Great Gully

Legend

Confirmed Access
NYC Area Beaches
Point of Interest
State or Town Park
Unknown or Unofficial

There is a dirt parking lot for this location, just off of Route 90.  It is between Great Gully Cove road, and  Fire Lane 7, but on the opposite side of the road.  There is a sign here explaining that access to the falls is allowed by a private owner, so please keep this area clean and undamaged, and don’t jump.  Access for everyone could be restricted at any time.

As you walk down the path from the parking lot, you’ll see a small waterfall pretty much right away.  This does have a pool that could be swimmable, but it isn’t very large. Just above the falls you’ll see a long slab of rock that you can walk along to follow the river upstream.  When that ends the river will start to open up and calm down, and bend to the left.  You’ll see a trail on the left going up hill-DON’T TAKE THIS TRAIL- it is very steep and slippery.  Instead, cross the river and follow the trail on the right side of the bank. From there you’ll switch between walking along a trail to walking along the river, but it is all marked off and easy to follow. This trail will bring you to the large falls.

The waterfall is a carved rock crescent, with water flowing over it and dropping into a large pool below. You can swim under the waterfall and even go behind it.  The water is clear, and blue-green in color.  To get to top of falls, you can go on the right hand side and there is a steep bank with some ropes to guide you, but shortly after the falls you hit private property.  Swimmers were present, though it is at your own risk.  It is surrounded by farmland, and could be affected by agricultural run-off during heavy rains.

Location Details

  • 15 min.
  • +42 48.484, -76 42.089
  • Moderate

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