Griffin Falls

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

Coming from the intersection of Route 30 and Route 8, follow Route 8 and take the first left, which you’ll see in about 2.6 miles. Follow this road over a bridge, and then park along the road to the right.  If you walk back towards the bridge, you’ll see that there is another road and a small, sort of hard to see path to the left of it (we’ve included a picture of this below).  Take this path down into the gorge, and then climb downstream along the boulders until you see the falls.  The trail is more of a goat path than anything, and you should use caution. There is a swimming hole at the bottom of the falls, though it might not always be safe depending on water level current.

This whole area is gorgeous, with beautiful rock formations and multiple small falls and pools.  The waterfall is about 8 ft. tall with a medium pool at the bottom.  We saw a swimmer sliding down the falls, and he said he comes here regularly.

There is apparently a very large pool further downstream, but to get there you have to take a path BEFORE crossing the bridge.  The path is visible, and it is very steep descent around the bridge on that side before the path, so make sure you walk far enough away from the bridge before heading down. You can actually see the large pool from the roadside and it might be easier to just go down when you see it.. We were running short on time and didn’t do this.

 

Location Details

  • 20 min.
  • +43 28.410, -74 13.417
  • Moderate to Difficult

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