Black Hole/Dunkley Falls
From where U.S. 9 N and NY-28 split, just north of Warrensburg, follow NY-28 for 7.6 miles. Then turn right on Harrington Rd. for 1.8 miles, you’ll see street side parking on your right and a steep drop going down to a river. Usually there are cars parked here, and a few small signs but can easily be missed. If you hit a bridge where Harrington Rd. crosses over Mill Creek, you’ve gone slightly past it, turn around and drive about 0.3 miles back.
The path is up the road a little towards the bridge and on the right hand side you’ll see a row of small boulders and a No Littering sign. There are actually three trails, and our GPS is taken from the middle one, which doesn’t really have a marker. The first two meet up and lead you to a medium fall with a pool- easy hike and then short scramble down to water. Pretty boulders to sit on the top of the falls, and it looks like you could swim in the pool. The shore is rocky and I couldn’t get a good look down into the pool to see how deep it looked. The third trail is further down the road heading away from bridge, but only by like 40 ft. This trail is marked with a little wooden house shaped sign and some boards shoring up the path. The path is a little steep but not to bad and the forest floor is all pine needles so you can choose your own route down. The water is visible from the road so there is no chance of getting lost. This is a very large deep pool at the bottom of a cascade of falls. Very pretty curved rocks and ledges and rope swing at far edge of the pool. Saw someone catch a fish while we were there. The water looks fairly clear when it is around the shallow rocks but the pool itself is black, hence the name.
Fire pits around.
- 10 to 20 min.
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