pm

Rainbow Falls, Essex County, ny 2011
Rainbow Falls, Essex County, ny 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From here we were headed for Fairy Ladder Falls, or so we thought! We crossed over to the East side and headed towards what we thought the trail to Fairy Ladder. Instead we ended up at Fish Hawk Cliffs. We arrived here at about 2:16pm

Fish Hawk Cliffs, Essex County, ny 2011
Fish Hawk Cliffs, Essex County, ny 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was at this point we had to make a decision. We seen no signs pointing the way to Fairy Ladder. What we did not know at the time, was that instead of taking the trail to Fish Hawk Cliff, we should have continued straight on the trail that connects to the Gill Brook Trail and should have gone right. But we did not know this.

We climb back down and got onto the Gill Brook Trail and decided we had to head back out before dark. We got to the Gill Brook trail at about 2:47pm, we were headed for Lake Road. I am glad we did not trackback to get to Lake road or we would have not seen the falls along the Gill Brook including Artists Falls

Gill Brook Trail Sign, Essex County, ny 2011
Gill Brook Trail Sign, Essex County, ny 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe Artist Falls was one of the first few photos shown here..

Gill Brook Trail Section, Essex County, ny 2011
Gill Brook Trail Section, Essex County, ny 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We got to the gate at about 4:58 pm and headed back to the car.

I hope this will help others that are planning on this hike and are new to the area as we were. Word of advice…do not try this hike when you are sick!!! Holy Cow…we did not sleep well the night before, coughing and feverish and tired before even starting….I was determined to take the hike anyways…brutal!!!

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