19May

Falls on Outlet from Buckhorn Lake

GPS Coordinates: ( 43.4288857, -74.4960501 )

2.6 miles

Elevation Gain (feet): 200

Arietta

Easy/Moderate

8.4 miles west of Speculator: Take Route 8 from Speculator 9 miles West. Watch for the DEC trailhead signs marking the Northville-Lake Placid trail on the left past the Town of Arietta Highway Department, across from Casey’s Corner in Piseco. Follow the blue blazed trail markers on the trail for 1.3 miles. When you get to a wooden foot bridge, look right and you will see the top of the cascade about 25 feet downstream. Paths on both sides lead to the bottom of the falls. If you follow the creek upstream (a bushwhack) from the wooden foot bridge for 0.2 mile, you will be able to get a wonderful scenic view of Buckhorn Lake.

This small cascading waterfall is formed from a small stream that begins at the outlet of Buckhorn Lake. The hike in to the falls follows along the famous Northville-Lake Placid trail, and is approximately 1.3 miles (one-way) with a slight elevation gain as you travel towards the falls. Buckhorn Lake, also known as “Fiddler’s Pond”, is a birders paradise and is home to nesting Loons and Great Blue Herons.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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