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Hiking in Adirondack Park
Grass River Wild Forest
Basford Falls is the last and final waterfall located along Tooley Pond Road in the Grass River Wild Forest of the northwestern region of Adirondack Park. This 0.3 mile hike is a fairly easy short walk to the 18 foot slanted waterfall on the Grass River that can be enjoyed by everyone.
There is room for parking along the road on the shoulder of the road (for those driving from NY 3/Cranberry Lake) with a small white paper DEC sign to mark the start of the trail. The trail can easily be driven by as there is no large wooden DEC sign marking the start of the trail. The GPS coordinates of the start of the trail along Tooley Pond Road are N44 20.586 W75 03.207 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle. The Basford Falls Trail is 15.3 miles along Tooley Pond Road from NY 3 and Cranberry Lake or about 9.5 miles from Tooley Pond. This hike is only 0.6 miles further up the road from Sinclair Falls.
From the road the trail passes a large boulder following an old logging road. The wide old road becomes more of a hiking path soon enough and as you get closer to the Grass River, you may notice some large trees along the trail. The trail is easy to follow for the most part. The area around the falls could be a nice spot for a picnic.
To return, simply retrace your steps back to Tooley Pond Road. Look below for a few pictures, a video and a trail map of this great short hike.
Start of the trail is along Tooley Pond Road
Large trees along the Basford Falls Trail
Lower part of Basford Falls
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